Faliraki

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by Fileo
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Faliraki

Situated on the east coast of Rhodes, at about 14 km south of the capital, Faliraki is one of the island’s most developed beach resorts, renowned for its almost 4 km long stretch of wonderful sandy beach and its active nightlife. There is a constant development and transformation in Faliraki in the recent years as a new epicenter, targeted to family oriented beach based holidays, is been created to the northern part of the bay with new hotels and shopping centers with one of Europe’s biggest and best water parks, offering slides, lazy river rides, rafting, a wave pool, aqua-gym and numerous other thrills and spills.

It is possible to do day boat trips around the other small bays of Faliraki, including Kathara Bay, which is one of the most picturesque on the island, and has a nudist beach at one end. Anthony Quinn Bay is famous for the filming of The Guns of Navarone. There are also several, less developed beaches between Faliraki and Lindos, such as the pebbled Traganou beach, and all the beaches are desirably clean with crystal waters.

As mentioned previously, Faliraki is well known for its nightlife and is popular with younger visitors seeking lots of action, both day and night. Bar Street and Club Street in Faliraki live up to their name and reputation as a paradise for young clubbers and pubbers. The choice of dance floors and watering holes is abundant. Arguably the best bar in Faliraki is Ziggy’s, home of the famous (or to some infamous) ‘Fishbowl’, a very large cocktail guaranteed to knock you senseless. For rocking karaoke there is the King’s Garden Bar (KGB) or the Bedrock Bar. George’s Bar is a favourite with football fans who want to keep up with the action on huge screens, and keep on partying. The most popular club in town is Q Club, which opens from midnight to 5am and is always jam-packed: it features a house/trance room, a chart/cheese room and R&B/Garage room. Top London DJs feature regularly at Bed, a massive club that holds about 2,000 revellers.

Active holidaymakers who want a break from soaking up the sun on the golden sands can choose from a variety of fun pursuits on offer at the two large watersport centres on the beach, everything from banana-boat rides and pedalos to bungee-jumping. The crystal clear waters are perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.