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I have just returned from a weeks holiday after staying on the island of Rhodes. I had heard about the water park before going on holiday, having had some friends who had visited and came home singing its praises. I checked out their website and I was pretty impressed with what I saw, so on my trip I decided to spend a day at the water park.
Booking a package holiday, on arrival at my hotel the rep from the travel agents was on hand to give us a list of local excursions, the water park being one of them. The admission fee is 20 Euros, which allows you to stay from opening until closing (10am until 7pm roughly, depending on the time of year). The offer from the rep was 12 Euros with the 20 Euros on top which didn't seem like a bad price to pay for a good day out. When enquiring to the rep about the trip, she advised us to go to the bus stop in the town and get a free bus transfer instead so we ended up only having to pay the admission fee. I am unsure about the free bus service for everywhere on the island, but I stayed in Rhodes Town itself so this was available to those in the area.
The water park itself is situated in the famous town of Faliraki, usually renowned for its wild nightlife and sandy beaches. It has been built conveniently on a hill top, so the views while you're in the park are really nice as the sea is pretty close by.
I had to queue for quite a while to get in as there is a general admission queue, or a 'cash splash' queue which allows you to put a certain amount of money onto a wristband to spend throughout the day on food and drink for example, and any money you don't spend will be refunded to you at the end. Once you have paid you receive a wristband to validate your entry (also giving a funny tan line if you catch the sun!) which you must keep on for the rest of the day. Once in the water park, I got a locker key which cost 1 Euro with a 5 Euro deposit and I received this back at the end. The lockers were fairly sized but the locker area itself wasn't the nicest, but then typical of a swimming pool area really so to be expected. In saying that, there were cleaners around in the morning who were mopping and wiping the area so it is looked after.
The water park itself is quite large but there are maps dotted around just incase you get lost. One word of advice is to definitely keep a pair of flip flops with you as by mid day the heat of the floor will burn your feet - talking from first hand experience!! There is quite a lot of walking involved to different slides and there are a lot of steps up to the slides which isn't what you always want in 30 degree weather but its definitely worth it once you reach the top!
The range of slides is great for all ages. If you like an adrenalin rush then you will not get bored with the huge vertical slides, some of which allow you to build so much speed that you actually come off the slide for a second or two! There are also ones where you can race on mats which is one for the braver ones! If you have younger children, there is a separate childrens section with smaller rides and activities. There are typical water park rides which you have to go down on rings, either single or double ones, including a black hole which has a pool of water at the bottom. If you're not a fan of slides and prefer to chill out, there is a lazy river which has some shade too, but is mostly in the sun. Its really comfortable and the water bops gently. As you go round, due to its elevated position you will see Falirakis coast line too which makes for a nice picture. There is also a wave pool which is definitely not to be missed! They have speakers near the pool which are playing music so its a great place to chill out and the waves make it really fun too. If you're not much of a water fan at all there are sun loungers dotted about all over the place with plenty of shade.
When it comes to lunch time there are food stalls dotted all over the park serving typical, fairly priced food i.e hot dogs, burgers, chips and pizza. I wasn't over struck on the food really but there is quite a lot of choice available. Here you can also buy drinks, anything from water to slush puppies which are really nice! Just next to the locker area is a shop selling hats, sandals and general souvenirs as well as sweets and drinks so you won't go hungry.
Overall I had a great day out at Faliraki water park and if I return to Rhodes island I will make sure I take another trip to the water park. There is something for everyone and its a great way to catch some sun while you're having fun and makes a nice change from just laying in the sun all day. I would definitely recommend the black hole slide, lazy river and the wave pool as they are all so much fun. At 20 Euros for an admission fee, its a fairly cheap and fun day out that all of the family members will enjoy!
Just spent a 2 week holiday in rhodes and decided to visit the waterpark to pass a day on the island after getting a bit bored with consistently lying by the beach!
To be honest, having visited waterparks in both italy and spain, i didnt really expect that much. I didnt particularly enjoy these visits but i realise now that those waterparks were absolutely tiny compared to the great standard of that at faliraki!
For those who are feeling daredevelish! (not sure if thats even a word)! There's massive vertical waterslides which you can absolutely fly down and its a real adrenalin buzz! One of them goes inside a small tunnel and you can actually feel yourself coming off the slide and into the air.
For others feeling slightly less daring theres a host of otherslides, including a multiple race slide which allows you to race your mates which is always good for a laugh! Theres also a slow river which allows you to bob round peacefully whilst soaking up the sun of the hill topped location of the waterpark.
Theres also a great area available for kids, with a massive flan liked object in the middle for them to climb up, with a constant stream of water trying to push them down! I really wanted a go but at 19 thought i was a bit too old for that!
One downside is that i would definately recommend bringing your own picnic, as food at the site is extremely pricey, especially for greece, and its about 5 euro for a sandwich you could make yourself for a tenth of the price!
However, i cant recommend the waterpark more, its fairly pricey to get in, but its definately a full day out and something different to add to your holiday.
