Village of Lindos
Village of Lindos
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Situated on a hilltop and surrounded by an enchanting bay and pristine beach, the fishing village of Lindos is famous for both its historical and natural beauty. Unwind at mythical St. Paul’s Bay before visiting the Acropolis of Lindos, the Lindos Archaeological Museum, and other historical sites in the area. Donkey rides are a traditional mode of transport here and remain a popular way of climbing the village’s steep hills. Driving and parking can be challenging, especially in the summer, so consider taking a ferry or a catamaran to Lindos or getting a bus from Rhodes Town. – Tripadvisor
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  • Martyn P
    London, United Kingdom199 contributions
    Beautiful area with no tourists in the winter
    We visited in February when there were no other tourists: bliss! Two wonderful hikes nearby and a pleasant little trek up to the Acropolis. However, in winter, very little is open. We didn't find a single bar or taverna open in the village, so beware! Beautiful area, though, and well worth bringing your own picnic!
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 26, 2023
  • Mary
    Tucson, Arizona35 contributions
    Everything you could want an old European village to be
    My knees kept me from reaching the top of the mountain. I had a marvelous time just wandering the streets of the village. It is absolutely everything you could want an old European village to be. Cobblestone streets jutting back from the main walk. Stark white walls with bright flowers in bloom. No cars. Lovely shops including food and other supplies. Beautiful clothing and jewelry at a fair price. And scores of cats who definitely own the village. I could have spent days there.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 11, 2023
  • phoenix
    20 contributions
    Don't stay in Lindos during off-season (do a day trip)
    Lindos is very picturesque with the Acropolis towering over a white village and a bright blue beach, however it is completely dead during off-season, to the point where I struggled to even find anywhere to be able to eat dinner. I regret booking a 2 night stay for sure. Highly recommend that for off-season, you stay in Rhodes Town and just do a day trip to Lindos to visit the Acropolis and the beach and then head back.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 7, 2023
  • Michał K
    Warsaw, Poland84 contributions
    What a view!
    We heard a story that it is similar to Santorini. And it is somehow similar but way different. For sure worth to check. Beautiful old town. Many very nice points of view. Acropolis is a cherry on the cake and for sure a place where you have to go.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 22, 2023
  • Sue E
    Rainham, United Kingdom139 contributions
    Beautiful village
    Hired a car to drive to Lindos. We wasn’t disappointed, the town is beautiful, we got lost walking around the narrow lanes, spent hours looking in the shops and grabbed a lovely crepe in one of the shops. Only negative side, stupid selfish and lazy people paying to ride on the poor donkeys.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 4, 2023
  • Keira M
    7 contributions
    Beautiful Day Out
    It is a beautiful town rich with history. So many shops and such a beautiful beach. The Acropolis is truly beautiful and has the best views. It is quite small so I do think a day is more than enough to explore Lindos however definitely is worth a trip!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
  • irina60
    Bucharest, Romania53 contributions
    lovely village
    Lindos should not be missed by the travellers to Rhodes. Visited it as part of the island tour booked with HalfpriceGreece comp. It is such a picturesque village, with beautiful traditional houses, old churches, tiny and lovely streets.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 12, 2023
  • Steve P
    Porthcawl, United Kingdom48 contributions
    Quaint village - but confusing street layout
    This is a "must-visit" location on the island of Rhodes. The village is quaint, bustling and full of history with narrow winding streets, leading down to the beach and up the steep hill to the fortress walls and ancient acropolis. The shops are all unique in their own way, offering everything from mass-produced tourist souvenirs to locally crafted leather, olive wood, ceramic and glass items which are truly individual. There is also a smattering of restaurants and bars but relatively few hotels close by, so the majority of visitors are on day trips to the village and busily making the most of their time there. This may not be a relaxing visit - but nevertheless is entirely worthwhile and highly recommended. Donkey rides up to the acropolis are available, by the way.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Trip60586292283
    10 contributions
    Stunning views, worth the climb
    This was a must see trip for is on our holiday to Rhodes. We got the local bus to the village, definitely worth doing as the traffic at the central square is chaotic to say the least with no parking available. The local buses are cheaper than taxis and car hire and easy to use. Once past the square there are a multitude of pretty winding streets with numerous gifts shops and bars, some offering cheap and cheerful tourist souvenirs and some unique artisan crafts. I was a bit apprehensive about the climbing to the acropolis as we'd arrived at mid day when it was really hot. Guide books advised a 30 minute climb with no water available and recommended the need for a hat as there would be mo shade. In reality it only took us about 5 minutes to ascend the steps from the village and there is a lemonade stall right outside the ticket office. There are trees inside the acropolis and places to sit and rest. The acropolis itself has been partially restored. Plenty of information boards explaining the history, development and various uses of the site. There is alot of uneven ground, steps and sheer drops so I wouldn't recommend for those with mobility issues or young children. The stunning views are worth the effort of getting up. No queues at the ticket booth when we arrived and the entry fee is good value. I'd recommend shoes with hood grips as the pretty polished pebble steps on the way back down are quuite slippy.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 21, 2023
  • atzeverkennis
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands117 contributions
    Nice and lively village
    Nice little old town, or rather, village. Did not make it to the Akropolis, for me a too long climb when it's +35°. Otherwise nice to see the small streets and square white houses. Mind that there is a shuttle service between the town and the parking lots.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
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Truro, UK72 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Have just returned from a holiday in Lindos after not going there for four years. Lindos village is very beautiful with little alleyways and gorgeous roof top restaurants.

