This beautiful resort area is part of the Kalithies village, which is about 1 km away. Faliraki was established in the late sixties, with just a couple of small tavernas, catering mainly to the few Greek tourists and fishermen.
Up until the end of the sixties, Faliraki was just another agricultural area, well known for the superb tasting grapes, figs and tomatoes.
At the beginning of the seventies, Faliraki started to attract more and more tourists from many parts of Europe. Within a few years thanks to the beautiful and long sandy beach, Faliraki had many hotels and Rental apartments able to accommodate several thousands tourists. The greatest expansion of tourism however, took place in the eighties and Faliraki became the largest and most popular resort of the island. Today, Faliraki, with its entire infrastructure, is capable of accommodating about 40, 000 tourists on a daily basis. It offers visitors of all ages and all tastes and budgets.
Besides the main beach of Faliraki, there is also the small graphical Kathara Bay beach and the naturally shaped and secluded Nudist beach. Additionally, there are another two small bays that attract many tourists; it is the Ladiko beach and the Anthony Quinn bay, named after the famous actor. This is where the Guns of Navarone was filmed.
All the beaches in Faliraki are fully organized, with public toilets, showers, umbrellas and sun beds, a variety of water sports for all ages, shuttle boats to Simi and Lindos, snacks bars and restaurants.
Faliraki is well known for its nightlife! At the center of Faliraki there are the Bar and Club Street, which attract all the young tourists. Away from the center of the town you will find many traditional greek tavernas, bars and cafeterias for more quite and relaxing evening out.