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Pefkos Beach

Scenic beauty, shallow sea, watersports and traditional Greek food attract visitors to this laid-back resort in the southern half of Rhodes. 

Pefkos Beach is an easy-going beach resort that attracts a mix of young families, couples and locals. It is a place to enjoy lazy days on a long sandy expanse, well away from the bustle of the island’s larger towns and resorts. Pefkos Beach is spread around a small bay, flanked by hills and the tall pine trees that give this former fishing village its name. The Greek word “pefko” translates as “pine.”

Relax on a rented sun lounge under the shade of an umbrella, then swim in the warm water of the Aegean. The sea is shallow here and therefore popular with families with young children. There are rocky coves at one end of the beach which are also good places for a swim. If you want to get a little more active on the water, rent a paddleboat or try Jet Skiing. 

To explore the diverse marine life, go snorkeling or join a diving excursion with the dive school situated on the beach. There are also lessons for beginners. Another way to experience the fascinating underwater scenery is to go on one of the glass-bottom boat trips. 

When you come off the beach, find a welcoming bar, restaurant or traditional Greek taverna along the main street. Although not known as a lively resort, some of the bars host DJs and karaoke in the evenings. If you are planning to stay overnight, choose from boutique hotels and self-catering accommodations.

Rhodes has a mild climate and experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, meaning you can enjoy a visit to Pefkos Beach throughout the year.

The beach is about a 1-hour drive south of Rhodes City and there is free car parking at the north end. Alternatively, travel by public transport. Daily buses run between the capital city and Lindos which is approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) away. Consider combining your beach activity with a trip to the nearby Acropolis of Lindos.


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Lodging Near Pefkos Beach

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Hotel Pefkos Beach $32
Reviewed on May 17, 2019
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Hotel Pefkos Beach

Hotel Pefkos Beach

Unnamed Rd, Rhodes, Rhodes
     
    5.0 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Great hotel lovely staff, all round great time been going for years

    Pefki Islands Resort $62
    Pefki Islands Resort

    Pefki Islands Resort

    Pefki, Lindos, Rhodes
       
      4.0
      of 5, from 1 reviews
      2.0 out of 5.0

      Situated near the beach, this spa resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pefkos Beach, Lardos Beach, and St. Pauls Bay. Lindos Beach and Tomb of Cleobulus are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Caesars Gardens Hotel & Spa - Adults Only $197
      Reviewed on Oct 13, 2018
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      Caesars Gardens Hotel & Spa - Adults Only

      Caesars Gardens Hotel & Spa - Adults Only

      Lindos, Rhodes
         
        4.8 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        This is a lovely small hotel, the rooms are very clean and comfortable, the staff are charming and the small gardens and pool area are attractive with plenty of places to relax in the sun or shade. It's an idyllic place to stay if you want to relax and unwind. A car is an advantage although you can ...

        Lardos Bay - All Inclusive $28
        Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018
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        Lardos Bay - All Inclusive

        Lardos Bay - All Inclusive

        Lardos Beach, Lardos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
           
          3.7 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Had a few problems about changing rooms, but the manager Mr. Yourry sorted all our problems out. Hotel facilities for families are great. Great Manager and great staff, we'll be back.

          Marianthi Studios & Apartments $19
          Marianthi Studios & Apartments

          Marianthi Studios & Apartments

          Lindos Road, Pefkos, Rhodes, Rhodes
             
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Rhodes, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pefkos Beach, Lardos Beach, and St. Pauls Bay. Tomb of Cleobulus and Acropolis of Lindos are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Eagles Nest Hotel $57
            Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018
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            Eagles Nest Hotel

            Eagles Nest Hotel

            Pefki - Lindos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0

              For what you pay for it is great! The room is fine but the only thing i would say is they need to include a electric toothbrush plug to charge it in the bathroom/bedroom and have blanket in case you get cold at night (as you only have a thin sheet and one pillow each). The TV has one english channel, ...

              Matina Pefkos Aparthotel $54
              Reviewed on Jul 18, 2016
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              Matina Pefkos Aparthotel

              Matina Pefkos Aparthotel

              Unnamed Rd, Pefkos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
                 
                3.9 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                We just came back from a week long family holiday at Matina and had a great time. The room was allocated as requested, and really everything was on the doorstep - pools, bar, restaurant, beach, supermarket, play area, main road...all staff were incredibly nice and helpful, even the cleaner spoke ...

                Hotel Ilyssion
                Hotel Ilyssion

                Hotel Ilyssion

                85 107 Pefki -Lindos, Rhodes, Hellas, Rhodes, Aegean Islands
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Rhodes, this property is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pefkos Beach and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Lardos Beach. Lindos Beach and St. Pauls Bay are also within 6 mi (10 km).