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Holidays in Lindos
Ancient and exquisite, Lindos is the pride of Greece with its much photographed town filled with Byzantine architecture, churches and whitewashed buildings speckling the hillside. The town spreads down to twin bays with dazzling blue waters, and the jewel in its crown is the acropolis, over a hundred metres above the rest of Lindos, overlooking its historic sites, lively tavernas and beaches.
May and June, which are slightly cooler but still with plenty of sunshine.
Rhodes International Airport (RHO).
Experience one of Greece’s most photographed villages when you book a Thomas Cook holiday to Lindos, with its ancient acropolis looking out across a terracotta town and turquoise bays.
With its superb climate, rich culture and amazing architecture, the island of Rhodes is one of the world's hottest holiday destinations. If you're looking for a slice of luxury in a hotel that welcomes families and couples, then take a look at the Mitsis Lindos Memories Hotel. Located on a golden-sanded beach, the hotel is also within easy reach of some of Rhodes' most spectacular attractions, such as the stunning Valley of the Butterflies and the ancient Monastery of Tsampika. Shoppers can turn themselves loose in Rhodes and either browse designer stores or lose themselves in a traditional market. All that's missing is you! ,FACILITIES:,This hotel can be booked for bed and breakfast or on a half-board basis. The on-site restaurant offers a superb range of buffet-style meals, allowing you to sample a range of delicious local dishes and international cuisines. Greek evenings take place once a week and you'll find a well-stocked bar serving drinks throughout the day. ,Children are well catered for, with a dedicated kids' pool and indoor and outdoor play areas. While your little ones are burning off some excess energy, frazzled mums and dads can slope of the on-site spa and indulge in a range of relaxing treatments.
The glorious Greek Island of Rhodes is the setting for the Lindos Old Village Collection, a complex of affordable studios and apartments set in the charming village of Lindos on the south-east coast. The self-catering accommodation of Lindos Old Village Collection has a fully-equipped kitchenette, private bathroom and shared furnished terrace or balcony. Lindos is a mix of narrow streets, whitewashed houses, tourist hotspots, restaurants, bars, shops and buzzing nightlife: something for everyone. And of course, beautiful beaches. Make the best of your budget and book into the Lindos Old Village Collection, from where you can easily explore the beauty of Lindos and experience the hospitality and culture of the Greek Island life of Rhodes., ,Getting to the hotel: Rhodes Diagoras International Airport serves., ,Local tips: Step outside and explore the charm of Lindos on foot including the small chapel of St Paul's, the tomb of Kleovoulos and the Acropolis of Lindia Athena; and the nearest beaches of Lindos, Pallas Beach and St. Paul's Bay., ,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: Self-catering studios and apartments; restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. , ,Sport, games and activities: Sightseeing and beach access., ,For the kids: Beach access., ,Additional: Front Desk services, housekeeping (maid service and linen change twice per week), free walking escort collection on arrival - narrow streets prohibit vehicles - pre-booking 24-48hrs required).
Wander through Lindos’ narrow alleyways and soak up the bustling atmosphere, with incredible Byzantine architecture on every corner and the scent of authentic Greek food from local tavernas filling the air. Ride a donkey up to Lindos’ famous ancient acropolis to see its 4th century ruins, and enjoy magnificent views across the town. Head down to the beach for a refreshing swim or snorkel, or jump on a yacht and sail to Rhodes Town. In the evenings, the old town develops a pleasant buzz of locals and visitors dining in the local tavernas and relaxing on outdoor terraces.
Lindos’ two beaches are some of the prettiest in Rhodes, with the unique backdrop of the acropolis rising above the sparkling, sapphire bay. The golden arc of sand at Pallas Beach is the ideal place to cool off after a day’s sightseeing, scattered with sun beds and umbrellas and with a handful of waterfront tavernas. You can also head to the water sports centre to try water skiing, windsurfing or parasailing. A little further along the coast St Paul’s Bay, a sheltered natural harbour that is the best place in Lindos to snorkel, with beautifully clear water home to a variety of colourful marine life.
The historic town itself is the main attraction in Lindos, at nearly 2,000 years old with a fascinating mix of Byzantine and Turkish architecture. A maze of cobbled alleyways navigate between the whitewashed buildings, with the ancient acropolis soaring 100 metres above it. Reach the acropolis by donkey for panoramic views of Greece’s most photographed town, plus famous sites like the 4th century Temple of Athena. The town is an atmospheric place to spend the evenings, with cosy Greek restaurants, pavement cafes and tavernas. Find a rooftop terrace bar to enjoy after-dinner drinks with views across the coast.
Rhodes is a picturesque island that is the perfect place for a sunny sailing trip. Charter a yacht for the day and take a leisurely tour of the coast, visit Rhodes Town or the tiny island of Chalki, loved for its rural, unspoilt charm. Back in the town, the winding streets are the place to go in Lindos for shopping. Something of a paradise for shopaholics, there are unique gift shops everywhere open until late, and Lindos is famous for its beautiful embroidered linen and leather, as well as handmade silver jewellery. Make sure you take home a bottle of koriantolino, Rhodes’ traditional liqueur.
History buffs: Lindos is one of Rhodes’ most impressive ancient towns, with historic gems at every turn and days worth of sightseeing.
Couples: From the intimate restaurants of the old town to evening strolls along the turquoise bay, Lindos is the perfect romantic getaway.
Night owls: Lindos is an upbeat and sociable place at night, with hundreds of restaurants, bars and tavernas filling the town and waterfront.
Language: The language spoken in Lindos is Greek
Currency: The currency used in Lindos is the Euro (€)
Local time: Lindos is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Rhodes International Airport (RHO)
Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours
Tourist Information: Further Lindos tourist information can be found at www.rodosisland.gr/en/see-do-rodos/Culture-&-Heritage/Lindos-.asp
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Lindos
Temperature: Average high of 28°C in summer.
Best time to visit: May and June, which are slightly cooler but still with plenty of sunshine.
Summers in Lindos are very hot and dry, with temperatures staying in the mid to high 20s (°C) between June and September. July and August are even warmer, regularly peaking at 30°C. Summer nights are very mild in Lindos, rarely dipping below 20°C.
On foot: The centre of Lindos is pedestrianised, so walking is the main method of transport in the town. The narrow streets are lovely to explore on foot.
By donkey: Reaching the highest part of Lindos, the acropolis, can be difficult on foot as the roads are very steep. Riding a donkey is the preferred way to reach to the top.
By bus: A bus service operates in Lindos, stopping just outside the centre of town. The bus connects the town with nearby places of interest like Rhodes Town, so are a good option for day trips. The buses are a very cheap and reliable way to get around.
For classic rock fans: Every June, Lindos hosts the island’s favourite rock festival – Rhodes Rock. The festival features the biggest classic rock tribute and cover bands, playing for three nights in ancient Lindos’ amphitheatre. The acts play tribute to the likes of Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
Tourism Day: World Tourism Day takes places in September, with towns and cities across Rhodes joining in with the events and festivities. The event was established in the 1980s to promote and celebrate the burgeoning tourism industry, and in Lindos, the main square comes alive with music, dancing, food and wine.