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Afandou Beach (Afantou), Rhodes

Afandou Beach, one of the largest shorelines on Rhodes, is located 19 km south of Rhodes Town near the village of Afandou. This expansive beach features a mix of well-organized commercial sections and untouched natural areas, catering to a variety of preferences. Nestled within a natural bay, Afandou Beach offers visitors a versatile coastal experience in a picturesque setting.

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Afandou Beach in a Nutshell

  • Expansive Shoreline: Afandou Beach is one of the largest beaches in Rhodes, located 19 km south of Rhodes Town.
  • Diverse Beach Areas: Offers both well-organized commercial sections and untouched natural areas to cater to all preferences.
  • Scenic Setting: Nestled within a natural bay, providing a picturesque and versatile coastal experience.
  • Activities and Amenities: Enjoy jet skiing, sunbathing, and savor freshly caught seafood at seaside tavernas.
  • Thrilling Waters: The beach’s swiftly deepening waters offer an exciting swim for adventurers.
  • Facilities: Features water sports centers, quaint eateries, fish taverns, rental accommodations, and convenient canteens.
  • Nearby Attractions: The Rhodes golf course is a short drive away along the coastal road.
  • Refreshing Waters: The pristine waters remain cool even during summer, ensuring a rejuvenating experience.
  • Easy Access: Accessible via the Rhodes-Lindos national road (E95), with clear signage guiding you past Faliraki to Afandou Beach and Traganou.

Afandou beach: What to expect

Afandou Beach in Rhodes, known for its blend of sand and pebbles, offers a delightful array of amenities for all types of visitors. Thrill-seekers can zip across the waves on jet skis, while both locals and tourists savor freshly caught seafood at charming seaside tavernas. Sunbathers will appreciate the ample space along the expansive shoreline, ensuring a relaxing experience without the crowd.

The beach's waters deepen swiftly, providing a thrilling swim for the adventurous. Afandou Beach seamlessly combines organized commercial areas with untouched, natural sections, catering to various preferences. Along the beachfront, visitors can find water sports centers, quaint eateries, fish taverns with rental accommodations, and convenient canteens.

Additionally, the nearby Rhodes golf course is just a short drive along the coastal road. The pristine waters of Afandou Beach are not only of exceptional quality but also stay refreshingly cool even during the height of summer, offering a rejuvenating escape for everyone.

How to reach the beach Afandou

Reaching Afandou (Afantou) Beach is easy when you follow the Rhodes-Lindos national road (E95). From Rhodes Town, continue past Faliraki, and approximately 2.5 km down the road, you'll spot a sign guiding you towards Traganou and Afandou Beach. Traganou (also known as Traounou), the initial stretch of Afandou (Afantou) Beach, is a popular spot during the summer months. As you journey along the water's edge, you'll discover more secluded areas of the beach where you can enjoy the serenity of fewer or no fellow visitors.

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Afandou Beach (Afantou) © Rhodes Guide /

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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