Receiving some of the best weather on this already sunshine soaked island, the small, friendly village of Lardos is a great holiday destination. Lardos attracts locals and tourists alike thanks to its stunning scenery so a holiday here is sure to give you a real taste of Greece. This scenic resort is perfect for a relaxing holiday and Lindos is a short drive down the road with a large selection of shops and tavernas as well the famous acropolis.
Local Markets and Shopping
Lardos has a mini market along with a variety of small shops including a newsagent, boutique shops as well as a bakery selling fresh produce daily. If you’re an early bird, why not buy fresh fish from the fish mongers? Lindos is just a stone’s throw away and has a choice of small boutique and craft shops. Rhodes Town has a huge selection of shops and designer outlets.
Bars and Restaurants
Stroll through this quaint village and relax in one of the traditional bars, tavernas or cafes. The numerous local restaurants serve a variety of mouth-watering traditional Greek and international dishes. Try a glass of ouzo, a Greek liquor favoured by the locals, many of whom sit outside the bars playing backgammon. Local bands will occasionally play live music in the village square or head into one of the hotels offering evening entertainment. Alternatively, Pefkos and Lindos are close by with an even greater selection of bars and restaurants sure to suit all tastes.
It’s no secret that Lardos Blue Flag Beach is one of the stand-out reasons why visitors keep returning to this village. A mixture of shingle and sand that shelves gently into the turquoise waters, this bay is popular for water sports, diving and snorkelling and extends all the way to Lotharika. Nearby Glystra beach is a much calmer bay with shallow waters perfect for families. The picturesque Lindos and Pefkos Beaches are just a short drive from Lardos and great alternatives.
One of the biggest waterparks in Europe is less than an hour’s drive away in Faliraki! Lardos itself has plenty of water sports on offer. Hop on a glass bottom boat trip from Pefkos and pootle around the pristine bays that the East coast has to offer. Hellas mini golf is a great family activity with 18 holes recognised by the World Mini Golf Federation. Visit the folklore museum for a unique insight into the history of local life on Rhodes. Lardos is also home to a go-karting track – perfect for those looking for more excitement.
Places of Interest
Lindos is just a short drive up the coastal road with white washed buildings overlooked by the famous acropolis. A little further along the coast is the picturesque St Paul’s Bay, a real aesthetic treat with crystal clear water and a chapel perched on the headland. Get lost in the medieval city of Rhodes Town with ruins and relics from the Ottoman and Italian occupations. The old town is sealed like a hidden time capsule within the sprawling new town and a real step into history.