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Afandou Beach (Afantou), Rhodes

The beach of Afandou (or Afantou), which is one of the longest beaches of Rhodes, is located 19 km south of the town of Rhodes. Around the natural bay is the village of Afandou (Afantou). This beach has some parts that are commercially organised, as well as some parts that are not organised.
Amenities & things to do at Afandou Beach (Afantou) beach:
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Watersports available

Water sports
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Canteens or restaurants available

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For kids
Showers available

Beach loungers available

Beach loungers
Lavatories available

Parking available


The beach at Afandou in Rhodes is made up of sand and pebbles and has plenty of facilities for hire. Whether it's young people racing on jet skis, locals and visitors enjoying their fish in the local tavernas or tourists sunbathing on the shoreline, there's enough room for everyone and no one feels crowded on the huge beach at Afandou.

The water here deepens quite abruptly. Some sections of the beach are commercially organized while others are not. There are beach and water sport centers, a small number of small restaurants and fish taverns, of which some also offer rental rooms, and canteens just above the beach. On the coast road you will also find the Rhodes golf course. The waters here are of excellent quality, although as already mentioned, deep. The advantage here is that the waters also also very fresh, even in the height of summer.

Afandou Beach (Afantou) © Rhodes Guide /

Afandou Beach (Afantou) ©

How to reach Afandou Beach

Afandou beach can be easily reached by following the Rhodes - Lindos national road (E95). From Rhodes town, after passing Faliraki, and about 2.5km down the road, you will see a sign directing you to Traganou and Afandou beach. Traganou is the first part of Afandou beach and is usually well visited in the summer. Following the water will take you further down the beach where you will usually find places with very few or no people.

Afandou Beach (Afantou) © Rhodes Guide /

Afandou Beach (Afantou) © Rhodes Guide /

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Afandou Beach (Afantou) reviews & comments

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When we arrived at Afandou beach, we found a very nice, broad, wide beach with sand and small stones and pebbles. The sea was stunningly blue, that gets deep quite fast in few meters from the shore. There was a cozy small bar where we went (remember the beach is huge!) which serves cold drinks and food at reasonable prices. This is a very good place for a relaxing days. The umbrellas and sunbeds were we sat were of good quality, made of aluminum and textile, the snack bar we found is conveniently located and served good food. What we found interesting is that many areas of the beach are still not commercialized, which gives al lot of room to visitors who want to just find a remote spot away from other people.

Commented by Olivia August 10, 2022

Small rocks and pebbles, very few people, and you can find also showers and cafeterias and bars there. We prefer our beach completely fine sandy though, this is not to be found here unfortunately. Clean waters though.

Commented by Sebastian Wilde July 02, 2022

Afandou is a lovely unspoiled beach with good restaurants along the shore and some nice canteens and a couple of bars. We would be happy to visit again next year. Maybe see you there!

Commented by Giuseppe February 20, 2020

This has to be one of the best beaches on rhodes, beautiful shallow water, golden sands, great food, comfy sunbeds, and you can take a 10 minute walk to haraki a lovely little harbour with numerous places to stay for you holiday and places to eat, the ruins of the castle overlook both agathi and haraki...

Commented by terri October 17, 2008

Stay just outside afandou in the sevilla aparts,great place nice and quiet.. they have a little train laid on to take you into afandou, they call it the whalley trolley. it takes about 15 mins but its nice little ride. recommend the 4seasons restaurant, the food is brill.

Commented by john&lyn April 09, 2008

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