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. A supermarket in Lindos serves fresh bread and pastries and there is also a butcher shop , ideal for those looking to fire up the BBQ back at their villa. Painted ceramics, embroidered linen and leather accessories are just some of the traditional souvenirs sold in Lindos.
Bars and Restaurants
There are numerous bars and restaurants in Lindos as well as open air night clubs during the high season. Throughout the evenings in Lindos the aromas of traditional Greek dishes as well as international cuisine fill the cobbled streets emanating from the variety of eateries. Lardos, a typical Greek village just south of Lindos has some lovely restaurants and cocktail bars around the small, bustling village square. 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.
Lindos has 2 soft sandy beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters, Megalos Gialos and Pallas. With calm waters, both these beaches are great for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Try exciting water sports at Pallas Beach or hop on a glass bottom boat trip. St Paul’s Bay is no secret thanks to its deep blue water, rocky cliffs and sandy beach – the picture postcard bay is a natural beauty and iconic location on Rhodes’ coastline. Relax on one of the sunbeds and admire the chapel built to commemorate St Paul seeking safety during a storm.
Head down the road to Lardos where there is a mini golf course that is recognised by the World Mini Golf Federation 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.
Places of Interest
High above Lindos stands the ancient acropolis, one of Rhodes most famous landmarks and offering spectacular views over the surrounding harbours and coastline. The resort of Pefkos is nearby with its long sandy beaches at the foot of a pine clad Marmari hillside is easily accessible from Lindos. A summer retreat for Lindians and Rhodians alike and with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, Pefkos is a friendly, laid-back village that welcomes all types of holiday makers. Head north and visit the World Heritage Site Rhodes Old Town with its impressive Palace of the Grand Masters and several other monuments from the time of the Knights of St John.