Spring, Summer, Autumn
June – August
LCY → RHO
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 45 £GBP (45 min)
Bus: 3 £GBP (50 min)
Travel insurance is recommended
White-washed houses, cobbled streets that are car free and wandering donkeys are the typical order of the day in Lindos, on Rhodes’ east coast. This picturesque village comes under a preservation order, which means nothing can be done that alters its authentic Greek old-school charm. It springs to life at night though, meaning you will find an abundance of bars, cafes and restaurants here for great Lindos holidays.
There is a wide seletion beaches at Lindos. Pallas is to the north and is a golden-sanded spot that is popular with the locals. It is well-stocked with sun-loungers and umbrellas and there is a watersport centre and wharf where you can board a glass-bottom boat. To the south you’ll find the pebbles and sand of St Paul’s. Both beaches feature a range of bars, cafes and restaurants.
Lindos’ Byzantine, Roman, Italian and Turkish rulers have all left an architectural mark. And among the narrow lanes you will see black and white chochlaki pebbled floors – a signature of the village. There are some pretty churches as well including the white-washed Church of Panagia with its elaborate frescoes of bible scenes. The whole area is overlooked over by the ruins of an acropolis on the hilltop.
Temperature: Average highs of 28 degrees Celsius in summer.
Best time for holidays to Lindos: May and June, which offer slightly cooler temperatures but still plenty of sunshine.
The summer in Lindos is very hot and dry, with the temperature sitting in the mid to high 20s degrees Celsius from June to September. In July and August the temperatures are even warmer, regularly hitting 30 degrees Celsius. Summery nights in Lindos are extremely mild, rarely dropping below 20 degrees Celsius.
One of the most impressive ancient towns on the island of Rhodes, Lindos features historic treasures at every turn and days’ worth of sightseeing.
Perfect for a romantic getaway, on holidays in Lindos there are the intimate cafes and restaurants of the old town and the romance of evening strolls along the bay. Lindos is also an upbeat, lively and sociable place by night, with hundreds of bars, cafes, restaurants and tavernas spread throughout the town and on the waterfront.
About an hour by car or bus is the capital of the island, Rhodes Town. Here you can get a genuine sense of the Middle Ages in the old town which is UNESCO-listed. Surrounded by honey-hued walls is a maze of cobbled streets that are filled with museums and galleries and a 14th century knights’ palace. The cobbled lanes are also home to hidden-away boutiques for a spot of shopping on holidays to Lindos and cafes and restaurants, where you can stop off for coffee or meze.
The two beaches in Lindos are among the most beautiful in Rhodes, with a unique backdrop of the ruined acropolis looking down on them and the sparkling bay. The golden sands of Pallas Beach is the perfect place to cool down after a day’s sightseeing on holidays in Lindos, it is scattered with umbrellas and sun-loungers and features waterfront tavernas. You can also visit the watersport centre to try windsurfing, water skiing or parasailing. Further along the coast is St Paul’s Bay, a natural harbour which is Lindos’ best place to snorkel, with crystal clear water and a variety of marine life.
The town itself is Lindos’ main attraction, at almost 2,000 years old it is steeped in history with a fascinating array of Byzantine and Turkish architecture. A labyrinth of cobbled lanes run between the white-washed buildings, and the ancient acropolis soars 100 metres above. To reach the acropolis, ride a donkey for stunning views of the most photographed town in Greece, there’s also famed sites like the Temple of Athena which dates back to the 4th century. The town is full of atmosphere by evening, with intimate Greek restaurants, pavement cafes and lively tavernas. Seek out a rooftop terrace bar for after-dinner drinks with stunning views over the sea on your Lindos holidays.
Rhodes is the ideal place for a sailing trip in the sun. Charter a yacht for a day and take a tour of the coast, visit the capital, Rhodes Town, or the small island of Chalki, loved for unspoiled charm. Back in Lindos, the old streets are Lindos’ place to go for shopping. A paradise for shopaholics, there is an eclectic collection of gift shops everywhere that open until late, and Lindos is famed for its beautiful leather goods, embroidered linen and hand-made silver jewellery. Make sure to take a bottle of Rhodes’ traditional liqueur, koriantolino, home with you.