Faliraki is found at the northern end of the east coast of Rhodes
. It’s just 15km from the islands capital Rhodes Town
and that would usually be less than half an hour in the car.
In the past Faliraki had a reputation as an 18-30 destination with large groups of drunken revelers filling the streets from evening until the early hours but that’s no longer true. There are still a good number of bars and clubs but it’s grown and developed over the years into more of a family resort with bar crawls kept to a minimum.
You’ll have your choice of hotels, apartments and other accommodation as there’s tons of options. There’s huge all-inclusive hotels with multiple pools and even water park style slides which is great for the little ones. There’s also small family run B&Bs that’s perfect for those that want to support the locals in a more low key setting as well as various levels in between.
One of the best attractions to Faliraki is the enormous sandy beach, it’s one of the best on the island, it runs from the small harbour at the southern end for nearly 5km to the much quieter northern end. Along the length there’s dozens of sun loungers to hire and various places for food and drinks as well as watersports vendors and even an inflatable park that’s great fun to run around and jump off into the sea.
The town itself has everything you need with lots of restaurants including fast food options and even a McDonalds down by the beach. There’s 5 or 6 ATMs spread out around the town, over a dozen car hire outlets and loads of supermarkets and other shops. There’s boat tours and boat hire available at the beach and scuba diving courses too. If you can’t find it in Faliraki it probably doesn’t exist.
The nightlife in Faliraki is good. There’s the bars and clubs that youngsters love as well as more subdued options for those that prefer to take it easy.
If you like some entertainment in the evenings then look out for Karaoke nights, Greek dancing and live music which are all available. Ask in your hotel for details and they should be able to point you in the right direction.
In general you’ll probably find yourself enjoying an evening meal in a nice restaurant and then either staying there for some drinks or heading out to one of the many bars and enjoying a few cold beers, glasses of local wine or even a cocktail or two.
Around Faliraki there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained with a mini golf course, an aquarium, a trampoline park and a water park.
As well as all this you can head south to Anthony Quinn beach
in Ladiko bay which is a lovely sandy beach in a stunning setting, not to be missed whilst on the island.
If you want to explore Rhodes island then Faliraki is in a good location, you can head north to visit the old town of Rhodes with its cobbled streets where you can get lost for hours exploring the shops, restaurants, bars and historical buildings. You can also head south and visit Afandou
or even Lindos
which is probably about 40 minutes away.
We surveyed people that regularly visit Faliraki and asked what they believe are the best restaurants and this is what we found. In joint first place was Manolis and Desert Rose and third was Greek Spirit so why not give these a try on your holiday.
Manolis is at the harbour end of the town, it serves traditional Greek food but with a stylish modern take in a beautiful setting.
Head up bar street away from the beach and you’ll eventually come to Desert Rose, it’s a BBQ restaurant with fantastic ribs, steak and other meat dishes in a gorgeous cobbled courtyard.
Greek Spirit is just round the corner from bar street, it has a large courtyard where they do traditional dancing and plate smashing, great entertainment and delicious Greek and international food.