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Ialissos, Overall a good family destination

Written by Bryan
We stayed in Ialissos. If I were on my honeymoon or single, I would choose another island (or perhaps I would choose another part of Rhodes), but for a family with small children, or a wind/kite surfer, or people who don't want to be in a total party spot, Ialissos works just fine.
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Faliraki Beach

Blue and white striped umbrellas stretching for whole kilometres along the sand, with barely any space between them, groups of young British tourists, sun-burned bodies stretched out on sun beds, jet-skiers showing off in the distance, giant hotels with their facades gazing out to sea. A vast beach - more than 5km long - almost infinite in its variety. At the heart of the beach community, in front of Chaplin's beach bar, things are absolutely chaotic but quieten down if you walk a bit further. The overall tone is set by the big hotels with their private beaches and some more remote spots, but never without taverns and umbrellas.

The quietest part, popular with nudist bathers, is the very southern most end. On the main road there is  a huge water park built into the rocks, amphitheatre-style. Apart from the usual rides (slides, lazy river, black hole, and children's slides) the complex has five bars, a rafting slide, a giant 140 metre slide, an aqua gym, 25 lifeguards and all sorts of other attractions for children of all ages. Scattered about the complex and along the main Rhodes-Undo's road you'll find everything you need. Boats leave for Faliraki every day from Mandraki in Rhodes town. Also, apart from the buses, there is also the municipal train, which does a tour of the town. (12 km from Rhodes town)