What's the Weather Like in Pefkos in February
The beach resort of Pefkos sits on the coast of the Greek island of Rhodes, just 56 kilometres from the capital city. Pefkos is a charming holiday village, with beautiful low rise villas, historical sites and traditional bars and restaurants, which provide a memorable stay. This, along with a wonderful Mediterranean climate, draws visitors to the resort all year round.
February marks the end of the winter season in Rhodes, but the weather is still quite cold. In fact, along with January, it's the coldest month of the year so it is highly advisable that you bring some appropriate clothes to keep you warm.
The average temperature in February is 11°C though day-time highs can reach up to a mild 14°C. Nights are when the temperatures drop to their lowest, with average lows of around 8°C which can feel quite chilly, especially with the breezes that often occur - there's a 45% chance of a windy day with an average wind speed of 19 kph or 12 mph.
The waters around Pefkos can also be a bit chilly and windy with average sea temperatures of 17°C at this time of year. Paddling is not recommended, however, you can always enjoy scuba diving or snorkelling as long as you wear a wet suit to keep your body warm under the water.
Rainfall levels start to drop in February after the wet winter season, but there is still a 45% chance of showers during your stay. The average precipitation level is 118mm which falls over 10 wet days on average. This is very high compared to the almost always dry summer months. Find out more about how we calculate these averages.
Despite a change of wet weather, February is a great time to visit the resort if you're looking for some winter sun. The Greek island of Rhodes is always sunny and visitors can expect 7 full hours of daily sunshine in Pefkos throughout the month. Additionally, the village will be much quieter than the peak summer season, which is often seen as a huge benefit for some travellers.
Hotels in Pefkos in February
Those visiting Pefkos in off season months such as February will be able to find some great deals on accommodation.
Most of the hotels on offer in the resort are low-rise apartments and studios, which helps Pefkos to retain its traditional charm. One such place is the family-owned Maria Apartments which are set in beautiful surroundings within walking distance of the centre of Pefkos and the beach. Guests can choose from studio and two bedroom apartments, all of which are fully equipped with private bathrooms, balconies and kitchen facilities.
Villa Costa Mare
Villas are also a great choice if you're travelling with family and the Villa Costa Mare is one of the best in the resort. The four bed villa sleeps up to 8 people and has a luxury feel throughout, with contemporary décor, a pool and a Jacuzzi. Located just outside of Pefkos and 150km from the beach, it provides the perfect base for a relaxing holiday in Rhodes.
Lindos Gardens Resort Complex
Alternatively, the nearby resort of Lindos offers some excellent accommodation options that are within easy reach of Pefkos. Lindos Gardens Resort Complex is a popular resort for both families and couples, surrounded by beautiful gardens in a quiet location. Rooms sleep up to 4 people and are well-equipped, while on-site there is a snack bar, a swimming pool and a children's playground for guests to enjoy.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're looking for a place to eat in Pefkos, you'll be spoiled for choice of authentic and delicious dishes served in the resort's many great restaurants.
One of the most popular eateries is Meltemi Restaurant at the Matina Hotel. This charming and traditional-style restaurant serves a range of Greek, Mediterranean and international dishes and has a variety of vegetarian options on the menu too. Past diners rate it highly for excellent service and an extensive wine list.
Another recommended place to eat is Pefkos Central located on the main road in the centre of the village. This lively restaurant offers guests a great value set menu as well as some authentic Greek tastes including kleftikos and freshly grilled lamb. A children's menu is also available.
Last but not least, for an authentic Greek dining experience, head to Lambis Restaurant. Here, you'll find a range of fresh fish and meat dishes that are homemade and cooked to perfection while guests can also enjoy a wide range of drinks. The outdoor terrace is a lively place to while away the hours on warmer evenings.
Things to do in Pefkos in February
February may not be the best time of year to enjoy Pefkos' famous beaches, but there are still many fun things to do all year round, whatever your budget or interests. In fact, February is a great time to enjoy the island's attractions when the temperatures are bearable and the streets are less crowded.
Hellas Mini Golf
Located on the road from Pefkos to Lardos, Hellas Mini Golf is open all year round from morning to night and is a great day out for all the family kids and adults will love it alike. The 18-hole course provides hours of entertainment for just 6 euros per person.
Whatever the weather, travelers can witness breathtaking views from Mount Attavyros, the highest mountain on Rhodes at 1,215 metres high. For active tourists looking for adventure, there are many tour companies operating on Rhodes who offer hiking tours up the mountain. It's a challenging 2-3 hour climb to the island's highest point, so this is only recommended for experienced hikers who know what they're doing.