Beautiful town, lovely & historic Acropolis, great beaches
Even hotter than the rest of Rhodes
still a must see on Rhodes
In times gone by the Acropolis of Lindos was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC. In Hellenistic and Roman times the temple precinct grew as more buildings were added. A massive fortress was built on the acropolis by the Knights of St John to defend the island against the Ottomans.The...more
This is the main Church of Lindos. On the ground before the entranceway is one of Lindos' distinctive mosaic pavements made of alternating black and white river pebbles.. It is located amongst narrow alley ways and shops. As you enter the courtyard the Bell tower is on the left. Climb up the steps for a photo. This is a cross-shaped building with...more
The aforementioned new novel set in Lindos called From Lindos with Love is now available on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com Although the characters visiting the village are fictitious, the bars and restaurants where those characters hang out and the owners of those bars and restaurants are real. You can read the book in the actual places where the...more
Local buses are aplenty and going to most places of interest but they can get very, very crowded and you might get stuck standing all the way from Lindos to Rhodes Town, however they are air conditioned. When it comes to getting aboard it is every person for themselves so don't be overly polite! It costs about 5 euros from Lindos to Rhodes for...more
There is a new novel set in Lindos called From Lindos with Love available on www.lulu.com . Although the characters visiting the village are fictitious, the bars and restaurants where those characters hang out and the owners of those bars and restaurants are real. You can read the book in the actual places where the conversations take place.more
I wasn't impressed by this fortress. Perhaps because I know very little about ancient history.The acropolis is built on a rock overlooking Lindos. It is surrounded by well preserved walls built by the knights (and later restored). Inside the walls you can see several remains of ancient temples. They were restored by the Italians during their...more
TO KAMAPIKO opened in 2008, but although it is a new restaurant it is located in a traditional old Lindian house and the tranformation has been really well done. For those who know Lindos it is above and behind what was the old Omega Supermarket.There are lots of small dining areas, indoors and out, and the tables are on 3 levels. Those on the roof...more
What can I say about Sinatras other than I love this place. As with many other restaurants in Lindos they have a rooftop area and you get great views of the Acropolix and the rest of the town.We have never had a bad meal there and it's pretty evident why. All you need to see is the menu and compare this to almost any other restaurant in the town....more
Pefki has about a dozen or so large eateries. Eating outside is the order of the day, out in the sea breeze, under the stars, next to a fountain. I recall Artemis being quite stylish and inviting, but the food was only average and looking back it was one of the more expensive establishments.By comparison the Hellas Garden was far better and...more
You don't come here for the food, let's face it. No, it's the live bouzouki music that draws you off the street (if you're into that kind of thing). Two thousand years of poetry and philosophy and the Greeks have yet to move beyond a song that goes 'plinka plinka plinka'. And so it goes, never ending when you'd think. Or hope.But it was fun...more
Ok so Oct 2006 we were staying in nearby Lardos so took the opportunity of coming here for an evening meal and to enjoy the rooftop views. We stumbled across this place with its high rise Taverna with views right across to the acropolis - can't desribe how to find it as in Lindos you simply have to explore and get lost in its alleyways. Climb up 3...more
This is definitely the best restaurant in Lindos, excellent food, specialities, a old converted Lindian house, lovely family who run it, very friendly, excellent service. Kalypso is situated down a little side alley just of the main street (if you can call it a main street lol) in Lindos.more
One thing we loved about Pefki was its low-key, open air approach to nightlife. Most all the tavernas and nightspots have huge terraces where you can sit with a meal or drink late into the evening.Almost directly across the street from our holiday flat was Buddies, a small and stylish drinking hole. You can sprawl across the cushions of a padded...more
I haven't got a clue if this bar is still here. It was run by a greek bloke called Takkis. It was down the main strip of bars towards the beach on the left hand side. Faliraki in 1996 didnt have the same status as Ibiza, not like it has now. It was still mad though. Like many early twenties Brits, an opportunity for a booze-fuelled two weeks...more
I did the Donkey ride! After reading other people's reviews, I must say that I can't see what all the fuss is about. The Donkeys looked well looked after and well fed, and I never saw any ill treatment! If you are on your own, like I was, then you have to wait for somebody else to take a ride, as the Donkeys are tied together for the walk. I must...more
The cheapest way to get to Lindos is by Bus.The buses depart regularly from the station nearby the Tourist Information Centre. Buy your ticket at the booth and check the Timetables as well. If you sit on the left hand side of the Bus, you get great views of the ocean, and seaside resorts, and also a gorgeous little Greek Chapel. There is fantastic...more
Buses don't stop in the town center, but outside and uphill. So that you have to walk for five minutes downhill once you arrive in Lindos. When you are going back to the bus stop you can take a small bus at the town square instead of walking uphill under the burning sun as I did. The ride is free of charge.more
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Like cats, goats are everywhere. Usually not in the towns of course, but in the countryside and by the beaches. Lindos is no exception. The goats appear wild, but of course belong to someone. They can be a nuisance sometimes, trying to steal your food etc. Don't encourage them by offering them food, or by leaving yours on display. ANd always watch...more
Watch out for the Lindos Taxi (the donkeys) as they come back downhill. The owners tend to let them go at a bit of a canter and it's a shock to round a corner and see this heading for you, especially in the narrow confines of a Lindos street!
Listen out for the clanking, trotting and shouting that accompanies the donleys as they run downhill!
Lindos is famous for the intricately carved doorways or 'pyliones' to their houses and one particular example the guidebooks insist you find is the Captain's House.There are no signs to it, but as you descend from the Lindos Acropolis you'll probably see the Captain's House Taverna. It took two minutes to walk through the bar and take a snap of the...more
I am Greek myself and I visited Lindos town in Rhodes, Greece 2 years ago and was disgusted by how the locals treated the poor animals. When they were tired, they hit them to keep going, swore at them and I even saw a man throwing a rock on one of them, because it refused to move out of fatigue. Those people are real monsters and nobody should...more
On the high road bypassing Lindos we saw signs pointing to a Mycenean cemetery. As a one-time university student of classics, I am a sucker for antiquities and whenever I see these types of signs I pull over because usually there's something worth seeing.Out amongst some olive groves and donkey paddocks was a mound topped by a concrete shell. We...more
Well, Sue calls this swimming. You or I would call it "sitting in the water". Whatever, it's a great way to cool down, though only a little, the water is nice and warm here too. And just look how crystal clear the water is. The waters all around Rhodes are clean, but Lindos Bay must be the cleanest of all.
Equipment: Just a swimsuit really.
Lindos is a car free town. Streets are really narrow for cars there. The only area where you can find cars and bikes is the town square. This is the only square in Lindos. Here you can find the tourist office, some cafes, restaurants and the taxi stop. The only transportation option in town are the donkeys. This is one of the ways to go to the...more
According to myth, the cult of Athena Lindia was pre-Hellenic, although this is not borne out by the sporadic excavation finds. The history of the sanctuary begins in the Geometric period (9th c. BC). In the Archaoc period the tyrant of Lindos, Kleoboulos, revived the cult and built a temple, probably on the site of an earlier one. The Archaic...more