What's the weather like in Pefkos in October
Located on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes, Pefkos is a small but popular holiday resort. With Blue flag beaches, beautiful scenery and a traditional Greek feel, it attracts tourists all year round. Like the whole of the island, Pefkos has a typically Mediterranean climate in which summers are hot and sunny and winters are mild.
Summer is officially over in October and autumn has arrived in the resort, but the weather isn't very autumnal yet. The average temperature is a pleasant 19°C and the average high during this time of the year peaks at 22°C. The humidity rate is at 66% which makes it feel warmer too.
Nights can get a little cool in the resort, especially when the wind picks up, but with lows of 16°C it never feels too cold. It is a good idea to pack some warmer layers to stay comfortable on an evening though.
The average sea temperature also remains warm throughout October at 24°C. Although this is slightly cooler than the previous month of September, it is still quite a comfortable temperature for swimming.
As autumn arrives in Pefkos, the chance of precipitation does start to rise quite quickly. After the very dry summer season, October sees around 64mm of rain which is equivalent to 5 days of rainfall. It is highly recommended that you bring a sweater and waterproof jacket to keep you warm and dry in case it does rain during your visit.
Luckily, the resort still retains its sunshine into October, and holiday makers can still expect plenty of bright sunny days. There's an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day, which gives you plenty of time to soak up the rays on the beach or by the pool.
October is one of the best months to visit Pefkos if you prefer cooler temperatures and a quieter atmosphere. The once crowded streets and beach are almost empty, so you can spend your days enjoying the beautiful weather in peace.
Hotels in Pefkos in October
Spilia Bay Villas
Spilia Bay Villas is a bright and modern complex of self-catered holiday apartments situated in a quiet location not far from Pefkos. If you're looking for a relaxing break, it's the perfect choice, as each villa features its own pool, sunbeds and umbrellas as well as balconies where you can enjoy panoramic sea views. Rooms are air-conditioned with free Wi-Fi, TVs, private bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchens.
Centrally located Stella Hotel provides a perfect base for a holiday in Pefkos and is within easy walking distance of the beach as well as the resort's shops, cafés and restaurants. The modern 3 star hotel has 99 studios and apartments that offer a comfortable self-catering stay for both families and couples. Owned by a friendly local family, the hotel is highly rated for its excellent service and warm welcome.
Evi Studios are a great value option for travellers in Pefkos. The affordable hillside apartments are located in a quiet spot leading out of Pefkos but have direct access to the beach. Facilities include an outdoor pool and kid's pool as well as an on-site restaurant and evening entertainment in the bar.
Hit the Beach
The beach within the Kallithea Springs, just 9km from Rhodes is a must visit. Take a walk through the wonderful gardens that lead out to the beach. The crystal clear waters and panoramic views are unforgettable, you will want to visit more than once. Swimming and sunbathing are both popular here. Many people get married at the Kallithea Springs and you will see why when you get here.
St Thomas' Beach
St Thomas' Beach is near to Amfitri and is a small strip of beach. Some of the locals keep their boats here. This is a sheltered, welcoming place to relax on a breezy day. It's not one of the popular beaches but if you have kids you might want to come here to stay out of the sun. There is also a tavern near to grab dinner.
Lee Beach is the main beach in Pefkos and also the busiest. It's not too expensive to hire things here, about 10 euros for two sun loungers and a parasol. The beach is child friendly as it's very shallow and calm. Visit the cafe bar here for refeshing drinks and fresh food.
Bars and Restaurants
A highlight of any trip to Rhodes has to be the food. The island is filled with amazing eateries serving authentic and delicious Greek food in beautiful surroundings.
One such eatery in Pefkos is Flavia Restaurant which can be found in the centre of the resort. Named after the owner Flavia who is passionate about great food, the cuisine here is of the highest quality and perfectly presented. Dishes have a traditional Greek flavour and are made with fresh local produce. An ideal venue for a special night out with family or friends.
Nostalgia is an attractive restaurant located in the Pefkos Beach Hotel. Surrounded by plants with a fountain at the middle, the restaurant has a unique atmosphere that sets the scene for a great meal out. The menu showcases a range of Greek and international dishes to cater for all tastes.
Finally, after a day of exploring all that Pefkos has to offer, finish off your night with a drink at Eclipse Bar. This large outdoor bar is one of the most popular in the resort and is famous for its pool with a waterfall and slide. You can even take the kids here, as there's pool tables and games to keep them entertained. This lively bar stays open well into the early hours.
Things to do in Pefkos in October
Rhodes is full of amazing ancient Greek history which must be explored in your visit to the island. With comfortable temperatures and a small chance of rain, October is the perfect time to get out and discover the region.
If you want to know more about Rhodes, you can visit the Rhodes Acropolis located on the top of the hill of Ayios Stefanos in the west of the city. This popular attraction dates back to the Classical Greek period and showcases the forgotten Hellenistic city. Visit the amazing ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Athena, a temple that was specifically built to worship these Greek gods and the Stadium which was once used in ancient athletic events.
For a truly rejuvenating experience on your holiday to Pefkos, plan a day trip to Kalithea Springs located in the bay of Kallithea, just 9km from the City of Rhodes. This Mediterranean paradise is home to natural thermal springs which are known for their therapeutic qualities. Visitors can explore the beautiful surrounding buildings, swim in the crystal clear water or relax among the palm trees on the beach.