The Church of the Panagia
The Church of the Panagia
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  • I_Love_Holidays20118
    Coventry, United Kingdom202 contributions
    Beautiful
    I have been to Lindos several times before and not bothered to visit this church - what a mistake. The paintings are stunning. Luckily my husband is much more religiously educated than me so could explain the depictions from the bible. It is very beautiful and interesting too. There is a small museum behind the small church. It is well worth the €3 entrance fee.
    Visited October 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 4, 2020
  • garywallisnl
    Surrey, United Kingdom96 contributions
    Beautiful and peaceful
    We searched for this church before realising that Panagia means mother of Christ or Our Lady. Anyway it is very small and absolutely stunning inside in an understated way. We weren’t asked to cover up but best to be prepared to. One of few things, other than the acropolis of course, to actually visit other than bars and shops.
    Visited September 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2020
  • Karin and Filip
    Eeklo, Belgium2,227 contributions
    Our Lady
    A cross-shaped 14th century church with an octagonal dome. It is decorated with eighteenth-century frescoes. Sadly we couldn't go inside because we forgot our decent clothing (something to cover our shoulders and legs).
    Visited September 2019
    Written August 2, 2020
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Alberta83
Calgary, Canada249 contributions
This church is very small but the inside walls and roof are completely covered in amazingly beautiful paintings of biblical scenes. It's unbelievable the amount of work that went into them. Photography is not allowed inside the church though. If you are a woman and your shorts are "too short" there is an old lady sitting outside the church and she will give you this long cloth thing to wrap around your legs so you are appropriately attired to enter the church. This is a must see if you are going to Rhodes.
Written July 29, 2008
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The_Running_Tenor
Croydon, UK297 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We really didn't get on with Lindos; parking atrocious, too crowded and difficult to navigate. Fortunately we found what we were looking for more by luck and suddenly spotting the bell tower.

It costs €2, you won't be allowed to take pictures and both men and women will need to cover bare legs and shoulders (coverings provided) but it's well worth it if you like churches. It's also nice and cool inside. The main building is completely covered in frescoes of bible stories with a "doom" picture at the back representing the day of judgement.There is a small exhibition of religious artifacts in a side chapel.

It's all kept in good condition and very atmospheric with Greek orthodox church music playing.

Probably the best €2 you'll spend on the island!
Written September 10, 2019
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,997 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We were told about this by our guide on an excursion to Lindos and we did go in despite having very little time in Lindos. They do have scarves etc for men & women to cover up but you may have to wait till people are on way out so either dress suitably or take your own. It does say no photographs. This is a stunning place to see & quite small but it shows how wealthy the inhabitants of Lindos were.
Written November 6, 2017
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GraceeeeBrown
Birmingham, UK214 contributions
May 2016 • Family
I was dragged in here with my mom who absolutely loves Churches but honestly I was really impressed once I was inside. The craftsmanship that went into creating this little place is incredible. A quick warning for the ladies, you will be asked to cover up your shoulders and legs, which may mean like me you have to wear two awkwardly sized blankets around you in 40 degree heat.
Written February 7, 2017
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Edwardbear298
Leeds, UK35 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
The one & only miserable local we encountered the whole holiday was guarding the entrance. Majority not allowed in, as no one wearing shorts could enter. I agree about respected: no swimwear etc but we had knee length shorts & short sleeve T Shirts!!
Lit a candle ( as I always do to think about deceased family members) this awful woman was taking candles out of the sand ,when was quite a lot left to bun, when I questioned this she was very dismissive. Had a little weep as came away, says a lot about Christianity if we found more ' love ' in the Bars & Resturants ,of Lindos, than from this woman?
Written June 23, 2016
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james7lynne4
Halifax, UK10 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
A totally inspiring place, the interior is breathtaking.
I attended mass here and it was a great experience.
Well recommended.
Written February 19, 2015
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grace297
warwickshire68 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
This is a beautiful church in the middle of Lindos town. The wall paintings are intense and absolutely lovely.
It was very busy when we were there in the height of the summer and was consequently quite crowded inside. Perhaps it is best to visit early or late in the day. Take something to cover above the knee and arms or use the supplied sarongs to cover up. Could do with a bit more information given or guides to explain the detail and history. Free entry but a donation box outside the entrance.
Written September 17, 2013
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Janis S
Kuldiga, Latvia633 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
The church is located in the village of Lindos, next to its main square. It is a 14th century church, with white washed walls and tiled roof. Quite a crauded by tourists, but beautiful.
Written August 12, 2012
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Chris_M1234321
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK81 contributions
Oct 2011
Like Lindos, it's main church did not disappoint. The interior was stunning and it was great to visit and spend some time looking around. Its a shame they don't build buildings like it in Lindos anymore. Due to the boat and coach trips during the day, it was very busy and there was a beggar in there too. However it didn't put us, nor anyone else off. You have to look out for it though, when you're in the main village its quite hard to spot specific buildings unless they have signs on the doors as you walk past.
Written January 7, 2012
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CoralReef
Washington2,533 contributions
If you are in Lindos village, be sure to visit the Panagia church, which is decorated with hundreds of elaborate Byzantine-style frescoes. It's unbelievably ornate. Especially interesting is the portrait of a dog-headed St. Christopher. Photography is not permitted inside the church, but you can buy postcards in the extensive shopping area outside.
Written June 14, 2008
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