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Afandou Beach

Afandou is on the Greek island of Rhodes. It is an attractive traditional Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside. For a complete change of pace and scenery, the hectic resort of Faliraki is only a short distance away.


Afandou mainly attracts families and couples who like to relax during the day and have a central location in Rhodes Island. It's one of the biggest traditional villages in Rhodes. Here you'll find numerous bars, cafes, taverns restaurants and clubs. The local cuisine has always been one of the strong points of hospitality and culture in Afandou.


Founded in the days when pirates were ravaging the Mediterranean, it is said that the village owes its name to the place where it was built. A place that was afanto, or afando " Άφαντο" which in Greek means invisible from the sea.

Get in[edit]

The main air gateway (Diagoras International Airport (RHO IATA) is located to the southwest of Rhodes in Paradisi, Approximately 20 km distance from Afandou.

Get around[edit]


PAPA OUZO - an elderly gentleman who likes to dance and drink ouzo... See him at Greek Night in Afandou...


  • Golf
  • Swimming and sunbathing


Olive Oil, seasonal fruits, souvenir.


There are many traditional restaurants, cafeterias with snack, Gyros and Souvlaki shops. In Kolymbia you can visit a restaurant with authentic German and Austrian cuisine.



There are many self-catering lodgings and hotels. Afandou is only a short distance away from Kolimbia (Kolymbia) area. Kolimbia started to develop only a few years ago, and has managed to maintain its natural beauty also the traditional Greek Island look. Here, you will find some of the finest hotels and apartments on the island. There are plenty of traditional Greek taverns and restaurants, clubs, cafes and they are most favorite amongst the local people.

  • Hidden Garden Apartments. Check-out: Various. A quiet place to stay and a central accommodation between the golf course, the beach, and Afandou City.
  • Karmik Concept Pension, Etniki Odos Rodos-Lindos 181, +30 694 371 8829. Lots of flowering shrubs outside. $31.
  • Helga's Paradise, Afandou Αφάντου Loupini, +30 2241 052232. Helga is a kind person with a friendly cat. And then there's a pool. $39.

Go next[edit]

Tsampika beach, a 10-minute drive south from Afandou. Enjoy a nice winding drive down from the main road to the long sandy beach surrounded by the rocky scenic hills. Turquoise waters and golden sands create a beautiful scene, ideal to relax and enjoy the sun. Water sports are available as well as a mini-market and several small snack and drinks bars.

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