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Pefkos
Pefkos is a relaxed holiday village ideal for families and couples. Situated on a hill overlooking the azure Aegean Sea, most properties boast panoramic views and sublime sunsets every evening. Many of the breathtaking sand and fine pebble beaches are equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas, waiting to be employed by avid sunbathers and swimmers. more
My first ever holiday - Pefkos - Clair Smythe. Date of travel: Jun 2010
My first ever real holiday and i spent in a place where i felt the most relaxed i have ever felt the staff everywhere were very friendly, professional and attentive. Everywhere i went i was asked my name. Eclipse bar fantastic went there 3 times and the bar staff remembered my name. We stayed just outside Pefkos at the Coralli apartments and I have to say they were wonderful. The staff in particular made me feel welcome and always entertained us so thank you to Billy, Jimmy, Mikey and George!!! Pefkos itself is a beautiful place with enough restaurants and bars to keep you entertained, beautiful beaches. I didn't want to leave and will definitely return!!!!! 2 thumbs up Pefkos!!!!
Pefkos - Andreas. Date of travel: Jun 2009
We have been going to Pefkos for the past 25 years and it is kind of like coming home now. We have traveled all over the world but this is the only resort we keep coming back to. It has been over developed and become a typical Brit holiday spot but it is still worth spending your vacation there. My days sitting in Lee beach cafe/restaurant chatting to Costas or looking out to sea drinking Amstel or Espresso coffees are always a high point. Restaurants are of a good standard, worth a mention are the Coliseum (Paul) and Kyma/Lee beach restaurant (Costas), or for more variety nip over to Lindos (4 minutes in a taxi) and go to Odyssia and ask for a rooftop table (just sublime), or try the Italian trattoria hidden away round the back streets with its courtyard garden setting. Wander along to Jacks bar (The Courtyard bar) and either relax at the bar and ask for your fave music or sit up on the roof. I guess if you know where to go Pefkos/Lindos is still a superb experience.
Wonderful time in Pefkos - Helen Bergdahl. Date of travel: May 2009
It is said that Pefkos is a village but having just returned from my first holiday there I was very impressed by the range of facilities to be found. Lovely beach with bars at the edge, plenty of good quality restaurants and bars along with a range of accommodation.
Pefkos has lovely little walks, a beautiful beach, and is all together a great place to relax with friends and family - Angie White and Lisa Sanford. Date of travel: May 2008
I know there should be some bad points about Pefkos but we couldn't honestly say what they are, we had a thunder storm one day which we didn't particularly like so next time could there please be no rain haha, thats about as bad as it gets!!!
Pefkos is a bit too English for my taste - Kirsten Hey. Date of travel: Sep 2007
The resort itself, I wasn't too impressed with. I don't eat meat or fish and every other time I've been to Greece, I've had no problem at all finding meals, but in Pefkos I lived on tomato pasta. The restaurants really didn't provide for vegetarians at all - no spanakopita, very little briam... There was lots of meat and fish, and my carnivorous friend was delighted with most of her meals, but I really struggled and was bored sick of tomato pasta by the end of the fortnight. I got the impression that it was a very English resort and in catering for "English tastes", the Greekness had been compromised. I daresay a meat eater wouldn't have noticed it though. Something else we both noticed was that the hummus, aubergine salad and taramasalata was the same in every restaurant - they obviously all buy it from the same wholesaler and it really wasn't very nice. The tsatziki seemed to be home-made everywhere though and always delicious. We didn't eat in the same restaurant twice while we were there, there is plenty of choice for restaurants and plenty of bars as well. I highly recommend Lee's Beach down on the beachfront. There are several supermarkets and gift shops in Pefkos, but for more shopping, a trip to Lindos or Rhodes Town would be better. We got taxis into Lindos twice (6 each way) and did an organised trip into Rhodes Town one night. I think that was 19 each. Rhodes old town is quite confusing and we got very lost on our way back to the bus, so keep your wits about you. The other thing we did was the all day boat trip for about 39 each, I think. We were collected by coach and taken to St Paul's Bay where we got on the boat, which took us round to Agathi Bay for swimming and sunbathing. Then we went off to another beach for a barbecue and swimming (my friend says the meat was delicious; I had salad and bread) and then another stop on the way back for swimming off the boat, getting back to St Paul's Bay about 6pm. That was a really good day, very enjoyable trip, but I can imagine it could have been quite different if the sea had been choppy. There were plenty of other trips available too, but I can't remember what they were. Tours of the island, the watersports park, the valley of butterflies (actually giant moths) and other stuff too. I enjoyed the two weeks very much. It was very, very relaxing but there are activities available if that's what you're looking for. Just don't expect an authentic Greek experience - it is a very English resort.
