An essential guide to the very best things to do in and around Lindos.
Fifty kilometres south of the town of Rhodes, this quaint little fishing village is home to a number of sights for everyone to enjoy. Be it the beaches which extend on the coast of the island, the views of the beautiful scenery around it or even the sites of historical and cultural significance, every aspect of this village makes it a perfect destination for tourists. It is situated in a large bay and faces the small tourist resort of Charaki. There are many tourist attractions in Lindos like Church of Panagia, Lindos Beach, Temple of Athena Lindia, etc. Here is the list of best places to visit in Lindos.
Let's explore the Lindos points of interest and 15 best things to do in Lindos:
1. The Pebbled Mosaic
The town of Rhodes is famous for the intricate and beautiful pebbled mosaic. In Lindos, the white and black smoothened sea rocks are used to design many such mosaics, in an extraordinary display of craftsmanship and artistic knowledge. The beauty of the pebbled mosaic around the village cannot be understated, and looking at them leads to a sense of wonder.
2. Find yourself on the Lindos Beach
The Lindos Beach is known for being one of the top tourist attractions here. The people and tourists find themselves on the beach relaxing in this ancient village. Sandy and with shallow water all the way around it, the beach is perfect for children and families to take in the quiet and serene surroundings.
3. The Expansive View
If you want to get the most picturesque view of the village, to experience or to click a photo of, then the best place to do that is by pulling over your car on the main road approaching Lindos from Rhodes. The view stretches out for miles, and the walled whitewashed village can be seen beautiful against the backdrop of the sea.
4. The Tavernas of Pallas Beach
The village of Lindos may be beautiful, but the beaches leave nothing unsaid. The Pallas beach is located on the Western tip of the bay of Lindos Beach. It is smaller in size and surrounded by tavernas, creating an almost romantic hideout under the sky. It is a perfect spot to unwind with the beauty of nature.
5. The Church of Panagia
If you go to Lindos, it would be almost a crime if you were not to set foot inside the Chruch of Panagia. Built in the early 1300's the church remains a beautiful example of early architecture and depicts biblical scenes of its wall. It is known for the high-rise, stone campanile tower, which is the perfect example of Dodecanese Churches.
6. The Lindos Acropolis
A slow walk up to the rocky Acropolis of Lindos is a must while visiting this seaside fishing village. It does justice to the views that you can take in during your walk, and once you get to the top, you are in for a treat. The Acropolis sits on top of the rocky hill and represents the architecture of the amalgamation of different cultures as it was fortified over the years by the Ottomans, Romans and Greeks to just name a few.
7. The Temple of Athena Lindia
Near the top of the Acropolis, are hidden temples and monuments that speak of the hidden culture of the area. The temple of Athena Lindia sits on top of another earlier temple where there once stood a Doric temple.
8. The Hellenistic Wall
The Propylaea of the inner sanctuary is near a monumental staircase with 34 steep steps. The entire location is surrounded by a huge wall which has many inscriptions on it. On one particular area, it states that the wall was repaired at the cost of the priest of Athena in the 2nd century AD, P Aelius Hagetor.
9. The Donkey Rides at Donkey Station
The walk to different places in the village and the monuments can be exhausting and arduous if people are not careful. The Donkey Station is under the Alpha Bank near the main square of Lindos. Children can make use of the donkey rides, to reach the various places while remaining comfortable and not exhausting themselves.
10. Go Shopping
There is no dearth of shops meant for tourists here, selling the local fare. Handmade crafts, jewellery and other items are available aplenty, and you can browse the immense selection. No matter what it is that you are looking for you will likely find it here to take it home with you.
11. Walk around the White-washed village
There are some places in the world which help fill you with a calm, serene energy. The White-washed village does exactly that, stealing away the tiredness and soreness from your body. The doors are grand and impressive and the architecture here is beautiful doing much to highlight the scenery.
12. Visit a roof-top bar or café
When the weather is as beautiful as it is here, combined with the scenery, there is no reason for people to be stuck indoors. That is the logic behind the myriad rooftop bars and cafes that have opened up here. They help lend a hand to the experience for tourists. Courtyard Bar or Mythios are some of the prominent names.
13. The Sheltered Paul's Bay
Named after St. Paul, who is said to have visited here, the turquoise blue bay does a lot to make your heart ache for the beauty and serenity of the area, only ten minutes away from the village.
14. Eat at the Tavernas
The Tavernas are full of the local people who make you feel welcome and help you to experience the cuisine. It is a must-have experience to eat at some of these tavernas.
15. Stay in one of the local resorts
Like the tavernas, the resorts opened by the locals are full of people who are as enthusiastic about the trip as you are. The beautiful surroundings and the warm welcome can help anyone to feel at home.
While this far away hilly little village is remote and isolated, it is easy to reach there. The closeness to Rhodes town, the overall experience of serenity and the open and expansive beaches can help anyone to unwind.