As well as doling out top-drawer neon nightlife, Faliraki holidays harbour a secret historical heavyweight and a family-friendly side.
A please-all place
You’ll find Faliraki on the north-eastern coast of Rhodes. This resort’s known for its neon credentials, and it definitely lives up to the hype – make your way to Bar Street and Club Street, and you’ll see for yourself. But Faliraki has a few tricks up its sleeve, too. Its Blue Flag beach features gently shelving golden sands – it’s fab for families. Plus, if you want to turn the volume down, Anthony Quinn Beach is pin-drop peaceful.
You don’t have to wait until after sundown to pick up the pace. You can get involved with loads of watersports on the main beach – we’re talking all the classics, like banana boating and windsurfing, as well as adrenaline-pumping paragliding. There’s even an in-water bungee jump, if you really want to raise your heart rate. Greece’s biggest waterpark makes its home here, too. This mammoth maze of chutes, slides and pools sprawls out over a whopping 100,000 square metres.
It’s easy to hit a historical hotspot on a daytrip from Faliraki. Rhodes Town’s definitely bagged the UNESCO seal of approval. It’s 20 minutes away, whether you opt to go by car or zoom over in a water taxi. The oldest parts of this place date back to the 14th century – including the famous Palace of the Grand Master. What’s more, the Lindos Acropolis is 40 minutes’ drive away. Some parts of this ancient clifftop site were built over 2,000 years ago.
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