September stay at Lindos View
My friend and I spent a week at The Lindos View Apartments which commenced 9 September.
We had an un-refurbished apartment, unfortunately. Weeding around the complex was well over-due.
However, our apartment was huge and spotless., even if the kitchenette had chipped units and the bathroom was a bit shabby, to say the least. Beds not particularly comfortable either.
Towels (bath towels very small) and sheets changed daily, except for Sundays when there was no maid service.
Air-con cost extra, but it was superb.
Safety deposit boxes (chargeable) based near Reception.
Staff fabulous. We has several early morning wake-up calls. Always bang on time.
Pools both beautiful. Just a shame one wasn't Adults only.
New Rooftop Restaurant a nice touch, but food very average by Lindos standards.
Excellent location, but VERY FAMILY ORIENTATED. Lots of children/lilos/ball games in both pools.
Everyone welcome policy at the Pools, so subsequently lots of 'outsiders' using the facility.
Reminded us of Butlins at times.
Not the place for a quiet relaxing break for couples or friends, in our experience.
We were unaware there was an in-house Entertainment Programme, which included a dreadful rowdy Kareoke evening. Again, fine if thats what you want from your Holiday.
The popularity of Lindos as a Wedding Venue has brought with it big wedding parties and there were several Hen Nights taking place in Lovely Lindos Village where donkeys are the only form of transport.
The 'Hens' we saw would have been more at home in Falaraki.
Such a shame, in my opinion.
For these reasons we probably wouldn't return to The Lindos View.
Fantastic Holiday at Lindos View Apartments
My wife and I have just returned from a week long stay at the Lindos View Apartments. There have been a lot of positive reviews on tripadvisor about these apartments and I now understand why.
The hotel and the apartments are very clean, that is something that you notice right away. The staff are also very courteous and friendly. two great swimming pools and facilities on site (internet access etc) are also very good.
In the week that we stayed was full of families etc, but there was no real issue with that if you prefer the quiet life, everyone just seemed to be having a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
Lindos itself is a fantastic place to stay. lots of very good restuarants and bars and the greek people were very very friendly. I would recommend Lindos and the View Apartments to anyone. We are seriously considering going back for a week of relaxation next year.
Finally, I would recommend St.Paul's beach where the chapel is. great beach in an idyllic setting, great place to relax. 5/5 for Lindos !
We stayed at Lindos View in July 2006 for one week, I can truely say that it was the best holiday we have ever been on, the accomodation was first class as was the service from all hotel staff!! We had a bottom floor apartment in the new block and it was just home from home, absolutely beautiful with pleny of space! We had no problem geting space by the pool, even after 10am! The food was fantastic and Lindos was breathtaking!! We have already booked for next year and are taking our parents with us!! Fantastic Holiday!!!
5 Star Hotel
We stated at the Lindos View for 10 days at the end of August. The hotel is the nicest Greek hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff were very friendly and the gardens were beautiful. The whole hotel was kept spotless. There were 2 pools to choose from and there were plenty of parasols. The view across to the Acropolis, was stunning.
The hotel was also nicely situated just a short walk down into Lindos, however as the temperature reached a high of 49 degrees while we were there and never went below 45 we took a taxi back up the steep hill. The hotel bar was open 24 hours a day but never got too noisy, the restaurant had a beautiful view overlooking Lindos and there was a games room with MSN which kept our teenage daughter occupied.
A trip to Rhodes Old Town is well worth the journey and a short bus ride to Pefkos is also recommended they have a lovely Cafe bar. In Lindos the best meal we had was at Alex's and we found a nice bar called Museum.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone.
My wife and I stayed for a week at the Lindos view apartments, we went to Lindos on a family recomendation and stayed at the View Apartments based on reviews we had read on this website. We were not dissapointed! It is set on the main road at the top of the resort with great views all round of the landscape and the ocean. The bar and reception area is really modern and contemporary and the upstairs restaurant was better than most we tried down in the resort. the food at the pool bar and restaurant was of a high standard. there are two pools to choose from but we decided to spend our days down at the beach as it is lovely, it is about a ten minute walk down a steep hill and took about 15 mins to walk back up, we found it a good bit of excersize after lounging around all day! taxi's or Donkeys are available if you don't fancy the walk. The rooms were very good, and the bathroom was of a very high standard, not what i've usually experienced in greece! Air conditioning cost about £30 for the week (i think) but was worth it as it was very very hot in July.
the only negative reviews on this site were regarding drinking and wedding parties etc, there was a wedding party there when we stayed but had no problem at all, obviously there were people drinking and enjoying themselves at the bar, but unless you are strange would you expect anything else??!!
all in all we had a great Holiday, lovely little resort, great beach, superb accomadation, highly reccomended.
