What's the weather like in Pefkos in November
The small beach holiday resort of Pefkos is located on the east coast of Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands. The name Pefkos literally means pine trees, after the foliage that lines the beautiful beaches of the resort. Thanks to its location in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coast of Turkey, Rhodes and its holiday resorts have a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny summers and mild winters.
November is autumn season in Pefkos and the weather is finally getting cooler as the temperature starts to drop. The average temperature at this time of year is around 16°C with highs reaching 19°C on the warmest days. Evenings are when the temperatures really start to feel cool, with an average low temperature of 12°C along with sea breezes which can make it feel colder. It is recommended that you pack some warmer layers for walking around at night in the resort.
The water around the coast of Rhodes is also starting to cool down this month, with an average sea temperature of 22°C. November is often considered too cold for swimming, but with pleasant water temperatures, you can still take a dip or take part in water sports if you wish.
Rainfall continues to increase into November and holiday makers should be prepared for a chance of rain during their stay. Compared to the wet winter months though, rainfall levels are still relatively low, with an average precipitation rate of around 88mm which falls over 7 wet days on average.
The humidity rate is at 68%.
While days are getting shorter compared to the previous months, there is still 8 lovely hours of sunshine throughout the month and a 27% chance of a sunny day. This leaves plenty of time for holiday makers to explore the attractions that Pefkos and the surrounding areas.
Hotels in Pefkos in November
November is a great time to visit Pefkos if you're travelling on a budget. As it is outside of peak season, travellers can get some great deals on accommodation this time of year.
Hotel Ziakis is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in Rhodes. Located in a quiet hillside spot above the village of Pefkos, the hotel offers amazing views over the blue Aegean Sea. Made up of studios and apartments, the spacious rooms sleep up to 4 people and are fully-equipped for a self-catering stay with kitchenette facilities. A great choice for families.
Pefki Islands Resort
The ideal location of Pefki Islands Resort makes it a great base for your holiday. The hotel is just steps from the beach while the centre of the resort is a short walk away. The nearby bus stop will take you to the neighbouring resort of Lindos or further afield to the old town of Rhodes. However, if you just want to stay put and relax, the hotel features comfortable rooms as well as two large pools and an on-site restaurant.
The Melenos Lindos Hotel
Lindos also offers some great accommodation options for those who want to visit Pefkos. The Melenos Lindos Hotel is one of the most highly-rated hotels in the resort, featuring a range of exclusive suites and rooms that are perfect for couples. Set in the hills overlooking the sea, it has a traditional Greek feel with white-washed buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Bars and Restaurants
After a long tiring day touring Pefkos and the surrounding areas, you'll probably be looking for a great place to eat. Luckily, the resort is full of excellent restaurants, cafés and bars where you can find something to suit every appetite.
Holiday makers will find a true taste of Greece at Elia, a fine dining restaurant located at the Island Blue Hotel. Sitting by a pool, the restaurant has a luxurious feel inside with contemporary décor and a relaxed ambience. Guests can choose from a wide range of Greek and international dishes and there's also a separate children's menu to keep little ones happy.
For something a little different to Greek cuisine, enjoy authentic Italian dining at Peperoncino. Located in the centre of the resort, this little restaurant gets very busy, which is a great indication of the delicious food served. The menu is filled with tasty Italian dishes, from pizza and pasta to fresh meat and fish dishes.
Flyers Beach Bar
Finally, finish off your day with a drink at Flyers Beach Bar. As the name suggests, this relaxed bar is located by the beach and offers stunning sea views. As well as serving a selection of drinks and snacks, this unique venue has a range of flying memorabilia and even a microlite plane which guests can take a trip in!
Things to do in Pefkos in November
Acropolis of Lindos
As temperatures cool into November, the comfortable weather offers the perfect opportunity to explore the island. You can start with the Acropolis of Lindos, a very old metropolis located in the town of Lindos that was created and inhabited at the third millennium B.C. The acropolis is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area and is a great place to learn about the history and ancient architecture of Greece. Explore sights such as the Temple of Athena and marvel at the beautiful views from the top.
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
Another must-visit attraction for history buffs is the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. Located in the Medieval city of Rhodes, this museum contains some exciting archaeological artefacts such as the Crouching Venus and the Head of Helios, the god of the island of Rhodes. The city of Rhodes and the Archaeological Museum are easy to reach by bus or car from Pefkos.