The name 'Afandou' actually means 'invisible', but this stunning village is anything but. It has one of the longest beaches you'll find on any Rhodes holidays, many hotels and restaurants, and is within easy distance of historic Rhodes Town and vibrant Faliraki.
Afandou is a small village with a population of around 7,000. Set in lush countryside and surrounded by shady olive trees, it's a popular destination for families. It's easy to get to nearby Faliraki – less than 30 minutes' drive away – but with its variety of eateries, beautiful walks as well as a local golf course, Afandou will satisfy those looking for a relaxing holiday.
Connecting the village with the wonderful beach – only minutes away – is a miniature train which is always popular with children. The calm, shallow water is ideal for swimming or simply paddling, and the beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for its pristine condition. Sunbeds and watersports equipment are easily available, and you can also explore the fascinating caves and rocks further down the coast.
Armed with your drinks and snacks you could spend most of the day sitting in the old village square, taking breaks for shopping and then exploring the church of Pagagia Katholiki with its 17th-century frescos.
With numerous coffee shops, bars and restaurants surrounding the beautiful tree-lined square, Afandou is a wonderful place to unwind. The village is famous for its local carpet industry and you can buy an authentic local carpet to take home with you. The village is also known for its museum of ceramic art, which lies between Afandou and nearby Kolymbia.