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Hidden charm in Rhodes

Afandou might be one of Rhodes’ biggest towns, just 5 kilometres from buzzing Falaraki, but it retains masses of Greek charm. The town’s name comes from the Greek word for ‘invisible’ – the town couldn’t be seen from the sea – which was a major benefit in the days of pirate raids. Today, Afandou holidays are anything but invisible – it’s a spot renowned for its pristine beach, cafés, churches and quaint town square, as well as its traditional carpet shops.

It’s also an excellent choice for golfing holidays, as Afandou is home to the only course on the island. Days can be spent exploring the town and relaxing in the olive groves and shady fruit orchards, then feasting on the freshly grown produce in low-key neighbourhood restaurants. Holidays to Afandou will give you a taste for the flavours and traditions of Rhodes, and are sure to leave you hungry for more.

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Your Afandou questions, answered

Yes, the biggest – a huge religious and folklore celebration – takes place at the church of Our Lady Katholiki in August. Other smaller events happen during the year.
Absolutely. The beautiful stretch of beach and the calm town are ideal for those with children, or for couples and groups looking for a quiet Greek getaway.
The church of Our Lady Katholiki, close to the beach, has marvellous 17th-century frescoes inside, and there’s a year-round folk art exhibition in town, too.

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