This was a first-time visit, and we were apprehensive about where we may be staying, as we booked the holiday last-minute through Teletext and accommodation was to be arranged on arrival. We just prayed that we wouldn’t end up in Faliraki. Luckily, our prayers were answered, and we were taken to a small town called Afandou. The hotel was roughly a two-star accomodation but was immaculately clean, although no air-conditioning was provided, so we had to hire a fan for the duration of our stay. The staff at the place were pleasant and friendly, and they helped us to get our bearings around the local town. We found out the beach was a good 20 minutes' walk, but there was a little train that ran through the town and down to the beach every half hour or so. The day after our arrival, the tour rep showed up and gave us a rough guide to life in Rhodes; we were told to expect to move to another hotel in the next few days, and thank god it was definitely not going to be Faliraki. The beach at Afandou was beautiful, and making the train journey to it was no effort, as it was worth it. The people in the town are very nice, and you will find most of what you need there, right down to the English newspapers.