Faliraki is the party capital of Rhodes. A hit with families and clubbers alike, this fun beach resort has everything from Blue Flag sands to all-night dancing. By day, beachgoers flock to the 4km stretch of golden sands and the warm waters of the Med. This lively beach has all you could need for a Greek sunshine holiday – sea, sand, watersports and beach bars. Lots of beach bars!
If the kids get bored, there’s a host of activities on offer. Splash around at the world-class waterpark or hop aboard a boat at the scenic harbour to explore the beautiful coastline. When the sun goes down in Faliraki, the neon lights of the aptly named Bar Street and Club Street kick into action, drawing in revellers like moths to a flame.
The bustling village of Afandou is packed with traditional charm. It’s also home to the longest beach on the island - and just happens to be an easy 10-minute journey from Faliraki. If you can tear yourself away from the beach, the lively village square has everything from traditional crafts shops to family-run tavernas. A lovely place to get a taste of authentic Greek village life.
A little further south from Afandou and you’ll reach the peaceful resort of Kolymbia. Relax on no fewer than three beautiful palm-lined beaches, all with some good watersports options. As the sun goes down retire to a beachfront bar for some traditional Greek dishes and a glass of ouzo.
The island’s capital, Rhodes Town, is within easy reach for a visit. Arrive in style by taking a water taxi or hop on a bus for 20 minutes - the choice is yours. Head straight for the UNESCO-listed old town with its jumble of medieval streets and magnificent palace. Or stroll down to the harbour to see the Colossus of Rhodes – an impressive ancient bronze statue - and watch the fishing boats with a cool drink. The town also boasts some fantastic beaches and trendy nightlife.
Faliraki Water Park
Billed as the largest waterpark in Europe, this popular attraction has endless fun and games for kids (and adults) of all ages. Get the adrenaline pumping on the kamikaze slides, ride the giant 140m slide, chill out as you drift along the lazy river and splash around in the various pools. Small children will love the pirate ship and water games. The park has plenty of sunbeds, snack bars, shops and lifeguards.
Stargazing at the Astronomy Café
Spend an evening with a difference at this unique ‘star garden’. Sitting in the hills above the town, the site is home to an observatory, a beautiful garden filled with astrological goodies from telescopes to models of the planets, and a cosy café serving up food and drinks. A tranquil place to watch the night sky in all its glory, it’s a real hit with families.
Boat trip to Lindos
Climb aboard a boat at Faliraki’s marina for a scenic trip along the coastline to the historic town of Lindos. If you prefer to stay on dry land, it’s only a short 35-minute bus ride. Once you land in Lindos, climb up to the ancient acropolis for spectacular views of the golden sands and the sparkling blue seas below. Wander back down through the tangle of narrow streets, perhaps stopping for some food in a rooftop taverna. Then cool off with a dip at the gorgeous beach.
Faliraki’s sandy 4km stretch has it all - from a coveted Blue Flag to bungee jumping. It’s a busy place that’s full of life. The beach is well-organised with plenty of sunbeds, umbrellas and beach cafes. There’s a dedicated nudist section and a buzzing party area lined by bars playing music (also the place to go for the best fast food). You’ll find every imaginable watersport on offer, whether you love relaxing on a pedalo or living it up on a jet ski.
If you fancy mixing it up a bit, you’ll find some other lovely beaches close by. Antony Quinn Bay is one of the most popular, set in a pretty cove just outside of town. Neighbouring Ladiko Beach is slightly larger and popular with snorkelers. Or head past the harbour to the quiet shores of Kathara Bay.
Greek food packs a serious flavour punch. From the fresh fish of the Mediterranean to the sunshine veggies, dishes here combine local ingredients to delicious effect. Seafood lovers will be in heaven with treats like stuffed squid and grilled sardines on the menu, while carnivores will love the meaty moussaka and sizzling souvlaki. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure you try the sticky baklava and highly addictive Greek doughnuts. Wash everything down with ice-cold ouzo and tasty local wines.
Faliraki has hundreds of options when it comes to eating out. Whether you’re looking for down-to-earth budget eats or romantic fine dining, there’s something to suit all tastes. Families are well catered for with everything from low-key Greek tavernas to child-friendly pizzerias and ice cream parlours. You’ll also find some good old British pubs serving up a taste of home. Smarter options include the harbourfront seafood eateries and some glitzy steak restaurants.
Holidays to Faliraki are full-on fun in the sun. Ideal for lively families and party-loving groups, this buzzing resort offers up more than beautiful beaches. You’ll also find family-friendly attractions, plenty of day trips and a neon wonderland of bars and clubs.
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