Lindos

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Lindos Beach showing a sandy beach

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

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.

Lindos Aqua Terra
Lindos Aqua Terra
4 out of 5
Vlycha, Lindos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
Nestled on the beach, this Rhodes hotel is just steps away from Aegean Islands and Vlycha Beach. Tomb of Cleobulus and Acropolis of Lindos are also within 2 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"It was everything we were hoping for. Beautiful interior design throughout. Clean. Wonderful and helpful staff. Great food. Cocktails were brilliant, and they made a cracking Negroni or ten. If I could add one or two things it would be to have a warm pool as it literally took my breath away, and ..."

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2021

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Lindos White Hotel & Suites
Lindos White Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
Vlycha, Lindos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
This family-friendly Rhodes hotel is located near the beach, just steps away from Aegean Islands and Vlycha Beach. Kalathos Beach and Tomb of Cleobulus are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (41 reviews)
Nice, clean, comfortable hotel
"Nice, clean, comfortable hotel. Friendly staff and lovely buffet style breakfast. Two nice pools, spa services available at the resort across the way. Nice beach within walking distance."

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

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Lindos Comfy Suites
Lindos Comfy Suites
4 out of 5
Lindos, Rhodes
Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is steps away from Aegean Islands and Tomb of Cleobulus. Acropolis of Lindos and St. Pauls Bay are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (138 reviews)
Oh the view!
"Lovely rooms with a vista from the gods and service that is above and beyond!"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

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Vlycha Beach Studios & Apartments
Vlycha Beach Studios & Apartments
2.5 out of 5
Lindos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
The price is £26 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Offering direct access to the beach, this Rhodes apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Vlycha Beach. Kalathos Beach and Pallas Beach ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (24 reviews)
RHodes holiday
"Clean and functional room with plenty of space. Just across the road from a large pepple beach in a picturesque bay with beach bar. Good location for exploring the east coast of the island"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

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Daniel Luxury Apartments
Daniel Luxury Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Kalathos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
The price is £50 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Aegean Islands, Kalathos Beach and Vlycha Beach. Másari Beach is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
4.8/5 Exceptional! (90 reviews)
"Never been to these apartments before. Was pleasantly surprised by the size and cleanliness of them. Owner, Stergos, was most helpful. Room has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen, sitting and dining area, and four, yes, four balconies. Within walking distance are bars, tavernas and restaurants. ..."

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

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Kalathos Villa
Kalathos Villa
4 out of 5
Kalathos, Rhodes, Dodekanisou
The price is £190 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Aegean Islands, Kalathos Beach and Vlycha Beach. Másari Beach is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"A very nice and isolated place situated at a very quiet and peaceful location. Amazing property!"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2019

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