Friends of Pefkos, Rhodes

The Original Family Site

The most friendliest place on Earth- well my wife and I think so along with a lot more FOP's When does a place become part of you? Phil


MAIN FOP MEETINGS THIS YEAR  WHERE AND WHEN  .---- Please let us know if you are planning a meet up let us know and we will put the dates on here Thanks

 Roll on the Summer 2015

 Here is the start of FOP Meet ups for 2015

weather in South Rhodes no-repeat; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; line-height: 12px; font-weight: bold;">See 10-Day Forecast


2010 A Great Year


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Taxes yuk

To travel on a plane, you pay income tax on your original earnings, you pay VAT, you pay APD, you pay fuel duty, airport tax, tax on transport to the airport, tax for a hotel at the airport, tax on the food you eat while you wait for your flight, the flight crew are all taxed too ... and so on. I wonder just how much actual tax of one kind or another is collected, simply for one flight? Rip off.

From Andy

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Passenger duty



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Bikers Beware

The government-mandated crackdown on who can rent a motorcycle or, in some cases even a moped, has Greek motorcycle rental agencies turning away customers – something that does NOT come easily to a Greek business man as you can imagine!

In future then tourists will be required to have a separate motorcycle license from their home countries. The reason for the crackdown? Foreign visitors have been injuring themselves at an increasing rate as alcohol and inexperience combine to take their…

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Ning Site Change






Some Latest News from Me for a change :- All done now and sorted, the Family is back to normal all changes now transferred to a Ning pay site - I have said in earlier texts that I shall pay for the family to keep together, but some of you have asked how they can contribute towards the running of our site, so here is the donation button at the the right hand side now.
Thanks to the people who have given so far.

Google ads on now showing in the column on the right.


The PayPal donation button is now visible on the right column, thanks to those who have already helped  to run the site,  




Hello Phil, Hope you are all very well.... I would like to inform you that GOTORHODES Magazine has been replaced by RHODES ON MOBILE application... I have put all the info of the magazine And the website in the application... It looks Great... and it is FREE to download... on all IPhones & Androids I would like to ask for your help to Get more Downloads of the application....... and LIKES on the new FACEBOOK PAGE Thank you Phil, Stergos Kandimiris



Use for your beach towels

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our holiday is paid!

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Earthquake last night

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Running during hot months

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Latest Activity

paul butcher replied to Trevor Mcilveen's discussion Use for your beach towels
"Will do ! "
Apr 19
kat andrews aka Artemis replied to lee and simone 's discussion our holiday is paid!
"mine paid off too just got get spends now, have a great time x"
Apr 19
kat andrews aka Artemis replied to Trevor Mcilveen's discussion Earthquake last night
"lol glad all ok over there and sounds like you having a great time xx"
Apr 19
baglady replied to Trevor Mcilveen's discussion Earthquake last night
"Didn't feel it in Lardos due to the free wine in El Greco!"
Apr 19


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Huge apologies to those of you that have received a message from MARYMAB65 Try as we might to keep on top of these SPAM messages sometimes they beat us!! Sorry again as I know some of you are offended by the nature of the message's.


For those interested in general Greek Affairs here is a Newspaper that is quite informative 



Hi Folks Don't Forget To Fill In Your API Forms Before You Get To The Airport


For security reasons, the US, most EU States and other countries now require airlines to provide details about their passengers before they travel. This is known as Advance Passenger Information (API).

The API requirements vary from country to country. Your airline will let you know what they need from you. Usually, they will ask you to provide these details when you book yourflightor check in. Contact your airline if you have any questions about API requirements.

Providing your API should not be confused with applying for a visa. You will still need to follow the entry rules for every country you visit, as well as any customs and passport control regulations.



What if API is not completed?

If passengers fail to provide all necessary information this will result in delays at both their UK departure and arrival airport and could result in denied boarding or denied entry to the destination country. It is therefore very important they are informed of this requirement.

Who is required to provide Advanced Passenger Information?

