A visit to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands promises gorgeous beaches, medieval fortresses, tasty gourmet restaurants, and thrilling water sports activities that can be enjoyed at the island's stunning bays. Cool off at the refreshing waters of the Aegean Sea and get your heart racing as you live life adventurously!
In this guide, we'll discover which are the top things to do in Rhodes for water-sports lovers, and which hotels will enhance your thrilling holidays in Rhodes.
Make the most of your beach-front hotel and get out on the water!
Ride the waves in Rhodes by having a go at your favorite watersports activity by the beach. Stay at Esperos Palace Hotel or Esperos Mare Resort in Faliraki town for a convenient and easy access to plenty of water fun activities. Banana rides, parasailing, jet/waterskiing, crazy UFO ridse and boat trips with a swimming breaks in the ocean, will compose your experience in Rhodes.
Visit the best waterpark in Greece! | Faliraki waterpark
Just across from the Esperos Palace Hotel, you'll find the Faliraki waterpark, a family-orientated park filled with water slides, a wave pool and rides for all ages. As the largest waterpark in Greece, It is a fantastic day out for all the family. It is also a great way for your children to release their energy and have some summer fun. The park has rides of all difficulties and styles like family slides, extreme slides, and slides with mats.
Watch your little duckling splash around! | Attractions for Kids
"Ahoy, maties!" - The Pirate Ship: this area is the home of several rides for toddlers or younger children who may not be ready to face the more daring rides! The Pirate ship includes "canons" that release water, and smaller slides, all within the setting of a pirate ship.
The Funny Bridge: visit the Funny Bridge, an area surrounded with sprinkles that invites you to pass through a bridge and go up and down the slides.
The Toddlers Pool: (ideal for the youngest in the family). Explore the shallow pool, filled with play-dolphins, pirates and jumping jet rides; this area is bound to entice your baby's curiosity. In addition to this you can find the Water Slides which are a mini Waterpark version for younger children to enjoy.
To the daredevils seeking a thrill or two! | Extreme Slides
The "General Activities" area features a swimming pool with hydromassage, a Tipping Bucket that pours 1000 litres of water over you, a Wet Bubble for you to bounce off of into a pool and a Lazy River. But if this isn't enough to get your heart racing, head over to the Extreme Slides. The full-on-adrenaline experiences are delivered across five main Extreme Slides which are restricted for those aged 12 and over (and not for the faint-hearted!).
Choose the Kamikaze slide and from the top you'll side down at high speed as you catch views Rhodes surrounding hilltops and splash into a pool of water!
If this isn't intense enough, we suggest the Free Fall Slide: a fall from the highest land point of the park that'll have you speeding down into the pool.
In addition to these, there's the Turbo Slide, full of thrilling twists and turns, the Space Bowl Slide which will have you tossing and turning in a large bowl and the Twister Slide - two closed-slides that'll lead you into the pool!
Timeout - And time for food!
Undoubtedly, you'll have worked up quite an appetite after a full-on day of water activities. If you're looking for a fast solution, jump on board the train at Faliraki Waterpark and head to the restaurant areas while you enjoy a ride around the park. Thankfully, this waterpark has a few bars that serve food, so that you won't be stuck for options here.
Already starving? Try a traditional Greek gyro or a delicious burger at the Splash Snack Bar. Those with a sweet tooth can opt for crepes, waffles and other delicious selections at the Crepe and Fruit Station, located at the entrance of the Waterpark.
Alternatively, if you're in the middle of too much fun and can't wait to get back on the rides, we recommend grabbing a quick hot dog . The relaxing Aquarius Bar, near the Lazy River, has a more cheerful and summery vibe with a menu offering snacks, juices and coffee.
A thrilling Water-Sport Experience for Everyone!
Whether you're looking for standard yet intense watersports on the beach, or the ultimate water activities for kids, Rhodes has you covered. Faliraki town has a huge variety of beaches that'll serve you and with the best Greek waterpark, you won't know where to begin the fun! An ideal family destination, or summer getaway with friends, make sure to begin planning your next summer trip in the land of watersports and water-fun by checking the booking information for the resorts below.