Lindos professes to be the prettiest village on Rhodes and most of its visitors will agree with this claim. The bay on which Lindos lies is surrounded by hills and the white houses of the village appear to rise out of the sea reaching up to the ruins of the Acropolis on the top of the hill. The views from here are quite spectacular. The sand and shingle beach provides a range of water sporting activities and there are many waterfront tavernas providing refreshment. The old town itself is a warren of cobbled streets and narrow alleyways with many delightful shops and pavement cafes.
Why Go To Lindos
A Lindos holiday provides the hottest spot on the island in terms of temperature (not nightlife). It is a romantic village where little appears to have changed over the centuries. Hotels are not allowed to be built in the town and cars are forbidden so the narrow streets remain unclogged, apart from a few small delivery vans, and the buildings remain unspoilt.
Who Is Lindos Popular With
A Lindos holiday appeals to a wide variety of people with the exception of those looking for wild evening entertainment. The latter will find Faliraki more to their liking. Families can enjoy the sand and shingle beach that shelves gently into the warm Mediterranean water. Couples find this romantic town very appealing and there are ample opportunities for sight-seeing.
When To Go To Lindos
The most popular time to visit Lindos is in the summer although the season does extend from March to November when the temperature range is from twenty to thirty degrees. Being sheltered by the hills, Lindos can reach the high thirties in the height of summer.
Lindos - The Place
Lindos is a town that is frequently revisited by holidaymakers. Its beauty and charm are not easily forgotten and, for many, one trip is not enough. Lindos has many different architectural styles reflecting the influences of previous generations from Romans through to Italians. The town has been protected from excessive tourist development and many buildings have been left unchanged for centuries. The traffic free-streets and alleyways are narrow and cobbled and the buildings are famous for their elaborate facades. Above the town is the Acropolis accessed on foot by a stepped walkway or on the back of a donkey. Be warned that the return journey, if made on four legs, is rather hair-raising.
The temperature in Lindos is the highest on Rhodes because of the hills around the bay. The main sand and shingle beach can become very crowded in high season but neighbouring Vlicha Bay is usually much quieter. There are many opportunities for water sports including snorkelling and diving. The natural harbour of St. Paul’s Bay, on the far side of the Acropolis, is almost completely surrounded by rocks making a warm seawater swimming pool. There is a small white chapel dedicated to St. Paul who is said to have landed here in 43AD spreading Christianity to the island.
Lindos has many bars and restaurants supplying the needs of visitors. Dinner can be enhanced by a beautiful view when eaten in one of the many rooftop restaurants. There are a number of bars and clubs that remain open until the early hours of the morning but the noise levels are controlled so there are none of the excesses of Faliraki.
Lindos has a large number of craft and souvenir shops selling the usual items of ceramics, leather goods and jewellery. It also has a plentiful supply of supermarkets.
Lindos caters for all tastes with its wide variety of restaurants from fast foods to haute cuisine. Tavernas serving fresh fish dishes rarely disappoint while moussaka is another firm favourite. Local wines are very pleasant and are good value. Children are always given a warm welcome and their tastes and portion size are accommodated.