A jewel in Rhodes’ crown, Lindos is quite possibly the prettiest resort on the island. The picture postcard streets lined with white-hued buildings give you a real sense of what life was like on the island a hundred years ago. Home to Rhodes’ most famous monument, the ancient acropolis, there are is no shortage of cultural attractions in Lindos. Plenty of bars and restaurants give the town a buzz and with two scenic sandy beaches, it’s easy to understand why Lindos has become the island’s premier resort.
Local Markets and Shopping
Lindos has plenty of mini markets typically open all day in peak season selling essential holiday supplies as well as locally made honey and wine. For a larger shop, there a few supermarkets on the outskirts of the village, one with a bakery serving pastries. There is also a butchers, ideal for those wanting to prepare a BBQ back at their villa. In Lindos, you'll find a wonderful choice of shops to suit a range of tastes with many selling traditional souvenirs including painted ceramics, embroidered linen and leather accessories.
Bars and Restaurants
There are numerous bars and restaurants lining the cobbled streets of Lindos as well as open air night clubs during the high season. Enjoy authentic meals or international cuisine from a beach front restaurant or enjoy a cocktail watching the sunset from one of the many rooftop bars. For the ultimate place to cool off, visit the Ice Bar in Lindos, with a temperature of -6°C. Lardos, a typical Greek village just south of Lindos has some lovely restaurants and cocktail bars centred around the small, bustling village square. Or head into Pefkos for an even greater choice of dining experiences and a selection of laid back bars where you can relax with an ouzo and watch the sunset.
There are a great choice of beaches in the area. Lindos has 2 sandy beaches with calm crystal clear waters, Megalos Gialos and Pallas, both great for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Try exciting water sports at Pallas Beach or hop on a glass bottom boat trip. For some picturesque scenery, why not venture to St. Pauls Bay? With its turquoise waters, quaint chapel and waterside restaurant it's a great place to relax and sample the fresh catch of the day. Visit Navarone Bay, just south of Lindos, with its golden sands and dramatic cliffs or Vlycha with its picturesque bay with soft sand and calm shallow waters - perfect for a quiet escape.
Head to the nearby village of Lardos where there is a mini golf course and also an exciting go-kart track – perfect for thrill seekers! One of the biggest water parks in Europe is less than an hour’s drive away in Faliraki and Tsambika Beach has lots of inflatable obstacle courses – great fun for the whole family. For a fun day out, take a guided tour through Rhodes' hidden jungle in Archangelos and swim in a mountain lake or explore bamboo fields.
Places of Interest
The ancient acropolis, standing high above Lindos, is one of Rhodes' most famous landmarks and offers spectacular views over the surrounding coastline. The laid-back village of Pefkos is also easily accessible by car, with several sandy beaches backed by pine trees and a great choice of restaurants, bars and shops. Head north and visit the World Heritage Site of Rhodes Old Town with its impressive Palace of the Grand Masters and several other monuments from the time of the Knights of St John.