Enjoy beautiful beaches, dabble in watersports, visit ancient monuments and experience a lively nightlife scene at this seaside resort on Rhodes’ east coast.
The perfect blend of sun, sea, sand and parties awaits in Faliraki. Spread around a gorgeous bay overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea, Faliraki attracts everyone from families to groups of young revelers. Bask in the sunshine on sandy beaches during the day and then hop between bars at nighttime. Take daytrips to spectacular coves and villages decorated with centuries-old landmarks.
Faliraki Beach boasts fine golden sands that curve around a bay of crystalline water for 3 miles (5 kilometers). It has public areas, zones reserved for guests of beachfront hotels and places to rent sun loungers and umbrellas. Top up your tan beneath the warm sunshine and go Jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing and snorkeling. Stroll south passed Faliraki Harbor to the quieter Kathara Beach.
Drive by rented car or catch a bus to Anthony Quinn Beach for excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach takes its name from the actor who starred in The Guns of Navarone, which was shot at the beach. Adjacent Ladiko Beach is another picturesque spot, with shallow waters and a backdrop of dramatic rocks. Escape the large tourist crowds at the long shingle Traganou Beach.
Plan an excursion to the hilltop village of Kalithies, full of whitewashed houses. Notable sights are the Byzantine Timios Stavros Church and St. John Monastery. Lively taverns and souvlaki joints surround Eleousis Square. Don’t miss a hike to St. George’s Stalactite Cave, which was first inhabited in the Neolithic age.
A fun place to visit for all ages is the WaterPark, where you can ride waterslides and splash around in pools. After sunset, partygoers descend upon the aptly named Bar Street and Club Street. Pubs, themed bars and nightclubs entice with drinks offers, karaoke, live music and late-night DJ events.
Faliraki is just a 20-minute drive from Rhodes International Airport. Arrange a transfer with your accommodation or rent a car and have the freedom to explore more of the island. Expect large crowds and busy beaches during summer in this popular coastal destination.