Nestled in the south side of Rhodes Island in lovely Greece is the beautiful and picturesque town of Lindos. A home away from home for both pleasure-seekers and archeology buffs alike, this wonderful village offers breathtaking views and historical sights. Truly, it is a venerable feast for the eyes and heart. A visit to this part of Rhodes is well worth your time and effort.
Lindos, Rhodes has some of the best beaches in all of Greece like St. Paul's Bay, a popular wedding destination known world-wide, and the lesser known Pallas beach, a more private alternative to the grand offerings of the island. The place also provides day and night entertainment for all visitors to make their stay very memorable. If you are looking for more action, most resorts around Lindos are great for all sorts of activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, and going on one of many world-famous Aegean Sea cruises.
Yes, the unique geography of Lindos also enables tourists to take in in some of the most spectacular views of the clear blue Aegean sea and its many surrounding islands. Have your breath taken away by the views from the harbor and the world-famous Acropolis of Lindos.
A spectacular mix of historical significance adds to the distinguishing character of town. Having been fortified at one time by Greeks, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Knights of St. John, and the Ottoman empire, Lindos is definitely a spectacle of history. Feel Lindos mirroring those many civilizations into the remarkable mix of culture and personality that it is today.
Some of the more famous landmark attractions which can be found in the village of Lindos include the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, a structure dating to around 300BC, the Propylaea of the Sanctuary, the remains of a Roman temple to the emperor Diocletian, as well as the Castle of the Knights of St. John built around 1317AD. The Doric Temple contains a table of offerings, the base of the cult statue of Athena, and a glimpse of medieval Greece. The Propylaea of the Sanctuary is a Hellenistic gateway and staircase leading to the remains of a 4th century BC temple. These spectacular and ancient structures bring to life the magic and mystery of the old Lindos and bring home the significance of Rhodes as an island of valuable cultural history.
The village itself is a maze of picturesque narrow streets, with each building projecting its own identity and character. The varied architectural style of the Lindos reflects upon its many residents over time. Do not be surprised if a number of buildings bear Byzantine Greek, Gothic or Middle Eastern influences.
The streets of Lindos are also dotted with little cafes and bars, giving the village a vibrant nightlife and offering visitors the chance to unwind after a long day of touring the sights. Compared to other places in Rhodes though, Lindos is known for keeping the volume down at around 11pm. If you like your peace and quiet, welcome to the village's cozy atmosphere.
Maybe you wish to get married at the small chapel in St. Paul's bay. Probably, you want to walk up the steps of the Lindos Acropolis for a glimpse of some of the most breathtaking sights in the world. Maybe you like the idea of a sunset in the Aegean. There are a lot of reasons why you should take a flight to Lindos. But really, for someplace as special as Lindos, must you have one?