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Blick auf die Bucht von Faliraki, Bild: Marten_House / shutterstock

Faliraki on Rhodes: Bathing fun and ancient thermal baths

Faliraki is one of the most famous seaside resorts on the Greek island of Rhodes, and not without reason. The town of about 2,000 inhabitants is located in the east of Rhodes, where there are the most beautiful beaches on the whole island. Sun worshippers, water sports enthusiasts and party friends who like to turn night into day on holiday cavort here. In addition to fantastic beaches with the best infrastructure, Faliraki has a vibrant nightlife in bars and discos as well as beach parties during the season.

This is the best way for holidaymakers to get to Faliraki

Faliraki can be reached without much effort. The island’s capital, Rhodes Town, with its international airport, which is served directly by numerous German airports, is only 15 kilometres away. The journey by taxi or bus takes only about 20 to 30 minutes. And the ferry connections to the neighboring Greek islands, such as Lindos, are also excellent.

The most beautiful beaches of Faliraki

Epta Piges, Rhodes
Epta Piges, Valley of the Seven Springs, a popular destination in Rhodes, Image: Vladimir Zhoga / shutterstock

In front of the former fishing village of Faliraki, which is located in the bay of the same name, there are no less than four kilometres of beach. Many stretches of beach are covered by fine sandy beaches, but there are also some pebble beaches. Between June and September, temperatures between 30 and 35 degrees are to be expected almost continuously. The sun shines around 13 hours a day. In October and November, the thermometer still climbs to at least 23 degrees and it is still bathing season. The beaches just outside the town all offer plenty of water sports.

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You can rent pedal boats, jet skis and banana boats. Parasailing is also possible at Faliraki Beach. Faliraki Beach is considered the beach with the best infrastructure on site. There are numerous taverns, restaurants and cafes here. There are also sanitary facilities, changing rooms and kiosks for small beach needs on every corner. During the day, you can relax in the sun, guarded in some sections by trained lifeguards. The shallow access to the sea attracts mainly families with small children. In the evening hours, the bars and discos open directly behind Faliraki Beach, making the area the hippest nightlife mile in the city. A little off the beaten track, a few kilometers south of the seaside resort, is Anthony Quinn Bay.

The pebble beach there is especially popular in the midday heat, as the small bay in which it is located provides shade. Behind the pebble beach, wildly overgrown hills and rugged rocks rise into the air. All this seems more than picturesque. Anthony Quinn Bay is ideal for diving and snorkeling, as it is said to have the most colorful underwater world in all of Rhodes. If you are not yet familiar with diving, you will find a diving school on site. Canoes and pedal boats can also be rented. And if you have relaxed enough on one of the beach loungers, which can also be rented, you can climb the rocks behind the bay via one of the narrow hiking trails that lead up from the beach. From there, a breathtaking view stretches over the turquoise blue sea in front of the bay.

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On the road with the whole family

Port of Faliraki
The small harbour of Faliraki, Image: ian woolcock / shutterstock

Faliraki is a popular holiday destination, especially for families with children. No wonder, because there are a lot of exciting leisure activities for families here. The Faliraki water park, for example, is the largest water park in all of Europe. The little ones splash around in various themed pools and have fun whizzing down spectacularly guided water slides. The Luna amusement park also has several water slides. In addition, there are also a wide variety of rides to discover. Roller coasters, carousels and the Apple Coaster invite older children and teenagers. In the Bowling Skypark you can also have a good time in rainy weather, or if you want to escape the great heat. Here you will find air-conditioned bowling alleys next to restaurants and snack bars. In the outdoor area of the bowling alley there is also a mini golf course.

Excursion to the Thermal Baths of Kallithea

Just two kilometers from Faliraki are the thermal baths of Kallithea. Hippocrates and the Roman Emperor Augustus are said to have already whipped their health into shape here. There used to be sulphur springs here, but they have dried up in the meantime. But the thermal baths are still bubbling today. They look enchanted and enchant with a fairytale architecture. Inside there is pure relaxation. The historic thermal baths are surrounded by skilfully laid out rose avenues that lead to the nearby Kallithea Beach, which is very romantic, especially in the evening hours.