I Love Pefkos - Emily Cooper. Date of travel: Sep 2007
I Love Pefkos
The best bar in Pefkos has to be Kelari Bar , everyone is so friendly and Michalis, one of the bar staff's sons who works there is a really nice person, my sister and I became good friends with him and so did my parents. Eclipse is also a nice place to go with a beautiful pool and bar area, families are best to go there in the day as most younger people go at night. Smile restaurant was my favourite, with friendly bar staff and yummy food what more could you want!?
Pefkos - Jason & Nichola. Date of travel: Aug 2007
Pefkos is a lovely quiet place on a night with a few good bars and restaurants. The Nostalgia and the Smile Garden restaurant are excellent but I would avoid the Enigma. Very poor service and food was terrible after waiting hour and a half for it. Alexandras was a lovely friendly bar with lovely bar staff. We went in there every night and the Eclipse was also very good.
Love this resort!! - S. Kirkpatrick. Date of travel: Aug 2007
Pefkos ia good for a relaxed holiday, lots of really good restaurants - if you love your food you'll love Pefkos. People very friendly towards tourists and genuinely so. Fantastic beach, blue flag I think. Some good trips bookable through resort shops, much cheaper than through reps. If you've never been before, beware that it reaches over 40 degrees in the height of summer, doesn't cool down much at night either.
Pefkos - The only place to go! - Martin and Allison. Date of travel: Jul 2007
We have been to Pefkos now 4 times and each time gets better. The local bars are friendly and welcoming but the best kept secret of the resort is The Fuse internet cafe and bar. Family run, they have made our holidays the best we could hope for. A new club has opened for the younger generation called The Eclipse, during the day a brilliant pool with cliff diving and by night a lively bar with great music. Restaurants serve a mix of the traditional Greek dishes (try dolmadies or beef stifado) and English food, all well priced, try some of these restaurants when you are there, The Eclipse, The Two Brothers, Terpsis and The Smile Garden just to mention a few. We have already booked for 2008!
You have to go to Pefkos - Clive Thomason. Date of travel: Jun 2007
You have to go to Pefkos
Village caters strongly for the Brits, with all restaraunts still Greek owned but with English menus, right down to Roast Beef Y/Pud, full English incl. black pudding!! No trouble in bars even the 3am in morning drinks, as all drinkers were sensible couples or seasoned drinkers. Prices about 30% less than UK in resort priced bars, and everything very clean and modern. End of town Pefkos By Night Bar has coldest air con in town, and Pefkos Beach Hotel has Nostalgia restaurant which is very good, although the one opposite, Enigma is more classy and higher spec. Was in the reported heat wave, with temps at average 128F with Saturday reaching 144F on coast road, so quite hot. Pefkos has to be the best kept secret in Europe. Liked it so much, going back in 6 months to look for villa to buy.
Pefkos - Shirley & Roland Ballard. Date of travel: May 2007
We have been coming to Rhodes for quite a few years now, fell in love with Lindos, then fell in love with Pefkos/Lardos, and have made lots of friends in all three villages. What a place to relax or have some fun in Elamesa Bar (pefkos) you are always made welcome, and are friendly, and fun loving people, a must to visit and you won't want to leave. We had two fabulous weeks there which consisted of us being baptised and married in Lardos among family and friends and in a place that we will always love. What an experience that we will always remember!
