Pefkos is perfect for couples and families

by Rachel Murray

Pefkos is a small Greek resort nestled into an Eastern cove of Rhodes. With shallow, warm shorelines and authentic bars and restaurants, you can be sure of a friendly and relaxing holiday in the sun

This truly is a fantastic spot, I think to myself as I lay soaking up the rays high above the village. It’s 32 degrees on this perfect September day, with a cooling breeze and not a cloud in the bright blue sky.

I’m in a place called Pefkos, a resort tucked into the Eastern corner of Rhodes. Touristy – yes, busy – sometimes, but somewhere where you’ll see a mass exodus of Brits abroad this is not.

Dimitris Studios (Lindos Road) is our chosen base for the week, friendly, clean and simple, but the best thing about here are the spectacular views across the bay and out to sea. Whether it be swimming and sunbathing in the day, or having a few drinks by the bar in the evening, you can just stare for hours at the boats dancing around on the waves and the people and cars moving way down below.

From here you can see a sprawling mass of cream and mass building from the hillside down to the coast, a mixture of homes, apartments, hotels and amenities. There’s a wide selection to choose from and most are family owned, so if you’re looking for a generic 4*/5* hotel chain, this probably isn’t the resort for you. However, if like us, you’re after a relaxing break with good food and a beautiful setting, it’s definitely worth a try.

For adventurous types there’s a full array of watersports on the main beach, and if you’re looking for a cultural trip, Lindos’s ancient acropolis is just 5km away. There’s even a tiny airstrip where pleasure flights around the resort take place from, We were going to do this until we realised the plane was only a two-seater and one of them is for the pilot! The bar ‘Flyers’ (Boat Trip Road) on the beach has all the information on prices and times.

Nights are generally centred around the restaurants; our favourites were Tsambikos (Bakery Road) above the wonderful bakery on the hill (it’s quite steep but worth the walk for the authentic Greek cuisine and views out to sea.) To Spitaki (Main Road) is another Greek restaurant where you dine outside in the garden, surrounded by hundreds of plants and flowers. Then there’s Terpsis (Main Road) where they serve up Greek dishes alongside the more stereotypical international fayre.

For pre and post dinner drinks Palm Bar (Main Road) has brilliant lounger seats and an even better cocktail menu! Peacock Bar just off the Main Road at the northern end of the town is also good for long drinks and cocktails, and give you some of the best deals in town (and sparklers!).

In summary Pefkos is a great little resort which combines a great beach, with inviting restaurants and stunning views from the top of the hill – go on –give it a try!