Rhodes holidays in Greece at Afandou Beach: The extremely long and large beach of Afandou is located 19 km south of Rhodes town. The village lies around the natural bay.The beach is made of sand and pebbles and offers many rental facilities. It is relatively crowded during the high season and most importantly it receives many windsurfing lovers. Its deep, clear sparkling waters are ideal for swimming and remain quite fresh even under the hot sun. Some fine taverns can be found nearby the beach and, in the village, visitors will find even more taverns and all kinds of accommodations.

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One of the less-developed beaches on Rhodes, Afandou Beach is a 4km (2.5-mile) stretch of fine pebble and sand giving way to a clear, shallow, calm sea. Several sections of the beach have been awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness, and are equipped with sun beds and umbrellas, watersports facilities, and overlooked by a handful of informal tavernas and snack kiosks. Other sections of the beach remain untouched by development. The local council have initiated a scheme to plant more palm trees along the beach.

The old village of Afandou, lying 2km (1 mile) inland from the beach, is a typical Greek settlement with its own workaday atmosphere. Although there are no buildings of great architectural importance here, visitors might check out the 16th-century frescoed church of Pagagia Katholiki, built on the site of an early Christian basilica on the road down to the beach, or walk up to the hilltop church of Profitis Ilias, offering impressive sea views.

Afandou Beach is perfect for kids, being a safe distance from busy traffic and offering calm, shallow water. The miniature train running between the village and the beach is bound to appeal to kids too. Just 5km (3 miles) south of Afandou lies Faliraki, home to Faliraki Water Park, a vast complex of pools, giant Jacuzzi and slides, said to be one of the biggest water parks in Europe. There is also a Luna Park funfair and go-kart track in Faliraki.

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