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Afandou village is one of the largest villages in Rhodes, with a population of about 6000 people, it is located about 18 Km from the town of Rhodes.
It has a very long history, but the main reason for visiting Afandou (Afantou) is the 4Km long beach, one of the best beaches in Rhodes, because of the clean and crystal clear waters, the convenient small pebbles and sand in some places, and the option to find a spot at an organised site with umbrellas, showers and canteens or a more quiet spot on your own. The waters are usually calm since the wind during the summer blows from the beach towards the sea.
Watersports are available at the organised parts of the beach.
Afandou area has also the Afandou Golf course which is the only Golf course in Rhodes Island, at a great location by the beach... It is an 18 hole course.
At the beach, there are quite a few small canteens, and further around the area quite a few restaurants / tavernas offering anything from local fresh fish to international food.
At the village you can go for a coffee at the cafeterias in the main square, and take the car-train to the beach and back. Also a folklore exhibition is worth visiting. The village has large lands cultivated with Olive trees and various fruit-bearing trees, and the main occupation for the residents has been Tourism in the past few years, before that though it has been mainly agriculture.
About Rhodes Island
Rhodes has a rich history and throughout the centuries, it has always been a prime location due to the excellent weather, scenery and climate. It has many well-preserved monuments for unlimited sightseeing, which range from the Ancient times (Kamiros, Lindos , Ialyssos, Rhodes ) to the Medieval ( Knights Castle , Old Town) and finally to current times (Italian occupation architectural heaven). There are many picturesque villages that are examples of current local history and where the local produce, a key ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine are grown.
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|SIGHTSEEING||Here we consider the Sightseeing locations, monuments, natural settings, urban scenes the visitor can chose, as well as their importance and how good impression they leave.|
|BEACHES||Here we consider the beaches of Rhodes, clean, clear water, popularity, how well they are organised etc... The most important quality though is the quality of the beachside and the sea water. Note here that ther are hundreds more a bit harder to reach not rated here, and some locations may have more than one great beach...|
|ENTERTAINMENT||Here we consider the entertainment options available in an area. With entertainment we mean Nightlife, restaurants, bars, theme parks, shopping and whatever may keep the visitor occupied with happiness...|
|TRADITION||Here we consider the degree of the local traditional elements present on the location, the degree where the tradition is kept untouched by time and civilisation. Traditional elements may vary through the centuries of Rhodes History, from Ancient, Medieval to more modern tradition.|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Here we consider the natural, historical or traditional beauty that is ideal for creative or just beautiful photography... We consider the number of interresting subjects the visitor may find, the degree of picturesque locations and in general the satisfaction a professional or amateur photographer will have when visiting the location.|
|WATERSPORTS||Here we consider the water sport options available at each location, and how ideal a location may be for a specific watersport. Watersports we consider are: Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Extreme watersports, parachuting, caoneing, underwater diving, skiing snorkelling etc..|
|HISTORY||Here we consider the historical monuments the visitor will be able to see in the location. The number of monuments, their importance, how impressive they are, give the final rating for each location. Keep in mind though that almost everywhere in Rhodes Island you will probably see historical monuments anyway...|
|WALKING/HIKING||Here we consider the Walking / Hiking friendliness of the location, either a natural environment, a historical location or an urban area. The number and size of paths the visitors can follow are taken into consideration.|
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