The most impressive archaeological site on Rhodes, according to most visitors, is Lindos. At first glance, everyone who approaches the village coming from the north of the island driving south is compelled to come to a full stop, feeling the urge to experience and take in the spectacular natural terrain, with the acropolis standing on a gigantic rock, the white village houses and the crystal blue waters. The vista here is simply awe-inspiring!
The streets of Lindos are a maze of continuous buildings, chiefly with interior courtyards. Most of the houses have flat roofs, but some variety of types can be seen among the buildings that have not been affected by time and changes of use and shape. The material used in their construction is either the local quarried limestone (porolithos) or field stones which have been plastered and whitewashed.
White flat-roofed cottages ascend up a slope from a golden, shallow, sandy beach, forming a light belt around the north side of the castle on the hill, over the tranquil waters of a broad, rocky harbor. The Acropolis of Lindos' majestic fortress sits enthroned above. The pillars of a dainty small temple, once devoted to the goddess Athena Lindia, can be seen behind the warlike walls if you look closely.
Here, 5000 years of human history and life await exploration – a full day and evening may not be enough! If you want to go swimming, the best spot to go is the St. Paulis bay, which is located behind the Acropolis. The apostle Paul once walked on Rhodian soil here. From there, you may get a new perspective on the castle and temple.
You will find the most important archaeological monuments within the enclave of the Citadel, although quite a number of interesting remains are scattered at various points within the town and in its immediacies. A road leads high up to the Acropolis. The medieval walls are the first ruins you will encounter - fortifications built by the Crusaders (early 14th century) on the remains of earlier defenses, both Byzantine and ancient. There are also some towers along the medieval walls, which follow the natural contours of the high ground.
Why visit Lindos?
What draws visitors to Lindos year after year? Friendly locals, a puzzling network of beautiful cobblestone alleyways to explore, and the amazing Lindos Acropolis that may be reached on foot. The incredible array of international restaurants, traditional taverns, trendy pubs, lively clubs, as well as the vibrant exhibition of local handicrafts and boutiques, are all there in abundance. You will experience an definite sense of belonging, and lovely sandy beaches with clear, blue water will lure you during the day (and why not, during the night as well).
While Lindos is a spectacular place to explore at day, you will also find one of the most vibrant nightlife experiences here. The lit-up acropolis of Lindos adds class and romanticism to the whole experience.
Architecture in Lindos
The houses of Lindos impress with their traditional architecture and decoration. Admirable here are the imposing entrances that lead into flower-strewn courtyards, adorned with black-and-white pebble mosaics that give the floors with the artfully designed patterns special charm and harmonize with the landscape.
Lindos Frequently Asked Questions
What is the distance from Rhodes city to Lindos?
distance from Rhodes city to Lindos is 47Km. It takes an average of 55
minutes to drive from the center of the city of Rhodes to Lindos.
What is the distance from Rhodes airport to Lindos?The distance from Rhodes Diagoras airport to Lindos is 55Km. It takes an average of 1 hour to drive from the Airport of Rhodes to Lindos.
Is there public transport to Lindos?
is connected to Rhodes town, Rhodes airport, and many other locations
via public transport (bus and taxi). The road is well maintained. There
are 3 main parking areas outside the village.
What is the nightlife like in Lindos?
Lindos offers nightlife for all preferences. You will find night clubs, small bars, cafeterias, and many dining options that cover every taste and wallet.