Pefkos, Lindos and Rhodes information and photos
Pefkos village is approximately 50 km from Rhodes Airport and is named after the pine trees that flourish in the area. (Pefkos means “pine tree” in Greek and you will also find Pefkos written as Pefki, which is the Greek word for many pine trees.)
The resort of Pefkos has been used for years by families from nearby Lindos, where they come to relax and enjoy their holidays because of the fabulous beaches. Around 1985, Pefkos also became popular with tourists visiting Lindos and is now a thriving resort in its own right. The Lindians wanted to share this idyllic spot and developed the village of Pefkos, which is mostly owned by families from Lindos so that you can experience the friendly Lindian hospitality here as well!
The historic village of Lindos is only 3 km from Pefkos and you can take a local bus or taxi for the short ride there. You will, of course, see the famous ancient acropolis of Lindos, which is older than the Acropolis at Athens and stands majestically over the white-washed houses of the village.
Lindos is a maze of small, beautiful streets, known as sokakia by the locals. You will find no cars inside the village but can take a traditional Lindos taxi (a donkey) to the acropolis. The ride is fantastic!
Afterwards, you can perhaps take some time to sit in the bustling main square and become part of the local atmosphere, have a coffee or enjoy a meal at one of the many cafés or restaurants that the village offers.
Rhodes (Rodos in Greek) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands. It is a beautiful sunny island that attracts many holiday visitors each year, not only from Greece but also from all around the world. Rhodes is also referred to as “the island of the sun” and “the island of light”.
Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for its Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This giant bronze statue was documented as once standing at the harbour, although sadly no trace of it remains today. The mediaeval Old Town of the City of Rhodes, one of the most well-preserved mediaeval towns in Europe, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.