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Lindos

Known for Beaches, Bars and Ruins

Marvel at medieval monuments, ancient structures and archaeological ruins in this picturesque and impeccably preserved Greek town.

How do you get to Lindos?

At the top of a steep rocky peak is the ancient acropolis of Lindos, where fortifications, churches, homes and temples testify to the civilizations that once lived here. Below it, the whitewashed town, with its sun-bleached buildings, winding alleyways and lively tavernas, spills over the rocky mountain slope. Check out the stunning vistas from the ancient acropolis, wander the labyrinthine town and lounge on sparkling beaches.

Historic Lindos town is characterized by twisting narrow roads, arched entrances, churches and ancestral houses. Stroll through the sprawling village and lose yourself in the maze of streets, which were deliberately designed to confuse pirates. Lindos was once a chief naval power and many of the original navel houses can still be seen. Admire exquisite architecture and medieval frescoes in the 15th-century Virgin Mary of Lindos Church. The town is also home to ancient burial grounds, such as the Kleovoulos Tomb and the Hellenistic Archokrateio burial site.

The jewel of the town is the Lindos Acropolis, which stands almost 328 feet (100 meters) above sea level. This extraordinary archaeological site dates back to the fourth century B.C. Enter to see the Greek Orthodox Church of St. John and the Castle of the Knights of St. John. Walk under the Hellenistic stoa and the sheltered walkway to the upper level. Here lies the Propylea (gateways), the Doric Temple of Athena and the open courtyard. Stop at the highest point for sweeping views of the Aegean Sea. Beneath the temple is the Amphitheatre, which is a wonderful place to watch the sun rise or set.

After a day of sightseeing, unwind at one of the beaches of Lindos Bay. As the sun starts to set, the town’s rooftop bars, tavernas and waterfront restaurants turn into lively places to enjoy an evening meal and a cool drink.

Lindos is located 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Rhodes. If you’re venturing to the historic old town center, leave the car behind as it’s pedestrian-only. The best ways to get around are by foot, donkey and bus. Lindos is accessible by taxi, bus or boat. The nearest international airport is in Rhodes.

Things to do in Lindos

Soak up the sun on this picturesque sandy strip, where St. Paul is said to have landed when he came to preach to the people of Rhodes.

Investigate the remains of temples and fortifications at the ancient hilltop fortress that stood watch over Lindos for more than 2,000 years.

Travel to the east coast of Rhodes for delightful beaches, stunning views and the temple ruins of an ancient acropolis.

Admire the towers, gates and courtyard of this striking looking medieval building, then tour rooms filled with art and antiques.

Step inside a magnificent medieval building to see a collection of ancient artifacts from Rhodes and its neighboring Dodecanese Islands.

Stroll along forest trails, swim in a freshwater lake and follow the routes taken by natural springs at this scenic spot close to the island’s east coast.

Sunbathe, swim, take part in watersports and walk to a hilltop monastery at this popular beach on the east coast of Rhodes.

Scenic beauty, shallow sea, watersports and traditional Greek food attract visitors to this laid-back resort in the southern half of Rhodes. 

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Combine a walking tour with dinner and a mini-cruise around Rhodes' fabulous harbor on this evening to remember in Greece. Enjoy free time to wander the fortifications, peruse local shops, or just soak in the relaxed atmosphere of the island.

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Tour both the medieval and modern sections of Rhodes while riding a sleek and comfortable Segway. Visit all the important landmarks of the medieval city of Rhodes, and then take time to explore the Mandraki Harbor area.

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Immerse yourself in the new and old island city of Rhodes and its rich history. Ancient ruins of temples and stadiums form your backdrop, and plenty of hidden treasures throughout the town lay waiting to be uncovered.

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Explore the marvelous natural beauty of northern Rhodes during an exciting jeep excursion that takes you off the beaten path. Marvel at rugged mountains and pass through small villages during this trek through some of the island's most celebrated scenery.

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Explore the southern part of Rhodes during an exciting jeep adventure in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Your tour takes you through small villages, riverbeds, and natural scenery that leaves you speechless.

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Paddle on the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea while admiring the wonderful coastline of Rhodes during this guided kayak tour. Impressive views over Lindos, sunny beaches, and time for snorkeling at famous St. Paul's Beach make this an experience to remember.