There has been constant development and transformation in Faliraki in recent years. Leaving behind its reputation for partying Faliraki is emerging as a family oriented, beach based holiday resort, particularly to the northern part of the bay with new hotels and shopping centers. Faliraki is also home to 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 take 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 and Anthony Quinn Bay, 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 very clean with crystal clear waters.
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 water sport centers on the beach, everything from banana-boat rides and pedalos to paragliding. The crystal clear waters are also perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.
In recent years Faliraki has become much more of a year round residential area and many of the residents of the nearby village of Kalithies have made it their permanent home. There are year round facilities available such as banks, supermarkets, butchers and bakers etc.