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Peace and pine trees in Pefkos

With beautiful landscapes, a relaxed atmosphere and sandy beaches, Pefkos holidays strike the perfect balance between an active getaway and a chilled-out break by the sea. Meaning ‘pine trees’ in Greek, Pefkos – also known as Pefki – is on the eastern coast of Rhodes and boasts rugged mountain landscapes and ocean views.

A quiet part of Rhodes, Pefkos provides seclusion as well as all the facilities you need with shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Its slower pace of life makes Pefkos ideal for visitors who’d like to take it easy. Meanwhile for those looking to get active, cycling, walking and rock climbing are all popular in the resort, plus the lively town of Lindos is close by. So whether you want a sporty time, a sunkissed beach vacation or a mixture of both, holidays to Pefkos are sure to have just the thing for you.

Your Pefkos questions, answered

Rhodes’ weather stays pleasant throughout the year. With temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s from June until October, you’re likely to enjoy a sunny visit.
Pefkos is a small village, but you’re not completely hidden away. Lardos and Lindos are a short drive away, and there are plenty of attractions nearby.
Once a summer coastal base for fishermen and farmers, locals have come to Pefkos for generations to enjoy its picturesque, pine-clad hillside and Aegean views.

Best things to do in Pefkos

Visit the chapels

There are a number of traditional churches and chapels in or near Pefkos, including the 12th-century hilltop Prophet Elias Church. They make for tranquil places to visit.

Get in the water

Make the most of the crystal-clear Aegean waters during holidays to Pefkos by going fishing, snorkelling or diving – there’s a boat hire operator on Lee Beach.

Hit the beaches

The Blue Flag Lee Beach is the main sunbathing spot in Pefkos, while others include the sheltered bay of St Thomas and the long and sandy Plakia beach.