Afandou is a resort that is perfect for people who enjoy travelling independently and are looking for a resort that is peaceful and relaxing, away from the hustle of the usual lively resorts. The airport transfer time can be up to an hour meaning you have plenty of time to look around at surrounding scenery as well as gain an understanding of the location of the resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. The beach in Afandou stretches for 2 and a half miles and is covered in sand that leads down to the shallow waters edge. The water is crystal clear and safe for children although they should still be accompanied at all times. Sunbeds and parasols are available for you to hire but go very quickly in the peak seasons. Accommodation comes in the form of hotels and apartments. They are generally 2-4-stars and offer self-catering, room only and half-board.
Afandou has a brilliant beach to enjoy, where many people choose to relax all day long, however if you prefer to be doing something then why not try one of the water sports on offer. Scuba diving and snorkelling are the most popular water sports and you can hire the equipment from the diving centre as well as receive full tuition. If you prefer to stay on dry land then why not try the 18-hole golf course . There are a number of local excursions for you to enjoy such as trips to other resorts such as Lindos to see the ancient acropolis or Rhodes Town for shopping and sightseeing. Island tours are very popular and are a great way of taking in all of the sites. Boat trips are good ways of getting around and you can visit the island of Symi or even Marmaris in Turkey. There is a scuba diving excursion where full instruction is given if needed and the water park in Faliraki is definitely a must see.
Afandou has a number of restaurants to choose from with the favourite cuisine being the local Greek dishes. Seafood is also very popular in the resort. If you'd prefer something more international then why not try other cuisines such as Italian and Chinese. Both sandwich bars and fast-food restaurants are also both available. When it comes to nightlife, the resort is fairly tame compared to others. You will find a small selection of bars with music, as well as a few discos to enjoy. There are a few shops in the resort, mainly offering souvenirs. Supermarkets are also available which is good for those staying in self-catering especially. Public transport in the resort is limited to a bus service into Rhodes Town, however taxis are also available in daylight hours and car and motorbike hire can also be found.
Afandou enjoys a Mediterranean climate of very long and hot summers. July and August are the hottest months in the resort with an average temperature of 25°C although this commonly rises to highs of well over 30°C. May is the official start to the summer with temperatures at 21°C which quickly rises to 25°C by June. There is normally no rainfall over July and August and the evenings remain hot at highs of 22°C. July and August see 12 hours of sunshine a day which drops to around 5 hours a day in the winter. Spring and Autumn are pleasant times to come if you are not keen on very hot weather, with temperatures mostly ranging between 16-20°C. Winters tend to be mild in Afandou with temperatures staying at around 10°C. Between October and May you can expect to see some rainfall but not to the extent that we are used to. December if the wettest month in Afandou however it still tends to remain fairly warm.