Rodos Star

For lazy poolside days and relaxed afternoon strolls, the Rodos Star will appeal. With plenty of terrace and garden space on which to work on your tan and a separate paddling pool for the little ones, you’ve got all the holiday basics covered. There’s also a snack bar for drinks and light bites such as wraps, pizzas and kebabs. Main meals are served in the restaurant which has indoor and outdoor seating avaialble. Evenings at the Rodos Star are based around the bar and you can expect live music once a week, plus the occasional karaoke night. There’s a big-screen TV for sports enthusiasts to watch events, and you may even find Greek dancing on the entertainment agenda from time to time.

Overview of Rhodes

If you’re looking for a Greek island with plenty of diversity, Rhodes hits the spot. A magnet for beach lovers, holidays to Rhodes also offer plentiful sightseeing and history-packed Rhodes Town with its Medieval quarter and numerous shopping opportunities vying for your attention. For an authentic experience, head to the northeast coast of the island where sleepy villages such as Afandou, where the Rodos Star is located, simmer with traditional Greek charm. This part of the island also offers home-cooked cuisine at its best including the freshest of seafood dishes. Nightlife in Afandou is low-key but nearby Faliraki offers an array of nightclubs and karaoke bars.

Things to do in Afandou

Make the Rodos Star your holiday base and you’ll be just 5 minutes from the town centre. There’s also a pebbly beach around 15 minutes away if you can bear to leave the comfort of your poolside lounger. Afandou offers a charming mix of attractions including traditional coffee houses, carpet shops and old-style restaurants. There’s also a pretty church with a collection of 17th-century paintings. Those in search of cultural exploration will find a car or taxi ride to Rhodes Town, just 30 minutes away.

Resort Summary

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.