The Rodos Afandou golf course is set to undergo a major redevelopment that is to be funded by the Hellenic Tourism Organisation (EOT). The decision to revamp the course, considered an important element of the island’s effort to develop alternative forms of tourism, was announced after a recent meeting between EOT’s secretary general, Evgenios Yiannakopoulos, and Rodos prefectural authorities.
Mr. Yiannakopoulos said the project would start from scratch, with the calling of an international tender that will be announced in European newspapers. Following the publishing of the competition, investors will then be able to submit their proposals, though without the limitations of the past.
If the procedure runs smoothly, an investment plan and investor will have been chosen within four to five months’ time, Mr.Yiannakopoulos said.
Meanwhile, Rodos intends to work hard on extending it tourism season. So far, six major British and German tour operators have announced that they intend to offer packages next season to Rodos through to the end of November.
With 42 hotels open for business this winter tourism season, Rodos is ready to cover tourist needs on the islands and play an active role in the drive to encourage winter travel in southern Europe.
Hotels of all categories are operating, more specifically, two luxury establishments, seven in the five-star class, six four-star, nine three-star as well as numerous rented rooms and one traditional unit.
A total of 5,595 beds are available, 1,983 of which belong to the Grand Hotel and the Sofitel Capsis, both in the luxury category.
Five-star properties are offering a total of 1,403 beds while there are 963 beds being provided by four-star units.