Faliraki lies in the north-east corner of Rhodes which is one of the most popular of the Greek islands. It is a resort that attracts very many young British holidaymakers who are drawn by Faliraki’s famed nightlife and its golden sands. It is easy to combine pleasure with culture in Faliraki as it is only fourteen kilometres from Rhodes Town with it wonderfully preserved medieval citadel.
Why Go To Faliraki
A Faliraki holiday offers glorious sunshine, several kilometres of sandy beaches, translucent waters, a host of water sports and the liveliest nightlife on the island. The medieval town of Rhodes is a World Heritage Site and is only a short distance to the north. Apart from its architecture its restaurants and shops are well worth visiting.
Who Is Faliraki Popular With
Although Faliraki has quieter areas, it appeals mainly to young people within the eighteen to thirty age group. Its dusk to dawn nightlife is legendary and attracts hordes of youthful holidaymakers seeking sunshine by day followed by riotous nights.
When To Go To Faliraki
The most popular time to visit Faliraki is in the summer although the season does extend from March to November when the temperature range is from twenty to thirty degrees.
Faliraki - The Place
Faliraki, on the south east corner of Rhodes, is a lively, bustling resort with much to entertain holidaymakers. Those looking for hot sun, a good beach with lots of leisure activities will not be disappointed. There is a wide range of holiday accommodation from luxury hotels to cheaper apartments.
Faliraki has three miles of sandy beach lapped by crystal clear waters. Water sports facilities include water skiing, wind surfing, paragliding and banana boating as well as fishing and snorkelling. There is also a water park in the area and a go-karting track.
There are two principle roads in the resorts both of which are lined with bars, clubs and restaurants and it is here that the young people gather in the evenings for their nights of entertainment.
Faliraki is only fourteen kilometres from Rhodes Town which is well worth a visit. The Castle of the Knights of St. John is one of the finest examples of Crusader military architecture in the world. Once within the walls of the town explore the towers and the narrow cobbled streets with their bazaars and market stalls.
Further down the east coast is the picturesque town of Lindos, its white houses nestling on the hill rising up from the sea. If you have the energy to climb to the Acropolis above the town, you will be rewarded by a truly magnificent view.
The nightlife in Faliraki is renowned for its vivacity. The volume of the music in the many bars and clubs rises with the moon and continues until daybreak. The two main streets have shoulder to shoulder party venues and it is here you will find the flashing neon signs and the loudest music. Away from the centre, to the south of the resort, it is possible to enjoy less frenetic evenings in the many waterfront tavernas.
Most resorts have the usual gift and souvenir shops where you can buy your holiday memorabilia and Faliraki is no exception. A short bus ride to Rhodes Town will take serious shoppers on a spree. The medieval quarter has a large range of shops selling everything from sunglasses to clothing and from handicrafts to jewellery. Among the local crafts are ceramics, leather goods, jewellery, embroidered linens and hand woven rugs.
Faliraki has countless bars, tavernas and restaurants where all manner of food can be enjoyed. It can truly be said that Faliraki caters for all tastes. Those with cautious culinary appetites will find many British style pubs serving traditional British food. There are also restaurants serving international cuisine so those who wish can still enjoy a ‘curry’ night. Greek food relies heavily on fish simply cooked and quite delicious. Moussaka is another Greek favourite made from minced lamb and aubergines.
The local wines are inexpensive and usually very palatable.