Temperature: 28°C summertime average.
Best time to visit: May and June, when it’s hot (but not too hot) and sunny.
Pefkos Rhodes’ Mediterranean summers can last all the way from May until October, often hitting highs of 30°C in July and August. Peak summer season is the best time to visit if you want to top up your tan. Spring and late summer are popular among holidaymakers who want slightly more comfortable temperatures in the mid-20s (°C), but still with plenty of warm sunshine every day.
Families: Offering sun, sea and sand, this compact resort is popular with families. You’ve got Faliraki’s fun-filled waterpark on your doorstep, too.
Beach lovers: Pefkos has plenty of Blue Flag beaches. Boasting honey-coloured sand and crystal-clear water, they’re some of the finest Rhodes has to offer.
Couples: The laid-back charm and unspoilt natural beauty of Pefkos, Rhodes is a big draw for couples seeking a romantic escape.
Language: Greek is the official language of Rhodes, but you’ll find English is widely spoken in the tourist hot spots. Pack a phrase book or download an app and give the locals a good laugh with your attempts at a few basics, they’ll appreciate your efforts and it’s a great way to meet new friends.
Currency: Euro (€).
Local time: Pefkos is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Rhodes International Airport. The transfer time to Pefkos is 1.5 hours.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Pefkos is 4 hours.
Tourist Information: Find out more at www.visitgreece.gr/en/nature/fauna/butterfly_valley_of_rhodes before heading off on your Pefkos Rhodes holidays.
Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health
Holiday destinations related to Pefkos:
By bus: Rhodes’ main towns and resorts are well connected via the bus network. Pefkos’ local bus service stops here on the way to Lindos, so it’s a cheap and efficient daytrip option.
By taxi: An easy way to get from the airport to Pefkos, and for shorter trips during your stay. Just make sure you check the price and that the meter’s running before you hop in.
By car: If you want to explore the beautiful island of Rhodes at your own pace, hiring a car is your best bet. You’ll find plenty of rental companies around and the roads are generally good.
Medieval Rhodes Festival: Held in late May or early June, this is one of the biggest events in the island’s calendar. Within the beautifully preserved medieval town in the city of Rhodes, you’ll find locals participating with costumes, performances, and re-enactments (think jugglers, jesters and fire eaters).
Flower Festival: Another event in the city of Rhodes, visitors and locals flock here from across the island to experience this colour festival in May. Expect exciting parades and decorated floats, plus a wealth of traditional food and wine.