Lindos is one of the most popular villages in the island of Rhodes, providing an incredible mix of beaches and history. There are many reasons to visit this wonderful destination and lots of things to do, when arriving there. You should definitely dedicate a whole day, when visiting Rhodes island, just to explore the village of Lindos. Despite the high temperature and the humidity of the place you will enjoy every minute in there.
So, get prepared with comfortable clothes and shoes, wear your hat and your sunglasses. Don’t forget your sunscreen and a bottle of cool water!
A Brief in the History of Lindos!
There is a Legend claiming that Lindos was founded by Danaus, who came to the village, together with his 50 daughters, in order to escape from his brother, named Egypt. The Temple of Lindian Athena is said to be built by Danaus and his daughters as an indication of honor to the Goddess for helping them. Back in the statements of ancient history, the village was established by the Dorians, led by the king Tlepolemus of Rhodes, back in the 10th Century BC. The place was one of the six Dorian Cities in the area known as Dorian Hexapolis. In today’s history, it is important to say that Lindos was the municipality of Rhodes, up until 2011. After a government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is a municipal unit.
The top things to do when visiting Lindos village, is to walk through its picturesque alleys, visit the wonderful beaches and walk through the Acropolis of Lindos.When walking through the alleyway of the village it is pretty common to get lost, but don’t worry! Just keep in mind that they were built like that way in order to confuse the Pirates. So just keep walking and enjoy the lovely tourist shops and the buildings that you will encounter there!
After a while you might want to stay there even more, as you will realize that in the alleyway the climate gets lighter and the temperature is lower than in the rest place of the village. If you want to get some rest, seek for one of the restaurants with a rooftop, located in the area. The view from there is absolutely worth seeing! In Lindos Village you will find two beaches to relax and swim. In order to find Lindos main beach you may walk about 5-10 minutes from the village. It is an organized place with a beach bar, sun beds and umbrellas.
The most popular beach of the island is St. Paul’s bay, for which you will have to walk about 15 minute from the village, in order to get there. The beach is smaller than the main beach of the island, but it is also organized and very beautiful. Do not forget to visit the St. Paul’s church, a really popular venue for hosting weddings, especially for couples coming from abroad.
Last, but not at all least, is the Acropolis of Lindos. To get there, you will need to go up walking for a while. For many people this seems a little bit difficult, but you should remember that it is totally worth it.
You should also know that you have the alternative option of getting on the Acropolis with one of the famous “donkey taxis”. Yeap, this is exactly as you are reading it! At the village you will find donkeys, especially trained to get you at the top of the Acropolis!
Choose the way and get set to visit one of the most marvelous places of the island! In the Acropolis you will find the Temple of Lindian Athena, which we’ve mentioned above and the Byzantine Church of St. John. There is also a well known relief of a boat from 180 B.C., at the foot of the steps leading to Acropolis.
Lindos is a place of absolute Beauty from the lovely buildings to the great pieces of history, that are found there! Get around, walk through the crowded streets and mingle with the friendly locals gf the village, who are always eager to have a nice talk with you and give information about the place, when needed!
Must See places:
- Acropolis of Lindos.
- Byzantine Church of St. John.
- Temple of Lindian Athena.
- Captain Houses.
- Paul’s Bay and St. Paul’s Church.
- Restaurants’ Rooftops.
- Church of Panagia.
- Kleovoulos Tomb.
Do not Forget:
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Have Fun!