Rhodes holidays in Greece at Faliraki village: This resort used to be a quiet little fishing village, a few km south of Rhodes City, now being turned into the major tourist resort of the island.
Faliraki has organised beaches with clean waters can be found in front of the resort as well as a plethora of hotels and other kinds of accommodation, clubs, bars, cafes, shops and restaurants. The nightlife in Faliraki goes on all night and the cosmopolitan aspect and atmosphere of the place attracts thousands of visitors during high season.
Faliraki is the largest and the most popular resort of Rhodes Island.
Faliraki is located at the north east part of Rhodes, about 14 km from the city of Rhodes and about 10km from the airport. The beautiful resort area is part of the Kalithies village, which is about 1km away.
Faliraki was established in the late sixties, with just a couple of small beach tavernas, catering mainly to the few Greek visitors and fishermen. Until the end of the sixties, Faliraki was just another agricultural area, well known for the superb tasting grapes figs and tomatoes and the fresh Fish.
How to get from Rhodes to Faliraki
There are a few ways you can get to Faliraki.
By car: The road going to Faliraki is good with a lot of signs. Going by private car is the fastest way to get to Faliraki apart from the taxi.
By taxi: You can go to Faliraki by taxi but it is quite expensive. From the airport which is 16.5 km away it will cost you around 20 euros.
By bus (Ktel): You can get the bus to Faliraki, it is quiet cheap but it takes a lot of time because it makes a lot of stops on the way. From Rhodes town to Faliraki the bus takes 35mins and it costs 3,50 € one way.
Where to stay in Faliraki, Hotels in Rhodes
Here are our picks for the best accommodations in Faliraki, Rhodes:
Esperos Village Blue & Spa – Adults Only
Set on a green hill with panoramic sea views, 5-star Esperos Village Resort is situated in the popular Faliraki. It features spacious rooms with Mediterranean Sea views, and offers 2 swimming pools and 2 tennis courts.
Located in the seaside resort of Faliraki, Telhinis Hotel offers a large swimming pool and rooms with a private balcony. Free WiFi is available in the entire property. It offers free on-site parking. Telhinis Hotel is 800 m away from Faliraki beach. Rhodes town is a 15-minute drive away, while the beautiful Lindos is at 35 km.
Malibu Boutique Studios
Situated in a quiet location, within 200 m of the centre of Faliraki, Malibu Studios offers self-catering rooms with balcony, and a swimming pool with sun terrace. The nearest beach is 500 m away. The nearest mini market is 50 m away. Rhodes Airport is 16 km away from Malibu Studios. The scenic Medieval town of Rhodes is within a 15-minute drive. Free private parking is available on site and free WiFi is provided in all areas.
Aquarius Beach Hotel
The beachfront hotel Aquarius is located 10 m from a Blue Flag sandy beach, just 5 minutes walking from Faliraki centre. It boasts a 24-hour beach bar and sea-view rooms. Aquarius Beach Hotel features spotlessly clean and airy rooms with orthopaedic mattresses, air conditioning, free internet access and balconies overlooking the pool and the sea or the garden. Washing and drying machine are available upon request.
Where to go, Things to do and see in Faliraki?
Shopping fans will find here a huge selection of boutiques and shops where they will be able to buy souvenirs and handicrafts. Picturesque beaches (Mandomata, Faliraki) are well equipped for water sports, so fans of underwater hunting, scuba diving and surfing will find much interesting here. In addition to beach activities, tourists are offered to enjoy tennis, volleyball or basketball, as well as workouts in gym in one of modern sports facilities. On the daytime the settlement is perfectly suited for hiking. It is rather quiet and deserted here as the majority of tourists prefer to have rest on amazing beaches of this place.
Faliraki carefully cherishes its ancient monuments. The building of many of them took place in the 18 – 19 centuries. Among the attractions of this place we should definitely mention Church of St. Nektarios – one of the largest buildings of the village. Central Waterfront is one of the most picturesque districts in the town. Here you will find all sorts of restaurants, bars and cafes.