Lovely apartments, BUT..............
My wife and I stayed at the Lindos View apartments in September 2006, our choice being made mainly due to the great reviews given on Tripadvisor. On arrival we could see why the reviews were so good - great location, lovely reception and bar area, 2 nice pools, rooms really clean, well kept and maintained. What we didn't bargain for was the amount of kids (young and old) that were in the hotel.
We'd chosen the dates for our week away so that we didn't coincide with school holidays, but it didn't seem to make any difference as there were scores of school age youngsters at the hotel. Unfortunately the people on reception decided to give us a room where there were families with younger kids above and to both sides of us - in fact in every other apartment in our block, making both mornings and evenings on our patio area a particularly harrowing and noisy experience (screaming, balls being kicked etc). We also had the sound of furniture being dragged across floors above us every morning at about 7.00 am.
We also had one of our (expensive) beach towels badly burned when drunken anti-social people in the room above ours decided to start flicking fag ends over their balcony onto our stuff below. We had to throw the towel away.
So, the bottom line is - if you want a nice, almost holiday camp like break away with the family in lovely surroundings, with loads of other families this could be the place for you. But if you're a couple looking for a bit of peace and quiet - I'd stay well clear.
What a find!
Booked a week at Lindos View late October after reading great reviews on this site, we weren't disappointed! The accomodation far exceeds the 3 star rating I would give it a 4 star.Had a refurbished room in a quiet position which suited us fine, maybe in high season it gets a bit raucous, but while we were there it was superb. On site restaurant excellent, when we checked in we were given a voucher which entitles you to a 10% discount. Thereafter we ate out every night in the village , which I have to say was one of the prettiest places I have ever been,I used to be a fan of Spain, not any more! give me Greece every time, the people are friendlier, the food is better and the sea is warmer, even in October! Best restaurants for us were Marias, great food at a reasonable price, but for a roof top experience try the Acropolis restaurant. Bit of a hike down to and back from the village but a taxi only costs 4 euros back up to the apartments( mind you the walk up is great for working of the extra calories you are sure to consume) if you get a chance go into Rhodes town on an trip organised by Thompsons, guided tour of the old town by a very knowledgeable local guide, dinner then a boat trip round the harbours, well worth the money. Staff at the complex very friendly and helpful, especially Haroola( hope I have spelt it correctly) a lovely Greek lady who looks after the rooms, leave her a big tip , She deserves it! All in all a fantastic place to take a weeks holiday, we will be back! Oh, forgot to say, the bathroom in our room was amazing for a 3 star! And the beds were more comfortable than any hotel I have ever stayed in! enjoy!!
Fantastic Holiday - would recommend to all
We have recently come back from holiday in Lindos View Apartments in Rhodes and had a fantastic holiday. We would thoroughly recommend staying in the resort and will definitely be back! The resort itself had 2 swimming pools and plenty of loungers. There is a 24 hour bar and reception area and the staff all speak brilliant English. There is also a restaurant which, although we did not dine there, we were told was pretty good, albeit a little on the pricey side!
The cooking facilities are pretty basic (2 hobs with 1 saucepan, 1 frying pan and a few other implements) the room itself is spacious and cleaned daily.
With regards to some tips, if you are going to Lindos for the first time, you need to go out of the hotel and turn left until you get to the supermarket and a few tavernas (about 200m from the complex). Go down the hill on the right hand side and you will be in Lindos. There are 2 beaches, one long one and another (called Small Beach) which I would thoroughly recommend.
If you are going to the Acropolis, I would suggest visiting in the afternoon as coach loads of tourists from other areas of the island venture there in the morning. It costs 6 euros each to go into the acropolis. You can even go up by donkey! My best suggestion is to get lost in LIndos and have a proper look around - that's where you will find the best deals and best tavernas. We can throughly recommend the tavernas called Symposia and Maria's which both served tasty food which was also pretty reasonable.
