Nestled in a verdant landscape of fruit and olive trees, the village of Afandou in Rhodes is a charming destination to explore. Located just 5km from the bustling Faliraki and 20km from Rhodes Town, Afandou is one of the largest and oldest villages on the island, boasting a population of approximately 7,500 people. Despite its size, Afandou has retained its authentic character and is a hub for traditional Greek life. Visitors can find everything they need in the village's array of shops and stores. Be sure to visit the main square, where friendly locals gather, and you can immerse yourself in the warm, hospitable culture of the village.
Afandou is famous for its carpet manufacturing industry, and visitors can explore the traditional art at the permanent folk art exhibition. During the summer months, the exhibition is connected to the beach via a small road-train, making for a fun and easy day trip. Although there are a few hotels in the village, most visitors opt to stay in one of the several holiday apartments to experience the local lifestyle firsthand.
The beach of Afandou is a major attraction, stretching over three kilometers and offering crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Adventurous travelers can explore the rocky areas and caves on the far left side of the beach. A must-visit attraction in Afandou is the unique Church of Our Lady Katholiki, adorned with 17th-century frescoes. Dedicated to Holy Mary, this church hosts a massive religious and folklore festival every August, which is a highlight for visitors to the village.
Afandou golf court - Afandou Golf
The well known Afandou golf course is also located close to the village. If you're looking for a top-notch golf experience on the beautiful island of Rhodes, look no further than Afandou Golf. Nestled in the coastal area of Afandou and covering 1,500 acres including all the facilities, the course itself boasts a sprawling 550 acres designed by world-renowned golf architect Donald Harradine. With over 580 courses under his belt, Harradine has lent his expertise to create a challenging and rewarding golfing experience that is truly "branded".
Conveniently located just 20 km south of Rhodes city, Afandou Golf is the perfect destination for golf enthusiasts. The course can accommodate up to 200 players per day, and features additional amenities to enhance your experience. Come play a round on this stunning course and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding coastal area.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience the warmth and charm of Afandou, a hidden gem on the island of Rhodes.