Visit Lindos in Rhodes & its Acropolis, one of the most important cities of ancient Greece.
An excursion should not be missed! Things to do and see in this beautiful Rhodes village, discover all beaches and restaurants after rest in your hotel.
Lindos, Rhodes island: The lovely village of Lindos is one of the most attractive and beautiful villages of Rhodes located south of the capital.
It is dominated by a magnificent and imposing acropolis that lies on top. Lindos stands out for its fabulous location beautiful on the slopes of the hill at the top of which lies the ancient acropolis overlooking the picturesque bay.
Lindos which is charming village in Rhodes island is built amphitheatrically and consists of whitewashed houses with pebble paved courtyards, narrow alleys and buildings influenced by Byzantine, medieval, Arab and Rhodian architecture.
How to get to Lindos Rhodes
There are a few ways you can get to Lindos.
By car: The road going to Lindos is good with a lot of signs. Going by private car is the fastest way to get to Lindos apart from the taxi.
By taxi: You can go to Lindos by taxi but it is quite expensive. From the airport which is 50 km away it will cost you around 63 euros.
By bus (Ktel): You can get the bus to Lindos, it is quiet cheap but it takes a lot of time because it makes a lot of stops on the way. From Rhodes town to Lindos the bus takes 1h 30m and it costs 5,50 € one way.
Where to stay in Lindos Rhodes
Here are my picks for the best accommodations in Lindos, Rhodes:
Aqua Grand Exclusive Deluxe Resort
An adults only deluxe hotel located 1km away from Lindos town at the seafront. It offers elegant rooms with private balcony, air conditioning, free wi-fi, and balconies with Aegean Views. Other hotel amenities include three swimming pools, many dining options, and a spa.
St Paul’s Fedra
Only 1 minute away from St Paul’s beach these furnished studios offer an equipped kitchen with a fridge, kettle, and a stovetop, air-conditioned rooms and free wi-fi.
Lambis Studios & Apartments
Just 12 minutes walk from the beach and the center of town, it offers studios with kitchenette, private bathrooms with shower and a balcony. Other hotel amenities include a swimming pool, a children’s pool, a children’s playground, & free Wi -Fi.
Lindos Athena Hotel
Offers basic air-conditioned accommodation within walking distance from Lindos town and the beach. Rooms are also equipped with a fridge and a safety box. A swimming pool, a poolside snack bar, and free Wi-Fi can also be found at the property.
Where to go, Things to do and see in Lindos?
Apart from the beautiful acropolis that can be reached by foot or donkey, one of the main attractions of Lindos is the old theatre of the town, carved from a rock, and the Doric sanctuary of Athena Lindia which are also worthseeing. Various accommodations of all categories as well as taverns, cafes and romantic bars can be found in the enchanting Lindos.
On arriving into Lindos, you will have to go in by foot, or use the shuttle bus taking one into the Main Square, the views over Main Beach are awesome and offer a good photo stop. With its massive tree placed in the centre of the square and its cool waters trickling from the fountain, the main square is cool and shady. From here you walk into the village and one of the first sights you will see are the local Lindian Taxis these come in the form of a donkey and from here you can hitch a ride to the top of the Acropolis.
The donkey ride through the outskirts of the village will give you a taste of what is to come, art galleries; gelaterias; gyros, crepes; jewellery shops; local shoes, ceramics and any number of curio stores bombard the senses. Once at the top of the Acropolis, you will experience breath-taking views over the Bays of Lindos and St.Pauls, of the village and surrounding areas. The archaeological sites have been renovated and one can see the famous Temple of Athena Lindia towering over all the other remains. The Palace of the Grand Master built by the Crusaders and traces left by the Byzantines can all be viewed and admired, taking you back in time to when the Knights ruled Rhodes.
Lindos by night is completely different to the chaotic daytime Lindos. It takes on a romantic, mystical air and with its special lighting and spectacular setting, will entice you into its warm embrace. The nightlife is also something not to be missed as apart from its astronomical appeal, the bars, cafeterias and nightclubs all leave you with a warm feeling of having spent the night with friends.
Lindian bars offer something to appeal to all tastes, from the sea-captains houses’ with romantic lighting and incredible decorations, to the courtyard bars filled with the aroma of sweet smelling flowers, to the louder, livelier, dancing on the table bar. The nightclubs are authentic and heave from mid-night right through to sunrise, and of course the creperies and gyros play a big role in how the night rounds off.