The difference I found was the way prices have increased so much and the crowds.

We stay at the top of the village and walk down to the beach and back in the day, and again in the evening. This is down a very steep, narrow road, and each time you take your life in your hands as cars and taxis hurtle by, with no regard whatsoever for pedestrians. Pedestrians have been allocated a very narrow strip of path, but cars pull in tight when meeting another car. This alone would stop me returning to Lindos, as there is so much more traffic. It feels very dangerous.

Cost of sunbeds has also gone up, we last paid €10 for 2 and a parasol, but this is now €20 in the part of the beach we went to.

Restaurants have also massively increased their prices, a simple lunch was around €40 for the two of us, and dinner was €75, this a simple 2 course vegetarian dinner for 2 people. The restaurants used to give a little freebie at the end of the meal, a glass of ouzo , metaxa or a slither of dessert which was a nice touch , but only 1 restaurant still did this.

I feel Lindos is a very expensive , crowded, place to stay and coupled with the very dangerous access road to the beach I won't be returning which is a shame as its a beautiful village.
Written June 30, 2022
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL1,023 contributions
Nov 2019
We spent several hours here during a cruise ship excursion and my oh my were we impressed! The Greek isles have many stunningly beautiful places and Lindos is one of the most gorgeous and historic you will see. The village sits high on a mountain, which made it a virtually impregnable fortress down through the ages. Through the centuries, Greeks, Turks and others have used Lindos as a strategically important city from a religious, cultural, governmental and military standpoint. Today, this small village is alive with thriving restaurants and shops. They certainly have their share of "trinket shops", but you can also find high quality Greek goods like fine linen and leather items. If day tripping, be aware that the streets are rather steep in places and the walk into town from the bus station is also very steep. I recommend using a cab for the steep climb back up to the buses. If you are interested in staying here, they have some amazing hotels and gorgeous beaches adjacent to the village. Spending several days here would be a dream!
Written April 19, 2020
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Phil
Macclesfield, UK16 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Lindos must be the premier resort on Rhodes and many a bride has been married at St Paul’s Bay. The area round the church is an open toilet. The path has not been cleaned, only one shower works and the public toilet is out of use.
The Mayor has abdicated his responsibility to a private company and should be made to clean up the mess himself. What are all the local businesses doing. You have been closed for 9 months and just when restrictions are lifted this happens. Where do our local taxes go?
Written July 10, 2021
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Braids07
Wokingham, UK582 contributions
Jul 2022
Just returned from staying in Lindos. It's as busy as every. Some might say even busier. Still jam packed with day trippers, and also saw a lot more tourist in the evenings. In these, economic times when every penny counts, it's good for Lindian businesses.

Talking about businesses, more souvenir shops - all still selling the same stuff have opened up. Also a lot more take away food place. At the end of the day, Lindos is a very commercial beach resort. The way I see it, more shops would not open if there wasn't a need for it.

Most restaurants were busy and, in the evening, some people wanted the romance of the roof tops and Acropolis View. Unfortunately this was often spoilt by the smell of sewage. People should not be flushing paper down the loo. They should be putting it in the bins provided. It seems a lot of tourists chose to ignore the bins. Such a shame that romantic roof tops restaurants mood was ruined for many couples.

Being a beach resort hire of sun beds on Main and Pallas Beach varies from 15-20 Euros for 2 sunbeds and a brolly. On St. Paul's Bay it's 40-50 Euros for 2 Sunbeds and a brolly.

The cobbled streets/alleys are very smooth, in some parts, so sensible shoes at all times. Saw quite a few flip flop mishaps.

