Destinations Europe

Exploring The Village Of Lindos Rhodes

After another wet weekend in Wales and with our levels of Vitamin D plummeting we decided to take advantage of a last minute deal to Lindos on the Greek Island of Rhodes. Yes it was a package holiday but the price was good and surprisingly there were flights from our local airport. We love travelling but luckily we do not suffer from ‘independent traveller snobbery‘. You don’t have to travel by yak, grow dreadlocks and become best friends with the local tribe elders to enjoy travelling.

Lindos is just over an hour from Rhodes airport and lies on the sheltered east side of the island. As a result it is slightly hotter than the resorts on the west. What is good about Lindos is that you can choose to lie on the beach all day or explore the myriad of alleys and monuments around this ancient town.

Lindos Beach

Overlooking the main beach, Megali Paralia

Lindos Bays And Beaches

Lindos Bay is on the north side of the village, it has two sandy beaches, the larger Megali Paralia and the smaller Pallas beach. When we visited Megali Paralia just after midday, although busy, there were still sunbeds available. Strangely on the day we visited there were a quite a few ‘budgie smugglers‘ on show!

St Paul’s Bay is a picturesque heart shaped bay with the pretty whitewashed St Paul’s Chapel. There are two small beaches on this bay but you have to get there early to get a sunbed. We swam from the rocks on the side, you’ll need water shoes to do this as the rocks are quite sharp.

Lindos Streets

The maze of alleyways in the centre of Lindos

Lindos Village

Lindos village is a maze of narrow streets and can only be accessed on foot or by locals on their ubiquitous scooters. You will get lost but there are plenty of little places to stop for food and drinks, many of these have roof gardens with great views of the Acropolis.

The village is at the bottom of ‘cardiac hill’, walking down is quite easy but walking up is hard work and we’re sure it is twice as far on the return. You can go up on a donkey (yes there are plenty of donkeys so watch your step!) also there is a shuttle bus.

The Lindos Acropolis

The Acropolis, Lindos

The Lindos Acropolis

On the imposing rock overlooking the town is the Lindos Acropolis. It is 116m above sea level and there is a steep climb to reach it, sensibly we chose to walk it during the hottest time of the day and have never sweated so much! (We have spared you the sweat picture). Luckily the climb is worth it, you get stunning views over Lindos and St Paul’s Bay (these can be seen in the video) and you can explore the ancient ruins stretching back thousands of years. Of course, walking back down to the village is far easier but again watch out for donkey mess especially if you are wearing flip flops!

Overall, we found Lindos to be a very interesting place to visit, good for sun worshipping and exploring. There were plenty of relaxing bars and some very good restaurants, our favourite was Broccolino.

We will definitely be returning.

Do you have any ‘must visit’ places in Greece, let us know?

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  • GoodnightTheSkye
    August 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Wonderful post and video, it seems like the perfect blend between the comfort of tourist-areas and the authenticity of the real community. <3

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 10, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Most tourists visit on day trips from the larger resorts. So if you go out early in the morning or go into town later in the evening you can avoid the crowds. Also when you get to know your way around the maze of streets you can find the quiet areas, I was filming the streets in the day about 10.30am.

  • Anosa
    August 10, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I am yet to visit Greece, I have Athens on my bucketlist which I need to do before I am 30 next year. I need to add Lindos Rhodes to the list, right now lying on the beach all day is what I crave

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 10, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      We have yet to visit Athens and mainland Greece. If you love the beach and sun, we had back to back sun in Lindos with average temps in the 30’s.

  • Baby Isabella
    August 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Don’t blame you for getting a last minute deal! The summer here has been poor. Lindos village looks so peaceful and picturesque!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      That’s why we went, we were just fed up with the cold and damp and wanted some blue skies.

  • Evelina
    August 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Oh, this is amazing! Greece has so many picturesque and idyllic islands.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

      We were pleasantly surprised.

  • Pinkoddy
    August 10, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    It looks a really interesting place to visit – and I do like the idea of travelling by donkey.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

      The town was very interesting. Someone had a job of clearing up the streets after the donkeys, not a job I would like.

  • Clairejustine
    August 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I’ve not been abroad for years, your pictures make me want to get on a plane right now 🙂 Looks lovely here..

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 11, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Go if you get the chance, even if it’s just for some warmth and blu skies.

  • Rachel
    August 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    OOh sound like you got a great deal, it has been years since I went to Rhodes, such a beautiful place x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      It was a goo deal, especially as it was the start of the summer holidays.

  • Erica Price
    August 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I’m with you – I’m as happy to go on a package as independently. I’ve not been to Rhodes yet and I’d love to – we went to Crete the other year and loved it.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 11, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      You’re right, package or independently, it’s up to you what to do when you get there. We have never been to Crete we have to try it soon.

  • Alina
    August 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I love the character in Greece. Such beautiful architecture (or ruins) and the bay sounds so peaceful. I would visit it in a heartbeat!

  • Newcastle Family Life
    August 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I have never been to Rhodes before. We have been looking for somewhere to book for next summer and my partner is keen to visit as his dad recently visited and enjoyed it x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      August 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      It is worth a try, we were there for a week and didn’t see a cloud. One place to definitely visit is the Rhodes Old Town, if you go in the evening it is very atmospheric, especially the Street of the Knights.

  • Zena's Suitcase
    August 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I really need to see more of Greece and this sounds like my kind of place. I’m missing vitamin D a lot at the minute