A View of Lindos

Aspects of Lindos

Lindos is a village on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea, and about 50 km south of the town of Rhodes itself.

It was one of the most important cities in Rhodes in ancient times and is still a centre for culture and art.

The village is situated on a large rock, at the top of which stands the ancient Acropolis, one of the older monuments of our civilization, with the settlement at its foot. Walking through its alleyways, visitors can browse around the tourist shops, and enjoy the beaches and the magical view from the Acropolis. Visitors can also appreciate the historical Arhontika (mansions), some of which date back to the 17th century. Many were the homes of wealthy sea captains, whose success is reflected in the beautifully and uniquely-decorated stonework of these buildings.

Although Lindos is an archaeological site - Kleovoulos, one of the seven sages of the ancient era lived here - it is also a popular tourist and holiday destination, where visitors of all ages can have a great time and, later, enjoy the excellent local nightlife.

There are two large sandy beaches in Lindos, each with two sides. One is the main harbour of Lindos, with the Main Beach on one side and the Small Beach on the other, the two connected by a small path. The other beach is St Paul’s Bay, a small inlet which also has two sandy beaches. The chapel on the hillside is dedicated to Saint Paul, as it is claimed that the apostle landed in Rhodes at this bay to preach Christianity.

Lindos has a number of places with wonderful views, including the three monasteries and the Acropolis. Many weddings are held every year at these popular and beautiful locations, making Lindos a favourite destination for those wanting a wedding ceremony they will remember for ever.

Another focal point and the centre of the village is the Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Mary. According to historical documents, a Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, Pierre d’Aubusson, gave money to repair the church in the 14th century. Today, visitors can take pleasure in the astonishing bell and the frescoes painted by Gregorios of Symi in 1779.

Whoever comes to Lindos leaves forever in love with the island, which is why visitors return again and again.

Places to Visit

• Our beaches
• The Acropolis (on foot or by donkey)
• The Byzantine church
• The Church Museum
• The Arhontika (mansions)
• The ancient amphitheatre
• The tomb of Kleovoulos

You can find

• An Information Office in the main square of Lindos
• Shops, restaurants, cafés and bars
• Buses to the south of the island and to Rhodes Town. The frequency depends on the destination and the time of year (whether low, medium or high season) and the schedule, along with other useful information, is shown on the noticeboard in the Main Square next to the Information Office.
• A taxi station
• Boats for day trips
(Our villa and studio are situated on the street leading to the Small Beach at Lindos, where most boats depart and arrive.)
• A post office
• A chemist
• A police station
• A bank (with a 24-hour ATM machine outside the building)
• Newspapers and magazines
(These always arrive a day late in Greece and are more expensive than those usually found in the UK.)
• A laundry
• A library
• Water sports

Lindos accommodations, studios & villas for rent

Greek National Tourism Organization (E.O.T. in Greek) License Number: 1143K111K0113600