Atmosphere: The Afandou area is made up of 3 parts..
- A large buzzing Greek village.
- The long beach with very peaceful areas and other more commercial areas.
- And Kolymbia which is a tourist resort.
Most suitable for: Families or groups of friends wanting to spend quality time together.
Ideally located half way between Rhodes Town and Lindos. A fantastic Blue Flag beach with crystal clear water. Lots of activities to participate in such as water sports, horse-riding, Golf (the Rhodes Golf Course is in Afandou) and Europe's Biggest Waterpark is less than 10 minutes drive away. There are some great seafood tavernas right on the beach. As well as the local Afandou beach, there are some glorious bays just a few minutes' drive away such as Ladiko and Anthony Quinn Bay which are wonderful for snorkelling.
Recommendations of things to do during your stay in the Afandou area:
Tsampika Monastery and beach – Climb the winding steps all the way up to Tsampika Monastery and you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Tsampika beach below and the surrounding area. If you are planning on starting a family, this visit may reward you with more than just the view! Tradition has it that ladies wishing to conceive should climb these steps and their wish will be granted. The resulting little boys are then named Tsampikos and girls Tsampika. During your stay on Rhodes you will no doubt meet locals with this name and you will now know it's history! After the visit to the monastery, enjoy a relaxing day on the wonderful sandy Tsampika beach with its beach cafes and even Tsampika Waterland providing lots of family fun!
Our villas are located in two areas. The first is an area called Trapezia which means plateau. This area, as the name suggests is raised and provides wonderful sea views. It is also very secluded and tranquil, ideal for those wanting quality shared time with friends and family. The second area is on a hillside above Kolymbia which is a tourist resort with lots of restaurants, bars and shops. With the villas being located away from the main centre, you have the best of both worlds – peace and quiet at the villa and access to the amenities.
Restaurants we love in Afandou:
Sergio's Pizza Restaurant – Right in the village of Afandou. One of the best traditional wood burner made pizzas on the island!