What's the Weather Like in Pefkos in July
Pefkos is a small but popular holiday resort located on the east coast of Rhodes, the largest of all the Greek islands. A hot spot for tourists, it has a lot to offer, including stunning natural scenery, beautiful beaches and a wonderful Mediterranean climate.
July is the middle of peak summer season and the weather is at its best, with an abundance of sunshine and high temperatures. In fact, the temperatures can get fairly hot, but there are plenty of amazing beaches and elegant villas with pools where you can cool off.
The average temperature peaks at this time of year at 25°C while highs reach a sweltering 28°C, the hottest temperature of the whole year alongside August. The humidity level is around 58% on average. Nights are much more comfortable in the resort, with lows that drop to an average of 22°C, offering perfect temperatures for evening strolls and al fresco dining.
The sea is also lovely and warm at this time of year, which is great news if you want to take a dip. The average sea temperature is a balmy 25°C in July. One of the best reasons to visit Pefkos in July is that the month also has zero precipitation so you are more than likely to not experience a single drop of rain during your stay.
Instead, you'll find that bright, clear and sunny days are almost guaranteed. July is the sunniest month of the year with 14 hours of glorious sunshine every day. This is ideal if you want to return home with a tan, but always ensure that you bring a lot of sunscreen lotion so you can protect your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun.
With such wonderful weather, July is one of the most popular times to visit Pefkos and the resort can get quite busy, so be prepared to share the beach with other tourists if you're visiting this month. And to help you pack, don't forget to check the weather forecast before you arrive.
Hotels in Pefkos in July
Whatever your taste or budget, you'll have no problems finding a great place to stay in Pefkos in July. The resort is well-catered to tourists and has a huge choice of hotels, villas and holiday apartments to choose from.
Pefkos Village Resort
One of the most popular is the three-star Pefkos Village Resort. Surrounded by greenery, the hotel is just 20 metres from the beach and also has a large outdoor pool where guests can relax and cool off. The hotel has recently been renovated and is decorated in an authentic Greek style, with modern, stylish and spacious apartments that sleep up to seven people.
Lindos Seastone Villas
A great choice for families is Lindos Seastone Villas located in the nearby resort of Lindos. This luxury complex features 4 beautiful designed stone villas which combine traditional Greek and contemporary styles. Each villa offers a private outdoor pool and views out over the sea, while inside, there's air-conditioning, flat screen TVs and fully-equipped kitchen areas. Perfect for a relaxing holiday in Rhodes.
If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Pefkos, the Summer Memories Aparthotel could be the solution. Here, you'll find simple and comfortable apartments that are ideally located within walking distance to the beach as well as the centre of Pefkos and its bars, shops and restaurants. The hotel also features a communal pool which is a lovely place to relax on a warm summers day.
Hit the beach
With an abundance of sunshine and soaring sea temperatures of 25°C, it's no surprise that visitors to Pefkos in July choose to spend most of their time on the beach. Pefkos is famous for its beautiful coastline and has four lovely beaches to choose from.
The main beach in the resort is Lee beach, which is by far the most popular with holiday makers, especially in the summer months. Here, you'll find soft golden sand and clear blue seas with a beautiful backdrop of pine trees. Sun beds are available for hire and there's plenty of great eateries nearby where you can grab lunch or a drink.
Bars and Restaurants
Pefkos has a wonderful eating and drinking scene, with restaurants, cafés and bars to suit every taste. If you're looking for somewhere to eat on an evening, enjoy a hearty meal at the Anixis Taverna. This popular restaurant serves delicious Greek dishes such as lamb kleftiko and moussaka as well as seafood dishes that are guaranteed to delight your palate! The restaurant has a traditional Greek feel, with white-washed walls and a tree-lined outdoor terrace.
Ambrosia Restaurant is a highly rated eatery located in nearby Lindos and is a great choice if you're looking for something a little more special than usual. Like many Rhodes restaurants, the food here is Greek and Mediterranean and each dish is homemade for an authentic taste.
Rock Garden Bar
Finish your night off with a visit to the Rock Garden Bar, a lively venue that can keep you awake until dawn. Here, you can take advantage of the warm summer nights and enjoy a tasty cocktail on the outdoor terrace.
Things to do in Pefkos in July
When you're not relaxing on the beach or by the pool, Pefkos offers many great outdoors activities that will make your July holiday one to remember.
Why not discover the natural beauty of Rhodes on one of the island's famous glass-bottomed boat trips? From the boat, you'll get a unique view of the beautiful coastline including the cliffs and the famous Lindos acropolis while on the return journey, the boat often stops off for a quick swim in the sea. The boat trip leaves Pefkos around ten in the morning and returns around four in the afternoon, making this a great way to spend a day.
Afandou Village Golf Course
If golfing is more your thing, head to the Afandou village golf course for a round or two in the sunshine. Located just a 30 minute drive from Pefkos, this 18 hole course is possibly the best on the island and offers beautiful sea views as you play.