Faliraki Travel Guide

Faliraki

Faliraki © Francesco Sgroi

Overview 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.

Shopping 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.

Restaurants 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.

Nightlife 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.

Activities 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.

Negatives 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.

Attractions


Filerimos

Filerimos Hill

Filerimos Hill used to be the citadel of the ancient town of Ialysos, and its large plateau is home to some intriguing historical attractions. On the eastern side of the hill, see the foundations of the Athena Polias temple and an early Christian basilica,...  see full details



Old Town

Rhodes Old Town

With buildings and monuments dating back hundreds of years, Old Town offers a wealth of historic attractions and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medieval streets feature Gothic windows and paved courtyards lit by traditional street lamps. The most famous of...  see full details



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