Faliraki Travel Guide
The Parthenon © Nathan Hughes Hamilton
Situated on the east coast of Rhodes, Faliraki is popular among party-people and sun worshippers. Deckchairs, umbrellas and sunbeds dominate its sandy shoreline, looking out over clear waters and a variety of skiers. The resort also has a vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene.
Day trips from the resort venture to small bays, some of which are nudist, and several natural, undeveloped beaches.
Visitors can find everything a holidaymaker needs in Faliraki, from local crafts to toothpaste. Shops stay open till very late during warmer seasons.
Serious shoppers can head to Rhodes Old Town and haggle for bargains in the narrow, cobbled streets. Good buys include leather bags and sandals, rugs, gold and silver jewellery, and ceramics.
Faliraki has a huge variety of restaurants, from traditional Greek tavernas to Chinese. Prices range from cheap to reasonable. Fast-food bars abound, staying open until the wee hours.
Bar Street and Club Street in Faliraki live up to their names and reputations as a paradise for young clubbers and pubbers. The areas have many dance floors and watering holes, with renowned international DJs often gracing party goers with a set.
For many guests at Faliraki resort, the vibrant nightlife is a significant drawcard.
Active holidaymakers can choose from a variety of fun pursuits, including banana-boat rides and bungee-jumping. The area's clear waters are perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Faliraki also has one of Europe's biggest and best water parks, offering slides, lazy river rides, rafting, a wave pool, an aqua-gym and numerous other thrills and spills.
Rhodes Town is a must-see, with its medieval core. Lindos Town also has some fascinating archaeological sites, such as its hill-top acropolis. All in all, Rhodes is quite rightly one of Greece's most popular holiday destinations.
Faliraki has received some bad publicity in recent years because of the rowdy, drunken behaviour of some young holidaymakers. Travellers who want a peaceful beach retreat should consider other resorts.