What's the weather like in Pefkos in August
The holiday resort of Pefkos is located on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes and is a small but popular holiday destination. Every summer, tourists flock here to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the charming Greek culture and, of course, the idyllic weather. Sitting in the Mediterranean Sea, Rhodes (and Pefkos) has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny summers and mild winters.
August in Pefkos is peak summer season and is undeniably hot, but cool sea breezes ensure that the temperatures remain comfortable. The average temperature is the hottest of the year at 25°C while highs peak at the hottest point of the day to a sweltering 28°C. This is ideal if you want to get a golden tan, however, care and extra precaution is a must in August, and you should always bring sunscreen lotion to protect you from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Humidity levels are 61% which can make things feel ever hotter.
Night times are a little cooler and offer some relief, especially when the winds pick up average wind speeds are 17 kph or 11 mph. Low temperatures of 22°C are perfect for al fresco dining on one of Pefkos' outdoor terraces.
The sea is at its warmest at this time of year, which makes August a great month to visit the resort if you want to swim in the sea or take part in some water sports. The average sea temperature is a lovely 26°C.
One of the best things about the weather in Pefkos in August is that there's zero precipitation in fact, rainfall is almost unheard of at this time of year. Holiday makers can hit the pool or the beach without having to worry about a sudden downpour.
The island of Rhodes experiences 300 hours of sunshine a year and Pefkos is no different, with an abundance of sunshine in the peak summer seasons. In August, you can expect 13 hours of full sunshine every day. For more up to date information before you travel, check the local weather forecast.
Hotels in Pefkos in August
Matine Pefkos Aparthotel
If you're looking for a great hotel in Pefkos in August, look no further than the Matine Pefkos Aparthotel. Situated in a peaceful location just 50 metres from the beach, this hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday. With a range of convenient room options and an on-site restaurant, snack bar and supermarket, it appeals to both families and couples, young and old.
Stella View Studios
Located in the centre of Pefkos, Stella View Studios is an affordable and comfortable option with everything you need for a memorable holiday. Guests can enjoy a self-catering stay here, with spacious rooms that come with their own kitchen and dining area. The three-star hotel also features a large and tranquil pool area.
Palm Bay Hotel
What better place to stay in August than by the beach? Palm Bay Hotel is located just 100 metres from the soft, golden sand, so you can be unrolling your towel and sunbathing in minutes. The hotel has a simple Greek style with white-washed walls surrounded by lush gardens while a stylish pool and sun terrace overlooks the sea.
Hit the Beach
The beach is an ideal place for you to spend your time in Pefkos, with its' pristine waters and gold-coloured sand. With sea temperatures of 26°C, you can sunbathe, swim, snorkel, or scuba dive with pleasure.
St Thomas Beach
If you want to avoid the crowds on the resort's main beach, then head to St Thomas Beach which is located to the west of Pefkos. This small and quiet beach retains its original charm, featuring a little harbour with fishing boats in it. Sunbeds are available to hire if you want to sunbathe.
Kolymbia Beach is about a 30 minute drive from Pefkos beach, it is neighbours with Falkraki but it's much more peaceful. Couples, families and friends would all enjoy it here. There are red and yellow umbrellas available. If you are prepared to explore there are private beaches around this area with fine sand and lovely sea.
Bars and Restaurants
Pefkos has a fantastic choice of restaurants and cafés where holiday makers can dine out whatever their taste. Recharge after a busy day in the sun by eating a delectable meal at Coralli. This traditional Greek restaurant is located in a quiet spot between Pefkos and Lindos and is highly rated for its wide range of delicious dishes and friendly service. The charming outdoor terrace is the perfect place for an evening meal with friends and family.
For something a little different to the Greek food that's common in Pefkos, head to La Piazza for authentic Italian cuisine. Pasta, fresh fish and meat dishes are on the menu here, along with a fabulous selection of wine, but what the restaurant is really renowned for are its pizzas, which are handmade and huge.
Philosophia Beach Taverna
Lastly, on warm August evenings you can relax and enjoy uninterrupted sea views with dinner at Philosophia Beach Taverna. This family-run restaurant offers warm Greek hospitality as well as a varied menu of home cooked cuisine. With a romantic ambience, it's a perfect choice for couples.
Things to do in Pefkos in August
Guests visiting Pefkos in August should plan on spending most of their time outdoors to take advantage of the glorious sunshine and high temperatures. Why not spend a day relaxing and seeing the natural sights with a day cruise? Captains Tours provides a range of boat trips, including a day cruise to the nearby island of Symi. Often voted as the most scenic of the Dodecanese islands, Symi is a must-see. The cruise departs from Rhodes and stops at two locations; Panormitis, the site of the famous monastery and the port of Symi.
LEPIA Dive Centre
Alternatively, see Rhodes from another angle with a day of diving in the clear blue sea around the island. Companies such as LEPIA Dive Centre located in Lindos offer a range of courses for beginners or experienced divers so you can add a once in a lifetime experience to your holiday itinerary. Dive in and discover the local wildlife as well as some amazing dive spots such as the beautiful St Paul's Reef.
Glass Bottom Boat Trips
Take a glass bottom boat trip in Pefkos to explore the sea and discover under water animals. This trip is perfect for any ages and isn't too expensive. The options are to goto Lindos, go on a 1.5 hour sea cruise or a 3 bays cruise which takes 2 hours (includes sailing, swimming, sight seeing and a couple of drinks). Every trip sails past the famous cliff that's in the movie 'The Guns of Navarone'. The trips run everyday and can be hired for private parties and weddings.