If you are looking to go to another beach, the beach of St Paul's - (out of the resort and turn right and follow the road round the coast for about 10 minutes). It is really picturesque.
If you are hiring a car, you can book from the hotel - we booked via the hotel and for the smallest car for 2 days it cost us 70 euros but I would suggest looking around for a better deal. In Pefkos (a neighbouring resort) they were hiring small cars for 45 euros for 3 days. I would definitely suggest exploring the island as there is a lot to see and do!
"Athena's Temple at Lindos"
"View from Lindos"
"The Rhodes fortress in the harbour"
"The windmills in the harbour of Rhodes town"
"Boats in the harbour of Rhodes Town"
"The fortress in the old town of Rhodes"
"The port of Rhodes"
"The city wall"
"The old Rhodes town"
"View from Athena's Temple"
"Inside the old town"
"Sunset over the harbour"
"The pool at the hotel Filerimos"
"Ixia bay (and Rhodes town in the distance)"
"Sunset at Filerimos"
"View of Turkey from Greece"
"On a boat ride"
"Anthony Quinns Bay"
"Another view from Athena's Temple"
"The Guns of Navarone"
Yes, here is the place they filmed that movie.
"Cherokee Pub Ticket"
"Discoteca Plastik Co"
"Rock Box Ticket"
"The "lake" at Lindos"
"The main entrence to Athena's Temple"
"Outside the Temple"
"Lindos Temple Ticket"
"The Lindos Town"
Sprigs Greece Trip 1999
Our first stop was Mykonos in the Cyclades.
You can sit have dinner along the waters edge and watch the sunset. It was beautiful start to our Greek holiday.
Patmos is a small island, a member of the Dodecanese Archipelago. It is approximately 34 square km. It has around 3000 residents.
Skala, Patmos is the quintessential little fishing village.
We walked the narrow streets.
A beautiful little Island.
Mykonos is a tiny island of about 85 sq. km and a population of only 5500.
Patmos and a view of the Aegean from the Monastery of St. John.
A beautiful tree in Patmos.
Next stop Island of Rhodes which ancient Greeks called the Island of Sun. It was the legendary home of the Sun God Apollo.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese and the third largest of all the Greek Islands.
The Medieval Old Town of Rhodes was built by the Knights of St. John six centuries ago.
The Acropolis of Lindos from a distance. This is the most significant archaelogical site in Rhodes.
The Ancient Acropolis of Lindos
View of the town of Lindos from the Acropolis.
View from the top.
The various buildings at the top of the Acropolis date from the 6th century B.C. to the 14th century A.D.
Mykonos is a beautiful little white washed island. Everything looks so perfectly Greek.
Temple of Athena at the Acropolis of Lindos.
A view of village of Lindos from the Acropolis
The bluest blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
The Port of St. Paul from the Acropolis
Back in the old medieval town of Rhodes.
"Crete (Under Construction)"
Crete is the largest and most southerly Greek Island. Our first stop in Crete is Heraklion (Iraklion)
It is quaint and is exactly the way you imagined the Greek Islands to be only better.
Heraklion is the largest and busiest town in Crete.
Knossos is one of the better known Minoan architectural sites. I am sure everyone has heard the myth of the Labyrinth & the Minotaur which is connected to this site. (We didn't see either when we were there)
Arthur Evans was responsible for the restoration of the palace.
The frescoes from Knossos can be viewed at the Archaelogical Museum in Heraklion.
The mascot of Mykonos is "The Pelican" that wanders its streets.
Hania is the second largest town in Crete with about 50,000 people.
Where is he taking us?
Gortys (Gortyn) was first inhabited in the Neolithic period (3000 B.C.)
The remains are from various periods. 7th century B.C. to 6th century A.D. (a long long time)
Temple of Apollo Pythios, Gortys (7th century B.C.)
Phaistos another important Minoan architectural site dates back to the 15th century B.C.
I do believe this little bird is on the payroll of a certain seafood restaurant. This is where we ended up when we followed the pelican to probably our most expensive meal in the Greek Islands. Let's say we got caught in the moment. No regrets.
More beautiful Myknonos.
"Santorini (Only Just Begun)"
It is an Island of Windmills. They are truly the symbols of Mykonos.
Lindos - view from Acropola