I went to this water park quite a long time ago and it was excellent. We weren't there the whole day but there was plenty to do and it was full of fun. It's situated in the tourist city of Falaraki in Rhodes. It cost around 20 euros for an adult to get in for the day, which isn't bad at all.
They have a huge range of slides and attractions. I remember the kamikaze, which was brilliant as well as the space bowl ride, which was fast and lead you into a bowl at the bottom, which you spun around before dropping into the pool below. It was very unique and the queues for all these main slides weren't too bad in peak season. There are many other rides including a large half pipe where you go down in a rubber ring and fly up the other side before flying up each side, getting lower before you fall into the pool at the edge. This one was really fun but quite scary how you get pushed off the top, literally falling vertically in your rubber ring!
There are many other rides such as the head first mat ride and the multislide where you can race your opponents down. There is a new attraction called the twister slide where you go down the winding passages of one of two slides. There are many pools as well as a lazy river with seats in between where you can sit down in the sun or shade. There is a swimming pool as well as a wave machine, which was really fun too.
It's a great day out and I'd highly recommend going there with the family if you're going to Rhodes. Children cost just 15 euros and 0-3 year olds are let in free. It's open fro 9.30 til 7 in the main summer months: June, July and August and 9.30 til 6 in May, September and October. The park is said to be the largest in Europe (water park) and it really was huge with loads of attractions. I'd highly recommend going there.
Thanks for reading,
I recently went to Rhodes with a group of mates and following a large night out, we needed some waking up, so one of us suggested going to the local water park he'd seen advertised.
A taxi from Faliraki itself to the water park was very cheap at 5 Euros and entry was fairly cheap at 20 Euros per adult for the whole day. The day we went the park had an ideal amount of people, not too busy so queues were short and sharp (sometimes non existent) and not too quiet so that it lacked atmosphere.
I have heard the park is the largest in Europe and I would not be suprised if this was the case because it truly was massive, with slides and flumes etc to suit every age group. Obviously being young lads, me and my mates enjoyed the ridiculously high, hairy rides and kept going on them time and time again. Some were exceptionally fast, so much so, they took your breath away! On occasion, on some of the near vertical slides, you actually come off the slide for a second or two, but not to worry it's perfectly safe (and incredibly enjoyable)!
There were also smaller slides for kids in the childrens' area of the park which also included a pirates' ship among other attractions. Flumes with rubber rings were also abundant, where you can go fast (even in pairs on a double rubber ring) but not as scary as the really big rides!
Sunbathing facilities are heavily available, as are toilet and eating facilitites. The park also includes a gift shop near to where the lockers are, where of course you can keep your belongings safe for the entire day, costing only a small deposit. This really is fun for all the familiy and also great for young adults, don't write it off as not scary enough because a couple of my mates refused to go on a couple of the really big slides!
However, a word of warning, be prepared for a lot of walking, especially uphill to access the majority of the slides. So if you're not a keen walker or suffer from anything that may prevent you constantly ascending to the top where the slides begin, I would advise against the water park. Otherwise though, we did not struggle with this element and therefore had a superb time!
Faliraki water park is a great day out and well worth going to if ever you are in Faliraki. The water park is a short drive out of the town centre so it is best to get a taxi if you are travelling from there but taxi prices are not expensive in Faliraki so this won't set you back too much.
Entrance prices are not too expensive, when I went in 2008 admission was Euro20, which I think is great value for a whole day of fun. And you can easily get a whole days worth of fun out of this park because it is huge. The slides and other attractions seem endless.
The site is situated on a slope and is split into sections. At the top of the park near to the entrance is where where all of the main slides are. There are loads of them but I will try to name as many as I can. My personal favourite slides were the three all situated next to each other (that you can see on the picture). These slides give you a real thrill ride and are very fast. Although two of them are just straight slides with a couple of kinks in them, the speed that you go at means that you want to do it time and time again. Also, the kinks in the slide mean that you actually leave the slide and travel through the air which can be frightening but also extremely fun.
Another slide in this area is a giant half pipe type slide where one or two people can slide down it in a dingy. This is hard to explain but it really is an experience not to be missed, and definitely something I haven't seen at other water parks.
Many of the other slides are the type of thing that you would expect to see at a good water park. These include a space bowl where you shoot down a very fast slide and into a bowl, which you slide around a few times before dropping out of the bottom. There are also a few slides where you go down in a rubber ring, which are great fun if you are with a group of people. Other slides are a more standard straight down with no frills, but one thing is for certain, there are plenty of thrills to be found on these slides and there is enough fun to be found in this section alone to keep you entertained for hours.
The next section down from all of the slides has a more relaxed feel. Here there is a large swimming pool with a wave machine and also a lazy river where you get in an inflatalbe ring and float around a circular route. There is also seating and sun loungers around this area so it is perfect for relaxing when you need a break from the slides.
