Afandou Beach, Greece
Ranked #7 in Greece Tourism
Greece is known for her history, culture, people and cuisine. She’s also known for her modernity set amidst a long-rooted past and the beaches bring out such progress in clear detail. Rhode’s own Afandou Beach is one of the best there is. From the water sports to the parties, you’ll find this and more here.
Activites on Afandou Beach
This 4 km stretch of beach is sensational. It’s basically a sand and pebble beach and not especially developed to meet modern standards, but that’s what makes it naturally beautiful. As with most beaches in Greece, this one has received the ‘Blue Flag’ for cleanliness too. You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas for that classic beach experience and dive into the water sport events held here.
Bring sunscreen, swimsuits and ready cash to spend on the dining, water sports and other opportunities here. Consider the tale behind this beach. It’s named after the village of Afandou which finds itself 2 kms inland from the coast. The name ‘afanto’ means ‘invisible’ in Greek. It was coined because its strategic setting made it hard for marauding pirates to see it.
There are taverns and snack kiosks, so you’re certain to make the most of your time without packing food and refreshment and lugging it across the sand. There’s an initiative in line for more palm trees to adorn the beach, so a couple years from now you’ll have a lush paradise to look out for.
The waters are shallow, calm and serene and the beach itself is away from busy traffic and other noises, making it ideally inviting. This also means your kids can have the most fun here. The entire place is safe for them. There’s a mini-train ride from the village to the beach which they’re sure to enjoy.
Attractions near Afandou Beach
The beach has easy access to the town mentioned above where you can find some historical points of interest like the 16th-century frescoed church of Pagagia Katholi. You can get some of the best views of the sea from the hilltop church of Profitis Ilias, so prepare your cameras to capture scenes of heavenly splendor.
For all you golf lovers, there’s an 18-hole 72-par course was designed by Donald Harradine for your appreciation. Overlooking the sea, you’re certain to love your time there and head to the beach for some relaxed alone-time.
Since you’re here, you must adventure through the island’s capital. Rhodes has wonders like none other. The medieval fortifications and cobbled pathways through what was once Old Town add a couple points to the hundreds behind why it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 14th-century Palace of the Grand Masters has to be seen to be believed. Artwork, modernity, shopping and nightlife thrive amidst a history to rival most other countries.
The Afandou Beach has so much to offer you by way of connections to other island locations and fun, thrills and joy. You won’t come out feeling like you want to leave. The beach has a magical ambience, like the island itself.