With its golden sandy beaches sloping gently into the crystal clear waters of the Aegean and spread along the coast at the foot of the pine clad Marmari hillside, Pefkos has long been a favourite summer retreat for Lindians and Rhodians alike.
Since the 1970’s tourism has been developing on Rhodes and gradually visitors began exploring the lesser-known areas of the island. Over the years the donkeys which usually carry visitors up to the Acropolis in Lindos have taken many a curious holidaymaker from the main square to Pefkos with no guide; just a tap on their rump to send them on their way … most of their owners frequently went their themselves so the donkeys knew their way!
At some point in the 1980s people decided they’d quite like to do what the locals did and spend their holidays soaking up the Greek sunshine and enjoying a leisurely Mediterannean lifestyle in Pefkos. Slowly the odd room became available to rent; then a restaurant and a bar popped up, then a shop … and the rest, as they say, is history. In recent years Pefkos has developed into one of the most popular holiday resorts on the island of Rhodes.