Pefkos - Mary and May. Date of travel: Jul 2006
A beautilfull resort the beaches were excellent there was lots to do. five mins in a taxi to Lindos. The Greek restaurants were inexpensive and the food was top class.the Restaurant Nickolas and the Greek House were two of the best in the resort. there was travel agencys near the beach and they had good trips at reasonable prices to Turkey etc.the supermarkets were reasonable for food and drinks. best place for a relaxing holiday ever look forward to going back next year. Tour Operator: Thomson
Carol. Date of travel: Sep 2005
Pefkos is a small place but has loads of restaurants, bars and shops. Very English although you can get some pretty good Greek food if you pick the right restaurants. Plently of places to hire a car and loads of lovely places to see round and about. Altogether a lovely holiday. Tour Operator: My Travel
Pefkos has changed far too much - Fiona. Date of travel: Sep 2005
I have been to Pefkos 6 times (first went in 1987). I'm afraid it has become far too overdeveloped and 'British' for me. Pefkos 'used' to be the best kept secret but no more I'm afraid. All the bars and restaurants used to be on the main road towards the Lardos end of the resort with a couple of bars restaurants down the beach road. It used to be absolutely lovely, but is now completely spoilt by English Football, Egg and Chips, Sunday Roast, etc. Some of the buildings are awful and what the heck is a Wild West Bar doing in Pefkos. Some of our best nights were spent in the Eclipse when it used to be a great little bar with excellent music and holiday makers and locals mixing happily. I could go on and on but suffice to say it's not my dream resort anymore and I won't be returning. Very very fond memories of Pefkos of old - terrible shame.
Jason and Helen. Date of travel: Jul 2005
Pefkos is a slighly more upmarket and expensive resort than others in Rhodes. It is more suited to couples rather than the singles scene or children. The beach is narrow but very nice and there is a great selection of Greek tavernas here. Beware if you want fish as you are charged by the weight which usually means the bill is a lot more expensive than one expects. For a more lively evening out take the bus to Lindos and get a taxi back.Overall a holiday to take it easy. Tour Operator: Thomsons
Tracey. Date of travel: Aug 2004
This was our first visit to Rhodes. We stayed at the Matina. We found our welcome friendly and they could not do enough for us. We are a family of 4 and we stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment. The accomodation was spotless. We have a bathroom with shower curtain, a real bonus in Greek apartments. A compact but well fitted out kitchen area. With microwave, kettle, toaster fridge etc. Sat TV plus mosquito devices in living area and bedroom. Bring your own refills though. Air con was extra at about 40 EU a week. Safetly dep boxes in reception about 15 EU a week. Good efficient maid service. The pool area was clean and free from hazards. Pool bar served typical fast food snacks reasonably priced. Beer cold and reasonably priced 2.80 EU a pint. Kids clubs were well organised and kept the kids entertained when we wanted a qiuiet meal. The real bonus of the apartments was its location. On leaving the apartments you turn left and about 25 m down a small incline you reach the beach, and what a beach. It gently shelves into the sea safe for kids. The water was bath warm. With small fish that could be fed. Sun loungers about 8 EU a day for 2 + umbrella. Resort itself relatively small. Plentiful bars and restaurants, supermakets. All in all a friendly warm place not really suited to large 18-30 single sex groups but mostly for families and those wanting a relatively relaxing holiday. I'm sure anyone going will have a brill time and we shall be returning 2005. Tour Operator: Direct Holidays
 
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3-Star Hotels
Ziakis Hotel | * * * * * |
Matina Apartments | * * * * * |
Stella Apartments | * * * * * |
Pefkos Beach Hotel | * * * * * |
Lindos Pines Resort | * * * * * |
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2-Star Hotels
Coralli Apartments | * * * * * |
Chrysanthi Apartments | * * * * * |
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