Rhodes Afandou Village

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Afandou is one of the largest villages of Rhodes, lying south of the island's capital. The name Afandou is believed to have come from the word afandos, which means invisible in Greek, since it was built out of sight from the sea, in order to remain unnoticed by the pirates.

A lovely square can be found in the heart of the village, surrounded by a few cafes and bars. A selection of restaurants and shops is also available. Moreover, various accommodations of all categories can be found in Afandou.
Afandou’s most unique attraction is its 18-hole golf course, the only such amenity on the island of Rhodes. Designed by Donald Harradine and built in 1973, it covers a sprawling 550 acres, and offers a golfing experience unlike any other, due to its unique location in the Dodecanese.

The village’s second great location is Afandou Beach, a long, narrow strip of pebbles and sand, facing crystalline waters as far as the eye can see, as the sea opens out to the Eastern Mediterranean. The beach is 4 kilometers long, which offers visitors plenty of space to themselves, and is mostly unorganized; a couple of canteens are available, with a few sunbeds and a watersports facility being the only amenities here.

Afandou is also home to quite a unique church, known as the Church of Panagia Katholiki. Said to have been built during the 5th century, on top of an older chapel, it boasts some stunning frescoes that date to the 13th and 14th centuries. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Saint Luke, and the Three Hierarchs.

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