What's the Weather Like in Pefkos in January
Situated along the hills of Rhodes, Pefkos is a little village that contains one of the best beach resorts in the world. It was even awarded the Blue Flag Status in 2008 due to its high quality standards and world class amenities. Pefkos translated literally means pine trees and this is what lines the beaches, creating a beautiful backdrop all year round.
Situated just off the coast of Turkey, the Greek island of Rhodes and its villages have a typically Mediterranean climate this means hot, sunny summers and mild winters. However, January's weather can be quite chilly as it is the coldest time of the year.
Holiday makers visiting at this time of year can expect average temperatures of around 11°C with highs reaching 14°C on average. Temperatures are at their coldest on a night, when they drop to single figures of just 8°C, so visitors are recommended to bring some warmer layers to wear on an evening.
Sea temperatures are also low at this time of year - the average sea temperature is around 17°C which is too cold for swimming by most people's standards.
January is, in fact, the wettest month of the year in Pefkos, so travellers should expect some scattered showers throughout their holiday. The precipitation rate is around 148mm and there's an average of 14 days of rainfall.
In addition, the humidity level is at 68%. It is wise to bring a waterproof jacket and an umbrella if you're visiting at this time of year!
While there's a chance of rainfall and temperatures are relatively low, there's still plenty of sunny weather to enjoy in the resort in January. The sun shines for 7 hours every day throughout the month and there's a 16% chance of a sunny day. This makes Pefkos a great choice if you're looking to escape the weather back home and enjoy some winter sunshine.
Hotels in Pefkos in January
Pefkos offers a wealth of great accommodation options for travelers, even in January. As the resort is generally undeveloped and unspoiled, there are no high-rise hotel blocks here instead, many tourists chose to stay in apartments or studios.
One of the most popular and long-standing places in the resort is the Andreas Studios. This three-star accommodation option is located next to the main beach in Pefkos with beautiful sea views. Rooms are simple and traditionally Greek in style and provide everything you need for your stay, including private bathrooms and kitchenette facilities.
Pefkos View Complex
A great choice for couples or families is the Pefkos View Complex which is located on a hill over-looking Pefkos and the Aegean Sea. The hotel makes a great base, where guests can explore the nearby village with ease or just relax around the hotel which features a pool, a restaurant and a bar.
Lindos Sun Hotel
Alternatively, holiday makers can choose to stay in the nearby resort of Lindos which is a little larger and offers many wonderful accommodation options. Lindos Sun Hotel is a classic white-washed Greek hotel in a beautiful hillside location surrounded by lush gardens. Authentic Greek hospitality, comfortable rooms and a relaxed atmosphere ensure an enjoyable stay for all.
Bars and Restaurants
With an array of charmingly traditional restaurants and cafés, Pefkos offers travelers the chance to sample some authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. One of the most highly-rated restaurants in Pefkos is Enigma restaurant. Open since 1995, this popular restaurant has three stylish dining areas where guest can relax and enjoy a meal in comfort.
Lee Beach Cafe Bar
For a memorable meal, head to Lee Beach café bar. Situated by the beautiful golden beach, this eatery offers amazing sea views with dinner. Holiday makers can enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner here, with a range of Greek options such as gyros as well as some tasty British dishes.
Jasmine Cocktail Cafe and Bar
Finally, after a day in Pefkos, why not enjoy a drink at Jasmine Cocktail Café and Bar? This venue is centrally located and serves a fabulous range of delicious and affordable cocktails in relaxed surroundings. Big screen TVs provide entertainment and there's also a food menu if you're feeling hungry.
Things to do in Pefkos in January
While January is one of the coldest and wettest times of the year in Pefkos, there are plenty of activities for tourists to enjoy whatever the weather.
Start by taking a trip to nearby Rhodes for a day at Rhodes Aquarium. Rhodes is just an hour away from Pefkos and easily accessible by car or public transport. Here you'll see some amazing sea-life such as whales, sharks, mollusks, and other underwater species that you rarely see. Admission is just 5.50 euros, making it an affordable and fun day out for the family.
If the sun is shining, you can stop by the famous Mandraki Harbour on the coast of Rhodes, which is often described as one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Mandraki Harbour is home to a series of historic windmills that were built centuries ago, providing a wonderful setting for a relaxing walk. With a selection of lovely shops, bars and restaurants, it's easy to spend a whole day here.