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Lindos Holidays

Lindos Holidays

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Known for its stunning clifftop acropolis on the island of Rhodes, Lindos holidays offer the perfect blend of history, culture and plenty of beach.

Destination highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Family-friendly summer destination
  • Thriving beach scene
  • Central location
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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Lindos?

    Beach holidays in Lindos tick all the boxes, with three crowd-pleasing beaches to choose from on your stay. These are the beaches to check out:

  • Lindos Bay (Megali Paralia) – the largest and most popular beach in Lindos, with watersports, fish tavernas, and golden sands just begging to be sunbathed on.
  • Pallas Beach – a smaller stretch of sand right next to Lindos Bay, sitting in a deep cove with sunbeds galore to get your holiday tan on.
  • Agios Pavlos (St.Pauls Bay) – considered one of the most impressive beaches in all of Greece, this beautiful bay offers a combination of golden sands and pebbles with vibrant waters and a serene atmosphere.


  • Lindos beach

    What are the top hotels in Lindos?

    Holidays in Lindos are a combination of relaxation, entertainment and history. These hotels are perfect to chill out in after a day of exploring the village:

  • Lindos Royal Hotel - for a five-star holiday in Greece, this hotel offers world-class facilities, beach views, and an authentic Greek vibe.
  • Lindos Blu - experience spectacular views in this adult-only hotel, and get a dose of real-life paradise.
  • Lindos Grand Resort and Spa -get ready for a taste of ultimate relaxation in this adults-only resort, with panoramic views and five-star facilities.
  • Xenones Lindos - situated in a prime spot to experience the village’s historical attractions, these apartments have everything you need for a memorable break with the family.
  • Lindos Harmony Suites - set on the beachfront with views of the Lindos Acropolis, this charming hotel is all about that holiday feeling.
  • Melenos Lindos - this one-of-a-kind hotel will leave you blown away with its spectacular bay views, incredible amenities and overall serene ambience.


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    What’s the food like in Lindos?

    Traditional cuisine in Lindos is heavily influenced by the delicacies in Rhodes, meaning a variety of flavours using fresh and local ingredients. These dishes are well-worth tucking into:

  • Pitaroudia - the tastiest fritter you’ll ever try, made with mashed chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, and onions
  • Karavoli - hot snails cooked with tomato sauce, onions, and wild greens
  • Koulouria - an ancient Greek butter cookie, traditionally eaten as an Easter treat but far too good to just have once a year!
  • Melekouni - a sweet nut brittle, typically made for weddings and baptisms
  • Kapamas - a traditional, local dish made with goat, raisins, onions, tomatoes, liver, and pine nuts


  • Looking for places to eat in Lindos? Check out these top eateries:

  • Ambrosia - the best in the village for a personalised restaurant experience, serving up the most delicious tastes of the Mediterranean.
  • Arhontiko - built in 1605, this restaurant is one of the oldest captain’s houses in Lindos and serves up a menu of fabulous food.
  • Kalypso - with a stunning view of the Acropolis, this restaurant lives up to an iconic name, serving up a varied menu of traditional Greek dishes.
  • Odyssia - set over three floors with stunning views and top-notch grub.


  • Where's the best nightlife in Lindos?

    Lindos comes alive at night with a diverse nightlife scene, offering quiet bars near the beach or buzzing places to dance the night away. These nightlife spots are worth checking out for the best night ever:

  • Crazy Moon Cocktail Bar - a family-run bar offering a range of drinks and a buzzing indoor atmosphere with a DJ, or a laidback vibe in the courtyard.
  • Dreams Cocktail Bar - set in the heart of Lindos, this bar has something for everyone: rooftop views, a dancefloor, and a chilled-out courtyard for evening drinks.
  • Lindos By Night Bar - a Lindos staple, with its gorgeous rooftop terrace, DJ floor and quiet area where you can sip cocktails under the night sky.
  • Yannis Bar - a key bar for anyone looking to observe and soak up the ambience of the village.


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    What events can I go to in Lindos?