If you are fit and able Lindos is for you. If you have mobility problems then be very careful if you visit as very hilly and slippery. Walking sticks and three wheeler mobility walker useful, but saw people struggling to negotiate the alleys. Mobility scooter users appeared to fare better.
Written July 7, 2022
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Roger M
Manchester, UK85 contributions
Jun 2022
This village is a real must to see place having visited every year for the past 7 years . A real mix of shops , bars & restaurants. Has a lovely beach .
Lively bar Pals always busy playing great music , or the Courtyard bar nearby .
Restaurants highly recommend Dionysos & Mythos Restaurant both have great food and views of Lindos & the Acropolis
Written June 19, 2022
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simon howes
Wellesbourne, UK12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Arrived by boat, very nice and super busy, beach packed bit lots of restaurants to help you through.
Had food then walked to top to see acropolis, however the was a massive gueue so abandoned going in, the is a cafe selling orange juice fresh for 5 euros, absolutely rip off but its so super hot everyone is doing it. Also donkey rides to the top, poor donkeys! The village is nice. If you have young children just stay at the beach
Written August 21, 2022
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Gareth M
Colchester, UK19 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Full of expectancy, we took a bus ride from Kolympia . The trouble was it seemed like everyone else had the same idea (not using our bus, thankfully). As soon as we’d disembarked at the bus station, we were part of the problem! From the bus and down the road and on into the narrow quaint streets of whitewashed houses we were in a human caterpillar with no chance of social distancing and absolutely no chance whatsoever of taking some nice pictures of Lindos. Every turn there were more and more people, making the whole experience unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Even after 30 minutes of downhill shuffling there was no end to the feeling of hot exasperation.
Please don’t get me wrong Lindos is a beautiful place but not in the mid morning in September it seems. If I were to revisit, it would be just as the sun is rising (cooler for one thing and a real chance of getting some great crowd free photos)!

There a lot to see that I’ve not included because I really didn’t find it at all enjoyable.

So yes, it’s worth visiting , but timing is everything. Unless crowded streets and shops is your thing!
Written September 10, 2021
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Becca S 95
9 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very nice and lots of things to buy! Get there early as gets very busy and crowded. Nice place for photos, great ice cream at Gelo Blu.

Take beach stuff as waters very clear, again car park gets very busy with hire cars down to Lindos village entrance, so again If you are wanting to stay all day get organised for an early start!
Great buses Into Lindos, you can pay 50 cents to get the bus down to Lindos Town entrance but easy walk down from public bus stop, so don't waste your money!

Although steep hill back up so If you not able to walk up hill get the bus!
Written October 24, 2021
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Andrew G
Rotherham, UK76 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This was our third visit to Lindos, it is a beautiful place to visit. With a sandy white beach and sandy based in the sea, no swimming shoes are required! With beach side cafes and sun beds and parasols costing 5 euros per person, they are well worth paying for. The village is quaint with some stunning views to be captured as you walk around. Lindos also boasts a wonderful Acropolis which you can walk up to or if you're unable to walk up or just too lazy, you can go up and down by donkey at a price of around 15 euros return. A weight limit exists! Loads of places to eat or enjoy a drink or icecream. You can reach Lindos by bus from as far as Rhodes or more locally from Kiotari, Lardos and Pefkos which are all on the bus route.
Written October 23, 2020
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Road785773
8 contributions
Sep 2021
I took a coach bus from Rhodes to Lindos. I walked down the hill from the main parking area. Followed the path up to the acropolis. It was hot and sunny and it is not an easy walk. Uphill and the stones have been walked on so much they are slippery even when dry.
It makes me sick that donkeys are still offered as a method of transport here (also when I was in Santorini). It is animal abuse and there is no excuse for this in 2021. I found it very disturbing that people were actually riding them. Do you have no conscious?
The acropolis is an interesting site and the views are great.
That being said, please be careful. There is absolutely no consideration of safety at this site. I saw some people with children up there and could not believe it. You are allowed to climb all over the place if you wished to do so. At a minimum is is very easy to turn an ankle. However, you could also easily fall off the side of the cliff due to the crowds of people trying to get up and down at the same time. I kept my mask on because I didn't feel comfortable being so close to all of those people.
Also, mind you step coming down. As I said above, the stones are very slick even when dry. A lot of people were essentially sliding down. I breathed a sigh of relief when I made it down unscathed.
Just have a realistic expectation. Make sure you watch your step. Wear a hat and bring water. Also, please do not patronize the donkey rides. Animal tourism is not ethical.

The town is small, several streets of the typical white houses/businesses all selling the same stuff you see all over Greece.
Written September 17, 2021
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