Travel to the east coast of Rhodes for delightful beaches, stunning views and the temple ruins of an ancient acropolis.
Lindos Beach is a great place to spend some time. Here you can relax on golden sands, see a variety of marine life and explore a village crowned by an ancient hilltop fortress. Once a popular celebrity hangout, today Lindos Beach attracts couples, honeymooners, day-trippers and young families.
Enjoy a day of relaxation and activities on Lindos Beach. The sandy expanse sits on a picturesque bay flanked by rocky hills. Rent a paddle boat or kayak for some fun in the Aegean Sea. Go to the south side of the bay for Pallas Beach, a quieter spot that is popular with the locals. Join a glass-bottom boat trip from the beach’s jetty.
You will find sun lounges and umbrellas for rent at both Lindos and Pallas beaches. Visit one of the waterfront taverns situated around the bay to sample traditional Greek food while enjoying views of the cliffs and sea.
Take a break from the beach and wander around the narrow lanes of Lindos village. Admire the whitewashed houses, many of which are also boutiques, hotels, cafés and taverns. Climb the steep steps to the magnificent ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos. Survey the huge columns, the Temple of Athena and the amphitheater. Have your camera ready to take postcard-perfect photos of the sweeping coastline and rugged hills.
St. Paul’s Bay on the south side of Lindos village is also worth a visit. Take a refreshing swim in the warm, shallow water or rent snorkeling equipment to discover the colorful marine life around the rocky coves.
Lindos Beach is about a 1-hour drive south of Rhodes City. Visitors coming by car will find free parking at the main beach and at St. Paul’s Bay. Spaces fill up fast from June to August. Alternatively, come by boat or bus from the island’s capital city.