Lindos holidays

Ancient and exquisite, it's no wonder Lindos is one of Greece's most photographed towns. Filled with Byzantine architecture, churches and whitewashed buildings speckling the hillside, the town spreads down to twin bays with dazzling blue waters. The jewel in its crown is the acropolis, more than 100 metres above the rest of Lindos, overlooking its historic sites, lively tavernas and beaches.

Things to do

There’s plenty of thing to keep you busy on holiday, whether you want to soak up the sunshine or explore historic landmarks. Beyond the stunning beaches, you’ll discover a bustling atmosphere as you stroll through Lindos’ narrow alleys and cobbled streets, lined with beautiful Byzantine architecture and charming Greek tavernas. It’s well worth trekking up the hill to see the 4th century acropolis (one of the most famous sights on the island), and when you get there you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over the bay. After a day’s exploring, you’ll be ready for a bite to eat; there’s a lovely atmosphere in the old town, which is brimming with tavernas and outdoor terraces. 

 

Authentic surroundings

The village centre is a car-free zone, so the only way to get around is by walking or taking a so-called Lindos taxi – a donkey. This is a great place for exploring, so wander down the winding streets, visiting unique gifts shops where you’ll find authentic souvenirs like beautiful embroidered linen and leather, as well as handmade silver jewellery. You’re bound to find traditional, one-of-a-kind gems here that you won’t get anywhere else. The town has a social buzz to it and you’ll get a real feel for what Greek life is all about as you mix in amongst the locals, whether you’re just strolling around or having dinner in a traditional taverna.

Historical discoveries

You’ll be surrounded by history everywhere you walk in Lindos, so much so you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time. Explore the narrow streets, discovering the ancient architecture and beautiful churches as you go, mixed amongst the cosy restaurants and cafés. Navigate your way through the maze of cobbled streets to discover the famous Acropolis. Admire the ancient ruins and enjoy the breathtaking sight of the village below; the best spot in Lindos for panoramic views.

Why Lindos?

The friendly locals, historic surroundings and the beautiful scenery are just some of the reasons why people want to come back to Lindos year after year. There’re also the lovely beaches, crystal-clear seas and gorgeous sunshine that help make this a relaxing and idyllic destination for your holiday.

Where is Lindos?

Lindos is a picture-perfect village on the east cost of Rhodes, the biggest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands (and the most popular one, too). This former fishing village has become one of the most photographed places in the country, thanks to its fascinating Byzantine architecture, ancient churches, and whitewashed buildings speckling the hillside. And of course, the towering acropolis that dominates the town is a spectacular attraction!

As it’s located on the coast, you won’t be surprised that Lindons is also home to some fabulous beaches. You’ll find two beautiful spots to soak up the sun at the bottom of the hill. There’s one in the heart of the village, and another just a short stroll away, and you can take a dip in the sparkling waters at both of them. And when you’re ready for a bite to eat, you’ll find all kinds of welcoming tavernas to satisfy your hunger. If you’re looking for a real taste of authentic Greece, Lindos is an excellent choice.
Look on a Lindos map and you’ll see that this idyllic coastal resort is only 50km or so from the island capital, Rhodes Town. If you want to explore this historic settlement, it’s easy to plan a daytrip to see its UNESCO-protected Old Town. You can either take the bus, which is a great way to meet the locals, or hire a car.

Map of Lindos

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May and June, which are slightly cooler but still with plenty of sunshine.

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Rhodes International Airport (RHO).

Lindos is best for...

Couples: The turquoise bay, rooftop restaurants, and an inspiring old town make Lindos holidays perfect for a romantic getaway.  

History buffs: Roman, Turkish, Italian and Byzantine rulers have left their mark on Lindos, which is one of the most impressive ancient towns in Rhodes. 

Night owls: When the sun goes down, you can expect a lively social atmosphere here, whether you’re looking for a quiet meal or a night clubbing. Hundreds of restaurants, bars, and tavernas fill the town and waterfront. 

Fast facts for Lindos

Language: Greek is the main language, but English is widely spoken. Pack a phrasebook or download an app and try your hand at a few basic phrases. No matter how bad your pronunciation, the locals will appreciate your efforts!

Currency: Change your Stirling up into Euros before you go for the best exchange rates.

Local time: Lindos is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Rhodes International Airport. The transfer time to Lindos is 1.5 hours. 

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Lindos is 4 hours.

Tourist information: Find out more before heading away on your Lindos holidays at Visit Greece.  

Visa/health: Before you travel, check out www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for visa and health recommendations and advice. 

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Getting around Lindos

On foot: The cobbled streets in the centre of Lindos are pedestrianised, so it couldn’t be simpler to get around on foot. 

By bus: There’s a reliable bus service that runs from just outside the village to nearby places of interest like Rhodes Town. 

By hire car: If you want to explore the island at your own pace, hiring a car is the way to go. You’ll find lots of companies offering rentals at the airport. 

Events in Lindos

Rhodes Rock: Every June, Lindos hosts the island’s favourite rock festival. The biggest rock tribute and cover bands take over the ancient amphitheatre for three nights, playing famous tracks from Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.

World Tourism Day: Since the 1980s, towns and cities across Rhodes have joined in with this cultural celebration in September. It’s all about promoting and celebrating the tourism industry, and in Lindos you’ll find music, dancing, food and drink served up in the main square. 

Lindos weather

Temperature: 28°C summer average

Best time to visit: If you like it warm but not too hot, book your Lindos holiday for May or June; there’s still sunshine before peak season kicks in. 
Summers in Lindos Rhodes are hot and dry, with temperatures staying in the mid to high-20s (°C) between June and September. July and August are hotter still, with regular highs of 30°C. It’s the best time of year to visit if you want to top up the tan. Summer nights are very mild, too; it rarely dips below 20°C, so you’ll have no trouble dining al fresco. 

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