The lowest section of the park is more aimed at children, but there is still fun to be had for older people here. If you are going with small children, this is a really good area and I am sure that they could happily play there all day. In this area there is a pool area with stepping stones shaped as things such as a crocodile which you have to try and walk across. This is easier said than done and something that I was unable to complete when I was there. My favourite thing in this area was a giant inflatable bubble with water running out of it. It is great fun climbing to the top of this and bouncing down the side and I could easily spend hours in this section alone. The only problem here is that you only get a couple of minutes on the bubble before you have to get out and queue up for it again. Finally in this section, there is a shallow pool, with climbing frames and small slides, which is again perfect for small children. This area also featuures a giant bucket which slowly fills with water and then cascades down onto the pool.
As I have said, this is an enourmous park with loads to do so it is hard to get bored there in a day, and I would even suggest that you could easily go there for two days. There is a lot of staff monitoring all of the slides and so it is certainly safe. One possible downside that I didn't experience is long queueing times. I went in quite a quiet period and so the park was not very busy but at peak times I would expect the park to be full. However, the large number of slides may mean that there is always something that you can go on without the need for a long wait.
Food is also available on site, which is good value and is the typical kind of thing you would expect to find in most restaurants in Faliraki. I can happily reccommend the gyros as being the perfect snack to fill you up after a hard morning of sliding around! There are also lockers and changing rooms available so you can store your belongings throughout the day.
Overall, this is a really good day out for people of all ages and is definitely well worth a visit if you are in Faliraki this summer. The park has a good website which has further details about the slides and facilities available. It was certainly one of the highlights of my trip to Faliraki last year and if I am ever back in Faliraki, it will be on the top of my list of places to go!
Faliraki Water Park is located in Greece on the Island of Rhodes. Rhodes is a small island of Greece with one airport. Being such a small island, it doesn't take long to head to Faliraki for this amazing water park. Faliraki is a very English area, and not a great place to be at night if you don't like the drunken English! The water park is fantastic and has loads of unique slides and rides. To start, here are the prices for the water park:
Toddlers (0-3 Years Old) - FREE!
Children (3-12 Years Old) - Euro15
Adults (12+) - Euro20
These prices aren't bad at all comparing them to Theme Park prices or other attractions where you could spend a whole day. The people who were at the water park weren't the nicest bunch, but they were ok. For the unique and exciting number of rides, I would say this was a fair price to pay. The water park is open from May 5th to October 31st. In the cooler months, the opening times are 9:30-18:00, however they are 9:30-19:00 in the warmer months of June, July and August.
As for attractions, you are spoilt for choice really. There is a multi slide, which I found really fun. It is a really wide slide and they allow two down it at a time. When I say wide, I mean metres. It has a shallow stream of water going down, and you slide down it nicely! It is quite fun and very unique.
The lazy river is the perfect option for relaxing without being chucked down an 80 degree slide. The rubber rings were a bit hard to grab, but once you had one you could go to one of the entrances for the river (stairs) and get in on your ring. The river is very calm and slow and will take you around the river and through a tunnel too! In the middle were plenty of sun-bathing deck chairs and tables.
There were a couple of rides that were similar. They were similar in the way they were both quite slow. One was a larger slide as you went down it on a rubber ring. This could also be done with a two-seater rubber boat. This was called the giant slide. There is also a narrow slide called the black hole. Not one to dare yourself on if you are claustrophobic, but it was an experience! You go down the slide at a good speed, but it is totally pitch black as you go down! You should hear the screams of some people going down this one!
Oh yes, then we have the free fall slide! This one is literally a straight drop. However, there is some angle to the slide meaning you don't drop to the bottom and go splat. It is extremely steep and you shoot down it quicker than ever! It is extremely worrying at the top when you cannot see the bottom as it is so steep. You slow down quickly in the long section after the drop, until you fall into the pool, around 1 metre deep. There is also a turbo slide and kamikaze slide either side. The tubo one has a twisting end and is very fast. The kamikaze is the most popular of the park and is terrifying! I went on it, but I'm not sure I'd do it again. Rather than going straight down, there is a little ledge that actually flips you in the air a bit! It is straight and steep until the ledge, which sends you flying down the rest of the steep slide.
Another favourite of mine was a huge half pipe. It is called ths sting ray. You grab a ring, and you climb the tower to the top. It is quite high indeed! I was so scared at the top when I was sitting, ready to be launched and the man said 'hold on tight'! Anyway, you get some momentum going, and then he launches you off the edge for you to fly high up the other side of the half pipe shape. The G-Force is felt a bit, and it is a fast and scary ride! Some people go flying off their ring, which is funny but sometimes painful!
Overall, it is a great park. There are plenty of rides, and even more than I have mentioned. There is also a good old space bowl, where you shoot down a dark tunnel and end up in a bowl where you spin round and round and drop into a deep pool! This one is scary, and at the speed I was going, I flipped up round the roof on the closed pipe as I shot down. This was due to a corner that wasn't even sharp, but I was going so fast! I didn't like the way the people were all round the space bowl watching you come out the pipe and circle around it, before dropping into the pool below via the centre hole. There was also a huge wave pool, which was much fun! There are plenty of places to eat, but the prices aren't cheap. The admission fee isn't bad at all, and I would recommend you pay this place a visit!
Thanks for reading,
- Recon -
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