Dominated by its cliff-top acropolis, Lindos is a whitewashed town that overlooks the Mediterranean waters along the east coast of Rhodes. It combines beautiful stretches of sand with fascinating historical landmarks, including ancient castles, temples and frescoed churches.
Things to do in Lindos
Spend an afternoon exploring the charismatic streets of Lindos that cluster along the slopes below the Acropolis. Captain’s houses dating back to the 15th century line the way, together with picturesque Greek Orthodox churches, such as the Virgin of Mary with its 15th-century frescoes.
Make the steep climb up to the ruins of the Acropolis, which is fronted by impressive 4th-century gates and features the remains of an amphitheatre and ancient reliefs. Admire the partially reconstructed Doric Temple of Athena Lindia and wander amidst the remains of the 14th-century Castle of the Knights of St. John.
Embark on the hour-long walk out to the Tomb of Kleoboulos, which affords magnificent views across Lindos Bay towards the Acropolis perched above the village. The tomb is believed to have been built for a wealthy family, with its circular stone structure featuring a cornice decorated with palmettes and traces of wall paintings.
Lindos boasts a number of sandy beaches where you can rent a lounger and soak up the Greek sunshine. Follow the path that leads from the main square of Lindos to the town’s small curve of sand or head to the spectacular beaches nestled between the rocky cliffs at St Paul's Bay.
Getting around Lindos
Lindos is around one hour’s drive from Rhodes International Airport and around the same distance by bus from Rhodes Town. The village of Lindos is small enough to explore on foot, while donkeys are available to hire for the steep trek up to the Acropolis.