What's the Weather Like in Pefkos in March
Pefkos is a small but popular beach holiday resort located on the coast of Rhodes, the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands. Tourists are drawn here by the beautiful natural surroundings, the history and, of course, the wonderful Mediterranean climate. Like all of Rhodes, Pefkos has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny summers and mild winters.
While March is still outside of the peak summer season, the weather is starting to warm up as spring arrives. The average temperatures in the resort is 13°C with highs of around 16°C at this time of year. The temperatures can still get quite chilly at times though, with lows of 9°C at night.
Cool breezes can make the resort feel colder too, with an average wind speed of 17 kph or 10 mph and a 39% chance of windy weather, so travellers should keep this is mind and pack some warmer layers to wear.
The average sea temperature is at its coldest in March, at just 16°C, so swimming is generally out of the question, however if you want to scuba dive or snorkel, you can easily rent a wet suit and hood to keep your body warm.
The weather continues to dry up into March, with considerably less rainfall than February. The average precipitation rate is around 75mm with an average of 8 days of rainfall throughout the month. This means that it is normal to experience scattered rain showers during your stay. The humidity rate is at 65%.
One of the main draws to Pefkos all year round is the abundance of beautiful sunshine, and holiday makers will be able to soak up plenty of rays even in March. There's an average of 9 hours of sunshine daily and a 34% chance of a sunny day, which makes it a great time to visit the resort.
Hotels in Pefkos in March
If you're looking for a place to stay in March, Pefkos and the surrounding areas offer many wonderful and affordable accommodation options.
One of the most affordable hotels is Villa Bellina, a simple and traditional hotel located just three minutes from Pefki beach. The Villa Bellina is surrounded by olive trees and decorated in an authentic Greek style with white-washed walls and a blue colour scheme. Rooms here are fully-equipped with a kitchenette, an ensuite bathroom and a flat screen TV while on site there's a pretty garden and sun terrace.
Lemon Tree Pefkos Apartments
Lemon Tree Pefkos Apartments are another great option if you're looking for a real Greek experience. These simple yet charming apartments are close to the beaches, bars and restaurants of Pefkos and are surrounded by beautiful gardens. As an added bonus, guests can use the facilities of the nearby Matina Aparthotel which is just 20 yards away, including the pool, the restaurant and the snack bar.
If you're looking for a stylish and luxurious place to stay, look no further than the Sunrise Hotel. This four-star hotel is located in the centre of Pefkos and is highly rated for its cool surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Unlike many of the hotels in the area, guests can enjoy all-inclusive dining here, making it a popular choice with families.
Bars and Restaurants
Rhodes is a food lover's paradise, and Pefkos is no different. The village is home to many great restaurants serving authentic Greek cuisine.
The Greek House Roof Restaurant
One of the most popular eateries in the resort is The Greek House Roof Restaurant located on a rooftop in the centre of Pefkos, which is a lovely place to dine on warm March afternoons. This long-standing and family-run restaurant serves an extensive menu of traditional Greek dishes, all of which are homemade and delicious. Past guest rate it highly for its warm and friendly service.
Tourists can unwind after a long day of sightseeing by eating a hearty meal at Tsambikos restaurant. Located on a hill in central Pefkos, the restaurant offers diners lovely views of the bay with dinner. The food here is reasonably priced with a great choice of Greek dishes to choose from.
Lastly, while Pefkos doesn't have a huge nightlife scene, you can easily end the day by having fun at one of the resort's many bars. Jimmy's is one of the most talked-about and is popular with both locals and tourists. This small and friendly bar has a fun atmosphere and a selection of delicious cocktails to enjoy.
Things to do in Pefkos in March
Rhodes Segway Tours
With comfortable temperatures and less crowds than the peak summer season, March is a great time to explore the whole of Rhodes island. One of the best ways to see as much as possible is by segway. Companies such as Rhodes Segway Tours offer a unique sight-seeing experience in the capital of the island, which is just a short drive from Pefkos. Throughout the tour, a guide will tell you about the local area and show you some of the most famous sights including the Medieval town of Rhodes, the Grand Master's Palace and the Amboise Gate. Tours last for around 2 hours and cost around 60 euros per person.
History lovers should make a trip to nearby Lindos to see The Church of the Panagia, one of the oldest on the island. Located in the centre of Lindos, it is easily recognizable by its high bell tower. Here, you can witness traditional Rhodian and Dodecanese architecture and marvel at the richly decorated interior.