    Lindos might be small, but it’s full of heart and soul with plenty of exciting events either in the village or further afield. Here are a few of the top events to check out on your trip:

  • Easter (April) - celebrated throughout the whole country, including the islands, with religious processions, egg breaking, traditional rituals, and loads of great grub.
  • Medieval Festival (May–June) - an annual festival in Rhodes, with live music concerts, theatre productions, workshops, jugglers, horse riding, traditional dancers and so much more.
  • Festival of Saint Paul (June) - a festival on 29th June to celebrate Saint Paul on the small bay above Lindos.
  • Lindos Rock Festival (June) - previously known as Lindos Music Week, this is a festival where the village comes alive with rock music, as performers take to the stage.
  • International Film Festival (August) - an annual international film festival in Rhodes, showcasing the work of filmmakers from all over the world.
  • The Sound and Light Show (May–October) - an annual celebration of Rhodes history through sound and light. The date of the event varies from year to year, so check if it’s happening during your 2022 holiday to Lindos.


  • Things to do in Lindos

    Visit the Acropolis of Lindos

    The number one must-see attraction in Lindos is the Acropolis, which can be seen from all over the village. To reach it, follow the path as you enter the village - it’s about a 10-minute walk.

    Take a stroll

    Lindos is known for its whitewashed buildings and old-school charm, and you’ll experience all of that as you mooch through the main village. Get lost in the hidden pathways and see the stunning views.

    Experience the local shopping scene

    In the middle of the whitewashed buildings and quaint walkways, you’ll find an array of local shops and markets selling hand-crafted items you can take home as souvenirs, with an opportunity to speak to lovely locals along the way.

    Take a day trip around Rhodes

    Lindos is a small but beautiful fraction of the island of Rhodes, and if you’re there for a long time, we’d recommend setting your sights a bit further afield. Head over to Rhodes’ Old Town, or the pretty island of Symi for something a little different.

    Visit the Church of Panagia

    Originally built in 1300, the ancient church is one that needs to be visited on your trip. It’s found in the hub of Lindos so you really can’t miss it as you roam around.



    Lindos Acropolis

    What's the weather like in Lindos?

    The weather in Lindos offers plenty of sunshine in summer, with mild winters, so you can enjoy your beach holiday no mattr when you choose to fly. With average temperatures in the mid-20s and even reaching close to 30 in the peak of summer, you definitely won't be needing your big coat in Lindos.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 12 °c 17 °c 5 h
    Feb 12 °c 16 °c 6 h
    Mar 14 °c 16 °c 6 h
    Apr 17 °c 17 °c 7 h
    May 20 °c 20 °c 9 h
    Jun 24 °c 23 °c 10 h
    Jul 26 °c 25 °c 10 h
    Aug 27 °c 26 °c 10 h
    Sep 24 °c 25 °c 8 h
    Oct 21 °c 24 °c 7 h
    Nov 17 °c 21 °c 6 h
    Dec 14 °c 19 °c 4 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Lindos

    How long does it take to fly to Lindos?

    Flights from the UK to Lindos take around four hours.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Lindos?

    The local time in Lindos is two hours ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Lindos?

    The official currency used in Lindos is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Lindos?

    The official language of Lindos is Greek.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Lindos?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Greece on the FCDO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Lindos?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Lindos?

    British passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Lindos. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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    • Customer reviews

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      Amanda Burroughs:


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    Lindos Weather

    Visitors to Lindos are guaranteed to go home with a tan as the town receives plenty of sunshine all year round, with virtually no rainfall and little winds, so heat waves can be very hot indeed. Temperatures average about 30° Celsius from June to September, which are the most popular months to visit for many tourists. The evenings too are warm and pleasant, ideal for outdoor eating and strolls along the promenade.

    The temperature in Lindos does though begin to get relatively warm around April, when it reaches around 18° Celsius. Around this time the town will be balmy and a lot cooler, which is good news if you're not planning to head out in the summer months, because you're still assured of good weather. It's also great if you're not too much of a sun lover, as the town is quite hilly to walk (especially up to the acropolis), so the cooler temperature will definitely help out!

