We chose the Pefkos Beach after reading previous Tripadvisor reviews and the most important thing is to book a superior room, I don't think it is that much more expensive. The hotel was lovely, staff very welcoming and spoke English, a good range of swimming pools and nice bars/restuarants. It was 55 Euros a week for air conditioning but it was so worth it!
We had room 127, which was up the hill. Luckily there is a lift but it is still uphill and a few steps after that. The room was spacious, clean, huge bed, nice bathroom and basic self catering area.
Would recommend the hotel without a doubt, just get a superior room!
Pefkos itself has a wide range of restaurants and touristy shops. I'm vegetarian so was a little worried but I managed to eat out every day. There was always pizza or pasta as a back up so my meat eating partner could eat more exciting stuff. On to recommended places to eat. The best places were Philosophia Beach Restaurant, hard to find but so very worth it. Absolutely stunning. Enigma was very good too and had good veggie choices. The Indian/Chinese place at the far end of Pefkos was also good. Flavia is also very nice. Flyers, which is on the right end of the beach, is great and the Greek breakfast was the best we had. Avoid the following: Melteme (very false atnosphere and food average) and the 7.90 Euro places (awful). Other places we ate were non-descript. There is a fabulous bakery up the hill from taxi rank and it is well worth an early morning trip, try the banana choco pastry! It has a well stocked supermarket too. Mingos the hotel supermarket is fine but the next one up the road away from Pefkos has lovely Baklava and a good range of ice cream. We drank several nights in the Rock Bar at the far end of Pefkos, where the coctails were varied, the staff were lovaly and the music varying from indie to heavier rock such as Anthrax and Metallica (more my type). The Friday night was the heavier night but otherwise it's all things guitar related.
As to excursions (we were with Thomson), we recommend the 4x4 trip which was great fun, we saw loads and the Seven Springs are really worth a visit, lunch was also nice although 10 Euro extra. We also went to the waterpark at Faliraki and that was good although can't be the biggest in Europe as the tour guide says! Lazy Day Cruise was nice too although quite busy and followed Rhodes coastline instead of seeing other islands. We saw busier cruise boats though. We also booked a coach only transfer to Rhodes city through Captains Tours in Pefkos and it was much cheaper than Thomson price, 11 Euros return compared to 24! I recommend you see the Captain Tour excursions, the booking lady was very nice. Rhodes city was bustling, and the walk around the moat was stunning. It was the only time I saw beggars or people coming up to you doing stuff to try to get money - just walk on fast and don't engage. On the return coach out of Rhodes city we stopped for 20 minutes at Rodini Park, which was the stunning surprise of the day. A lovely river, with rough built wooden bridges, and resident ducks and turtles, just stunning. That was a Captains Tour bonus, for no obvious reason, at no extra cost but just to showcase the beauty. We went to Lindos, which was a let down in our view. The acropolis was over restored and so looked too 'new' but the views were good. Beware of the cafe just by acropolis entrance as the drinks are mega expensive - 4.50 Euros for a plastic cup of fresh orange juice! Almost fainted with shock ;o) Pefkos beach itself is nice, a pair of sunbeds were 8 Euro and it is quieter at the right end of the beach although slippy stones just in water that you have to navigate to get in and out. The left end of beach is sand straight into sea but is busier.
I'll add photos of our trip later but all in all we had a great time and would go again in a few years!
- Also Known As:
- Pefkos Beach Hotel Rhodes