Afandou is an attractive traditional Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside.


Afandou is an attractive, traditional Greek village set on the northeastern coast of Rhodes, just 20 kilometres from Rhodes Airport. Holidays to Afandou surround you with beautiful countryside that consists of fragrant orchards and ancient olive groves. One of the largest villages on the island, its name intriguingly means "invisible", as the village was positioned behind a hill away from the beach to protect it from pirates that once roamed the seas. Much quieter these days, any excitement revolves around the low-key entertainment to be found on sultry evenings, in and around the village's many traditional tavernas and a few bars that can be found here. For a complete change of pace and scenery, the vibrant and more hectic resort of Faliraki is only a short distance away. 

Set on the Mediterranean east coast of Rhodes with easy access to seven kilometres of beach, Afandou's main beach consists mainly of small pebbles, which are continuously being removed by the aggregates industry, leaving behind a lovely sandy beach. The water is clear and shallow, and because of its position on the Mediterranean side of the island, very calm, making it perfect for swimming. If that's not enough of a reason to head to the beach, this palm tree flanked beach regularly wins the Blue Flag award. Traganou is the name of the beginning of Afandou Beach. Very clean and pebbled with a couple of shallow caves to explore. A taverna on the beach provides refreshment making it an ideal spot to spot to enjoy.

Afandou mainly attracts families and couples who like to relax during the day while being in a central location from which to explore more of the island of Rhodes. Whether you want a lively time or a chilled out, authentic Greek experience, you will find it here on holidays to Afandou.

Things To Do

Great Excursions during Afandou Holidays

Make your holidays to Afandou extra special by booking one of our wonderful excursions, we have a wide range of excursions that have been selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-

Simply Symi: Setting sail from Mandraki harbour over clear waters to the beautiful sister island of Symi. Visiting the Panormitis Monastery which is steeped in history and glory. One of a few unspoilt islands well worth discovering and should definitely be on your wish list on holidays to Rhodes.

Turkish delight: Treat yourself to bargains galore with all the famous designer names but not so designer prices. Visit two continents in one day and take the 'Turkish delight' to Maramis. Experience Turkish culture and the hustle and bustle of the local bazaar as you shop till you drop. 

Off road safari: Feel the exhilaration of this exciting adventure as you head off on a journey of discovery to see the very best of Rhodes. See simple Greek villages nestled between rugged off-road scenery and picturesque monasteries.

Lindos by boat: No visit would be complete in Rhodes or Greece without visiting the Crown Jewel of of the island, that is of course Lindos. Set sail across the beautiful, clear, crystal waters and just watch the world go by. Experience the history and culture of a truly magical village wrapped around the main attraction of the Acropolis. 

Grand island tour: Visit many iconic spots of culture and tradition around the beautiful island and see the highlights with a professional and informative guide. The tour begins from the Valley of the butterflies, passing down the scenic coast of Soroni, Fanes, Kalavarda and with a visit to the ancient Kamiros. Arrive at Embona's wine factory for a truly special wine tasting. After a spot of lunch you'll be taken through the villages of Siana, the castle of Monolithos, Appollakia and Kiotari. A Greek experience in true style.

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