Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece 2008June 22, 2008 11:59 am Holidays
Me and Fiona have just got back from 8 days in Faliraki!
It was prefect weather, nice and hot, we had a great time, you will be able to see photos of our holiday in Greece in my Photo Gallery pages.
We left on Thursday 12th June at 5.30pm and got to the apartment at midnight in Rhodes, we were lucky to get there from the airport because we booked a taxi transfer online with Holiday Taxis and there was no-one there holding a piece of paper up with my name! (Strangely my Mums name was there, but that had nothing to do with it!) I was thinking all sorts then, I thought I paid almost £60 for a transfer to the accommodation and back to the airport to a fake company! But then I saw a Holiday Taxis booth just outside the airport, so I went up to them and explained everything, they had no relocation of my booking! But I had a receipt that I had been sent by them printed out – showed them that and then they sorted out a taxi for us!
We booked the accommodation online, just like the flights and taxi transfer, so we didn’t know what to expect except the 5 reviews we read online that were made about 2 years ago! We stayed at Anika Studios and it turned out to be fine, it was about a 10 minute walk from the town and about a 12 minute walk from Faliraki Beach. It was just out of town so if you wanted to sleep at 4am you could without hearing all the music and stuff going on in the town. It had a great pool (as you can see on the website), being British the breakfast was a little weird, but still fine after a night out! – breakfast was:
- 2 pieces of toast or 2 big bread rolls
- A slice of cheese
- A slice of (ham or something?)
- A small piece of something that looked like toast, but orange and harder than toast
They also had a good menu, for food and drinks at reasonable prices. You could order food and drinks and sit at the pool and eat or drink, which was nice too. (€2.50 for a pint, not bad!)
The downsides to accommodation in Greece are mosquitoes! Getting bitten about 5 times a night! We did get a plug in that squirts out stuff that mosquitoes don’t like, this worked but I would advise getting one of these on the first day not the 4th! Also its soooo hot! This could be our own fault though because we are skint students and didn’t go for the Air conditioning in our room, maybe we should of! I’m sure this is the same for most Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece accommodation not just Anika Studios – if I’m wrong leave me comment and tell me!
Everyday was nearly the same – it would go like this, wake up with a hangover – go eat Breakfast, and then back to bed. Wake up put swimming shorts on, go down to the beach spend the day on the beach, going to a bar to get a drink every now and then. I would advise wearing flip flops to the beach as you cannot stand on the sand because its far too hot! It’s funny watching everyone sitting at their seats and then taking off their flip flops to walk to the sea, but its so hot they have to run as fast as they can into the wet sand to cool their feet down!
After spending the day on the beach we would walk back to the apartment sit by the pool (get in the pool) and have a drink or two. Then walk back into town in the evening when we got hungry and find somewhere to eat in the 100′s of places to eat! We went to TGI Classics a few times, it was nice, we did try a few Greek restaurants.
Then we would walk back to the accommodation to get ready for the night ahead…
When we got back to the accommodation I would get changed, usually a smart shirt/t-shirt and shorts, because it was still hot! And then play some drinking games with the drink that we had in our room that we brought.
After feeling good and tipsy we would wonder back into town, we tried to visit ALL the bars, but there are 100′s! As you walk down the street there a club/pub reps everywhere (just like Magaluf and other places…), offering you deals like 2 free shots (of your choice) each if we go in. So after going in 5 or so bars thats 5 drinks and 10 shots!! Perfect!
The pubs are only allowed to play load music until 12.00am, but I don’t think that they take Laws seriously in Faliraki, because we were still outside some pubs with drinks and loud music at 12.45am. One night we were sat outside a pub after 12.00am and then the police drove down the street and all the pubs would turn off there music… until they had driven past and then it would go back on! And then the police came down again about 10 minutes later and the same happened again!
The nightclubs in Faliraki don’t open until 12.30am and go on until about 6.30am and you can get into most of them for free because they have reps outside too! The clubs are good, most have more than one room playing different types of music, so theres something for everyone!
After we had enough or the clubs closed we then walk (or stumble) back to our accommodation to sleep and start the whole thing over again the next day!
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