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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  • Rhonda C
    16 contributions
    An acropolis and a quiet bay
    The acropolis was a sight to see. It sits above the village and over looks the sea. Yes, it’s another ruin but still interesting and beautiful. I walked up with no problem. My friend rode a donkey since she was limited in mobility and it was a little hilarious. But , she had a guide. I got a little lost coming back down, but it was one wrong turn and you really can’t get lost. And of course , the bay. The water was so clear. And calm. After the beaches on the north end of the island, which were very rough, it was a relaxing, nice swim. I stayed in Rhodes town, but next time might stay here. Such a nice village.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 2 December 2022
  • 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 26 February 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 11 March 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 April 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 May 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 June 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 7 June 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 12 June 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 18 June 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
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louise j
United Kingdom36 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Took a taxi to the town and walked up to the Acropolis. Steep and slippy in places need to make sure you where suitable footwear. Worth the climb we went after 4pm and it was cooler and less busy. Amazing views and you can pay at entrance
Written 2 November 2023
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Sarah G
Lancashire, UK109 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited Lindos village and the Acropolis on the 20th October. We had no idea where to park but spotted a large car park on the edge of the village from the top road and headed for that. It turned out to be free and was an easy, flat walk to the village. There were plenty of spaces and we didn’t arrive until just after 11am.
We enjoyed our visit. It was still pretty busy so I can’t imagine how it would be in the heat and height of the season! The narrow streets have a lot of character but of course, all the shops have inflated prices.
There are public toilets in the square at the bottom by the sea but you do need a 50c coin as it’s a machine.
Written 30 October 2023
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Ruth W
13 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is not a place to visit if you have mobility problems, the hill down is not too bad, but the old town is multi surfaced. There are loads of tourist shops with traditional goods and the walk up to the acropolis is steps up all the way but with the view and visit
Written 25 October 2023
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C J
6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The beaches are beautiful, with very clear calm waters. They do get busy in the middle of the day, but in October there were always beds available, or if you go early, spots on the sand that are free of charge. Early mornings it's v quiet. There are loads of cats, most of which seem to be fairly well fed and looked after by locals. The pretty village is entirely of historic buildings with narrow cobbled roads and passageways. There are loads of bars and cafes etc packed into the village/town. It's pretty much all pedestrianised. Lots of the bars and restaurants have outdoor courtyards or rooftop terraces. We found the main road/walkway a bit much as it's lots of shops selling the same things and bars/food places with people trying to herd you inside, but we found the quieter side passages after a day or two. Nothing is cheap in Rhodes, but I think that's the same everywhere. Would definitely go again.
Written 23 October 2023
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paddycakes
County Meath, Ireland79 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very Greek & tourist friendly.
Lovely little quirky shops.
very romantic vibe walking eveing time,
Nice authentic Greek restaurants with fabulous views. We walked all the way to the top of the acropolis with breath taking views of the town & ocean.
A real gem of rhodes
Written 22 October 2023
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Diane W
Halstead, UK29 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Went here for the day, enjoyed wandering around the old narrow streets popping into the gift shops and having lunch on a roof top terrace. We stayed in Linda's over 30 years ago and amazingly enough it has retained its character and charm. There are also 2 lovely beaches and lots of cafes and bars to choose from.
Written 21 October 2023
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Jesper R
Greve, Denmark25 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Lindos itself is a beautiful small village. It’s ok to visit during the day, but be prepared for a ton of tourists. Do not make the mistake of driving down the steep road to the bottom as there is no parkinh down there. Instead, just park at the top and walk down.

It is much better to visit in the evening. Less tourists and the narrow streets are filled with beautiful bars and restaurants that only open for the evening. The whole city is so beautiful and the small streets are lit with an almost magic glow. At every corner you look into bars and restaurants that both appear high class, yet very cozy.

It is must to visit this village when you sre in Rhodes. You can get there by rental car, taxi, bus or use on the tourist ferry services thar constantly leave the main cities further up the coast.

A very romantic village, but only during the night and most likely not during high season as there will be too many tourists. Still worth visiting during the day, but some of he romance leaves when you move through crowded narrow streets and use the overcrowded beaches (use the small beach if you can)
Written 14 October 2023
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Joesv1
Kent, UK211 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great place to visit, very Greek, and very charming, loved all the shops and narrow passage ways you need to follow to get around the village, theres plenty to do and see whilst in Lindos! Take your swim wear and make use of the fantastic beaches
Written 13 October 2023
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sephirothseviltwin
Aylesbury, UK143 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We took a cab here and back - you pick up the cabs from the same place that they drop you off. The drop off point is basically the foothill of the acropolis, so you walk all the lovely winding streets all the way upto the acropolis. The village is beautiful - lots of lovely winding cobbles and flowers, with lovely little cats around too!
I would recommend buying your ticket in advance, so you can skip the queue. Many did not do this and were queueing in the sunshine for a long time. If you pre purchase a ticket you can go right up to the gate - scan the QR code and through you go.
The acropolis area, is in blazing sun, so take sun cream, lots of water, and a hat with you - and the views are stunning, i would recommend this, and its a such a lovely walk - with plenty of shade along the way. Please be mindful if you are sitting - given the history of the place, it felt inappropriate for folks to be sat on roped off area stone walls! I would come back here again, and it really is a hidden gem. The shops winding up to it sell a variety of wares, and refreshments too.
Written 12 October 2023
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Paul Symonds
Haverhill, UK492 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A lovely little village which is steeped in history. Great views, many shops, a castle and harbour with many restaurants to choose from. Well worth a visit.
Written 10 October 2023
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