All passengers are required to provide Advanced Passenger Information. Our website is designed to collect information from all customers booking through Thomas Cook Group Tour Operators (Thomas Cook, Airtours, Sunset, Manos, Neilson, Club 18-30, Direct Holidays, Airfares, Return flights booked on Flythomascook, Flexibletrips).

Thomson, Olympic etc

The API form can only be completed between 28 days and 7 days prior to departure.


ps We have done ours over the phone with Thomson's already and we've still got 72 days to go.












Was a great success...we had a brilliant evening with about 50 Fopper's turning up. Fantastic to see so many and finally putting faces to names. Friendships were well and truly made by those of us that had only been 'virtual' friends!! I know some people were a bit 'unsure' (me included) about meeting everyone but for me was great !!

Those of you that came THANKYOU for making it a night to remember !! I will get some piccies on as soon as I can (theres lots of them) but I do need to edit some of them hahahaha

A fantastic time was had by everybody even those that can't remember ;-)

Phil was very happy with the turnout and showed his appreciation with the Black Sambuka !!! He will add his own comments when he returns from his 'little bit of paradise' !!

Thanks to Kyriakos and his staff for brilliant service.


Well what can I say it was fantastic and a big thankyou to ALL the Fuse Too family, it was a brilliant night lots of laughs and the odd suprise,eh Ruby,meeting folks putting faces to names, I could say more but theres more to come when i write my summary ( if I can read my notes!!!!) thanks to Sue and Alan for taking the Photos (not forgetting the girls), A big thanks to Paul for looking after the site whilst we were living it up (next year Paul).
Speak soon in the Chatroom
Black Sambukas any one ------YAMMAS------
From a very humble Linda and myself


HI EVERYBODY....Can you add your details please to THE PEFKOS AND WHEN POST...on the Main Blue Bar top of the Main Page.






Friends of Pefkos



Terms of Service

Please can I remind everyone that this is a family site with young children aged from less than a month to older friends who are aged closer to their 90's. Can I ask you please not to put any photos/material on that might cause offence or embarrasment to anyone. As one of the conditions of Ning is that there are no objectional material on the site (or we could be closed down) can I ask people to remove any topless photos, sorry but that is a rule that I agreed to when starting this site.
I hope that it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the site.

Blog Posts


Posted by Paul Jones on January 21, 2015 at 19:53 3 Comments

First time on Rhodes so first time staying here!  Looks like we have made the right choice....

Long Stay in Pefkos

Posted by sheila conner on January 15, 2015 at 13:35 1 Comment

  If you have time to spend in pefkos , how would you fancy 54 days there for under a £1000 each for 2 .from Manchester , leaving 10th july, That's what jet2 holidays  are asking ,

pefki 2014

Posted by martin yuill on October 22, 2014 at 22:35 1 Comment

We got back from our first trip to Pefkos in the early hours of Sunday morning (October 19th) and we so wish we were still there. Did we have a good time? Oh yes, loved every second. We ate in quite a few of the lovely places including Zorbas, the Sunshine Garden and Roumalli no 4 as well as the Pizza Place, Alexanders  to name just a few. Our fave bars were the Rock Bar and Fuse. We tried others such as Rock Garden, Peacocks and Kermari (nice sumo), the prices were ok but more expensive…


Home from hols 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Ann Griffiths on October 21, 2014 at 17:00 1 Comment

Got back from Pefkos last Thursday, 16th October, my birthday. Not impressed with the weather back home. Arrived back at Cardiff airport to rain, the journey back to Aberaeron was horrendous, it rained all the way, glad to get back to the pub at 4am.

We had an amazing time on holiday as always. Stayed at The Coliseum Apartments (not stayed here before), we were suitably impressed, the rooms were large, beds comfy, usable kitchen (even though we didn't), bathroom ok (no bath only a…


Other websites

I have kept a couple of other websites open as they have a few nice features on them. I will put some links to them so you can have a look at there features but from the end of January this will be the main FOP site,

Phil and Linda
By the way don't forget to go to Debbies site (her fantasticly informative site) for info on hotel.tavernas, and a great map of

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