Faliraki Travel Guide
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
Day trips from the resort venture to small bays, some of which
are nudist, and several natural, undeveloped beaches.
Faliraki © Francesco Sgroi
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
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
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
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
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