Rhodes Journals

Sleeping, Sunning and Eating in Pefkos

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A June 2007 trip to Rhodes by MichaelJM

Dimitris Studios Photo, Rhodes, Greece More Photos
Quote: Our studio aprartment was superb and we ate out in some terrific restaurants and enjoyed that lovely Greek food.

Dimitris Studios

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Hotel

Dimitris Studios Photo, Rhodes, Greece
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It was a long transfer from airport to hotel (1½ hours) and we dropped people off at fairly suspect accommodation. Much seemed to be in the process of development and a fair distance from civilisation, so you can imaging that we were beginning to panic by the time we got to Pefkos. But our anxiety proved to be unnecessary as the Dimitris Studios were “spot on”. They command a superb view over the town of Pefkos and the beaches of Kavos, Pefkos and St Thomas with the hills of Rhodes seeming to offer protection on the remaining three sides.The gardens were immaculately kept with a wide range of plants including cacti, palms, ferns, geraniums, oleander and roses in a combination of raised beds, s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 29, 2007

Dimitris Studios
Pefkos, Rhodes
Rhodes, Greece
+30 2244048017

Artemis Garden Restaurant

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Restaurant

Artemis Garden Restaurant Photo, Rhodes, Greece
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For some reason I had been reluctant to try this restaurant, but tonight was a bit 'blowy' and it seemed to offer a little more protection from the wind whilst still allowing us to enjoy the outdoors. I am afraid we confused our waiter to begin with as I wanted a litre of water and then sought clarification of the ambient temperature of the red wine. I was not too happy with the response ‘it’s not too hot nor cold’ so he disappeared to check. The more informed reply was that it was the same temperature as the white – that implied chilled so I said we would go with the white. Seconds later he returned saying that the red wine was out of the fridge and so we decided on the red. When it came the temperat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 29, 2007

Artemis Garden Restaurant
Main Road to Lardos
Pefkos, Rhodes, Greece
22440-48365

To Spitaka

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To Spitaka Photo, Rhodes, Greece
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This restaurant was built 1913 and the literal translation means ‘the little home’. The kitchen and the indoor restaurant is housed in the house which has its traditional reed ceiling proudly on show, although inside the tables and chairs were reminiscent of a cheap café rather than a pleasant restaurant. This building, however, claims to be one of the oldest buildings in Pefkos. We started off ordering a carafe of home red but when delivered to the table it was too hot to drink. I looked horrified at the waiter and explained that it was far too hot to enjoy and I rejected his offer of a few ice cubes to chill it down. We, therefore, changed track and opted for the house white, which wa...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 29, 2007

Enigma Restaurant

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Restaurant | "The Enigma Restaurant"

Enigma Restaurant Photo, Rhodes, Greece
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This looked to be an up market restaurant with, from the top floor, a commanding view over Pefkos bay. We got the end of a stunning sunset as the red sky hung over the surrounding hills petering out to a misty pink at the edge of the peninsular. Occasionally the gusts of a breeze made me wonder if we had chosen our table wisely but views are often worth some minor irritations!We struggled to choose from the extensive menu, as much of the ‘fayre’ was unique to the enigma. After sometime, choosing a meal is always an enjoyable part of the evening as you try to experience the various courses by their description, we decided to share a summer salad, tempted by the description and the notion of bak...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 29, 2007

Enigma Restaurant
On Pefkos Main Road
Rhodes, Greece
+30 (22) 440-48031

Tsambikos Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Tsambikos"

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This restaurant boasts the best views and food in Pefkos. I have to start by refuting their first claim, as I personally believe the Enigma is far better placed for its panoramic views across the bay.Tsambikos is out of the ‘restaurant run’ and is half way up Pefkos ‘killer hill’ and so has a prime position away from traffic and other eateries.As we sat considering our options, the smell of freshly baked bread wafted past us. Tsambikos has its own bakery and supermarket.The restaurant is set under semi permanent roofing with open sides (kind of Swiss chalet style) with potted plants liberally placed around the ceramic tiled floor. Ethnic Greek music serenaded us but sad to say ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 29, 2007

Tsambikos Restaurant
Across from Pefkos Taxi Station
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