    Jan 12ºC
    Feb 12ºC
    Mar 14ºC
    Apr 19ºC
    May 23ºC
    Jun 26ºC
    Jul 30ºC
    Aug 30ºC
    Sep 24ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 15ºC
    Dec 13ºC

    Landscape

    With such an amazing landscape, it's easy to see why tourists flock back in their thousands every year on holiday to Lindos. Because the town is pedestrianised you'll be able to stop and enjoy views constantly. When coming in to Lindos, the view of the ancient acropolis looming over the town below is an imposing sight that will stay with you forever. While the town itself is hilly and some may be tired at having to walk around all day, it does provide plenty of exercise, and the lack of cars will be a great bonus for those with children.

    The winding streets are narrow and charming, with grape vines covering antiquated buildings to shield people from the sun. Traversing the town is a magnificent experience, with the sight of ruins alongside contemporary buildings forming a truly astonishing landscape. Outside of town the earth is rocky and parched, and even more difficult to walk. If you'd like to head outside of town it may be best to go in the evening when its cooler, and from where you'll be able to watch the sun set over the acropolis with a vast blue sea in the background - ideal for couples.

    Things To Do on Lindos Holidays

    As a World Heritage Sight, Lindos contains many spectacular archaeological ruins and beautiful views. However, the most popular attraction in the town is undoubtedly the acropolis, which is 300 steps high but fortunately you can get a donkey ride to the top though - well worth it if you have children. As you come up you'll view the ruins of medieval walls, while the acropolis itself features the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia and the Propylaea of the Sanctuary, which date back to around 300 BC and 4th Century BC respectively. Aside from the astounding sight of these ancient ruins, you'll be rewarded for walking up to the acropolis with views over the amazing blue sea.

    The only way to get around town is walking as there are no cars in Lindos, but if your feet have had enough, the best place to relax will be Saint Pallas beach, which is a beautifully peaceful manmade beach that receives fewer tourists than the main beach. This beach is an infinitely more relaxed hidden treasure, with sun lounges for hire. As you lay back you'll be able to view the imposing St Pauls Chapel, where many weddings are traditionally held, which will provide a lovely glimpse into local culture.

    Culture

    With around 3000 years of history, Lindos is actually older than even the main city on Rhodes, Rhodes Town. While it'd be impossible to discuss all of it, this World Heritage Sight does possess a wonderful history, having been founded in 10th Century BC by King Tlepolemus. By the 8th Century the Dorian Hexapolis area enjoyed a reputation as a well-known trading centre, though the founding of Rhodes Town in 5th Century meant that it lost some of its importance. It still however continued to construct astonishing buildings, including the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint John, which was built in the 13th Century.

    Though Lindos gives the impression of being a quiet and lazy village, its cultural offerings say quite the opposite. If you've seen enough of the various market stalls and bars, try visiting the Amphitheatre Nightclub, which is open until 6am. It's a hugely popular club with both visitors and locals alike, and it operates a traditional practice whereby guests watch the sun rise at 8am.

    If you're visiting Lindos in June be sure to ask locals for details of the annual 'Rhodes Rocks! Festival', where acclaimed tribute acts of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin will perform all the hits of these legendary bands - a must for rock music lovers!

    Nightlife

    Discos and hotels are more often located on the outskirts of Lindos, so if you're looking for centralised bars and entertainment it may be best to ask your hotel in Lindos to provide a taxi to the centre, where you'll find a range of great bars and a lively ambience.

    One of Lindos' most charming characteristics is its presence of rooftop and terrace bars, which are a quiet and relaxed way to spend your evening. Try the Captain's House, which you'll find by walking past the Museum Bar and following the signs to the acropolis; it will be busy, but it is still a place where you can sit and people-watch in peace. Drinks and meals are usually always fairly reasonable too, with fabulous fish dishes a local speciality.

    Book a Lindos Holiday now!

    Lindos is the ideal choice for your Rhodes holiday. With a perfect beach for relaxing, fantastic food and drinks, and a range of ancient sights, Lindos is a versatile location that will really provide you with a range of memories, whether old or young.

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