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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  • Michael B
    Bellflower, California24,132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A whitewashed village from 1000 BC.
    This medieval Greek village, with its crusader castle and ancient acropolis, is the most popular tourist attraction on the island of Rhodes. The village houses are small, whitewashed (must be re-whitewashed before easter if looking shabby) and sit beautifully around the base of the castle, an ancient acropolis. A preservation order forbids any unauthorised building work to change the village's looks, including its network of narrow pedestrianised cobbled streets. Legend has it that the village was founded by one of the sons of Zeus. It was, in fact, established by Dorians around 1000 BC. Mopeds and Donkeys are the only forms of transport allowed, and the latter acts as a taxi service to carry overweight tourists up to the Acropolis. During the height of the tourist season, it is packed with coachloads of tourists from the many cruise ships that visit the island. So visit early in the morning before they all arrive to enjoy this pretty little village. As it's a very popular tourist location, there are countless souvenir shops and boutiques where you can purchase almost anything. TIP: Wear sensible shoes as the cobblestones can be hard on your feet. Please Tick the box below if you found this review helpful or interesting. Thank you.
    Visited October 2022
    Written August 2, 2023
  • HUYNH P
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    White pretty cute village
    The village is soooo pretty !! Get lost in the small streets is something to be done ! Restaurants, cafe, shops, everything were very friendly, nice, smiling, … Too bad we didn’t stay for the night there and enjoy the evening part.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Dave W
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply stunning
    A beautiful, safe, welcoming village. Reminiscent of the narrow little streets of perhaps Marrakech, simply let yourself go and wander through this absolute delight in Greece. Friendly, genuine local people everywhere. Get the air-conned shuttle bus back up the hill for 0,50c if it's very hot, as the hike up can be warm and a little busy, with cars all over, jostling for position! Rhodes needs to recover from recent wildfires, so please help these people by discovering this jewel.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Angelo R
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    1 day in Lindos!!
    The village of Lindos is very beautiful with the white houses on the hill. Very picturesque. You must go to the Acropolis of Lindos! We spent a whole day in Lindos and also swam at the beach of Agios Pavlos.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Simon H
    Cowes, United Kingdom38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Genuine bustling Rhodes town with pleasant bay
    Lovely genuine Rhodes town with something for everyone. Plenty of bars and restaurants with lots of beachside activities. My only criticism would be the rubbish and plastic waste on the path behind some of the beach bars in the bay. Such a simple task to pick this up but it looked like it was 'someone else's problem' which is a real shame! Clean this up and I would have added another the 5th star!!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Natbla
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Lindos village is down a very narrow road, cars etc up and down to beare of safety, alot of people walking! If you wish to climb up to the fort you need to relatively fit as it is some trek and in the heat if the day exhausting! We didn't as we both have mobility issues. Lindos village is a selection of narrow streets with shops and restaurants, you can go done to the beach, stunning views, beautiful but because surrounded by rock in the heat if the day there's no air so if breathing issues be careful. Otherwise, absolutely phenomenal, loved it and if and when fit will go back to climb up to the fort 🤣
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Lorraine D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wedding
    What a lovely place. Gets very busy 10 thousand people visit daily in the summer. But as we were staying there we never really noticed. Can be hilly. And if really busy. Buses and cars park at the top so u have to walk down and then back up.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 22, 2023
  • sas
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great town and nightlife, but beaches either full of fag ends, or you need a mortgage to hire sunbeds
    Went to Lindos 16 years ago with young children, and loved it, so thought we would go back as a couple. Lindos town is brilliant, there are lots of restaurants and bars, so I don't think you can fail to have a good time on a night. 404 bar plays great music and the drinks are quite cheap compared to other bars. I can't knock the town itself, but I think the beaches let it down. So, the main beach is a massive disappointment. It is crammed with sunbeds, so they make it impossible to set up on your own with just your towel. The cheapest sunbeds are 15 euros for 2 with a parasol (as a comparison, in July we went to Crete and paid 7 euros for the sunbeds in a place called Georgopolis, and the beach there is far better). The main reason why we would not return to this beach is because it is full of cigarette butts, its disgusting. I can't believe this is allowed to happen! It was the same 16 years ago, but I honestly thought they would have tidied it up, but it was worse. We sat and watched a greek family smoking just putting their cigs out on the sand! Plus the bay is full of tourist boats now. From an aerial picture, this beach looks gorgeous, but close up it is dirty. St Pauls Bay is a clean beach, but the prices for the sunbeds are daylight robbery. 2 sunbeds without a parasol was 50 euros. A 4 poster sunbed for two is 70 euros, and 2 crappy beanbags were 30 euros. I used to be a lovely little beach with a snack bar. Now there is no snack bar, just an expensive restaurant. In my opinion it was better 16 years ago.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
  • John_n_Bev
    Blyth, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You have to eat here if you’re visiting Lindos
    We have visited this restaurant a few times now and it is always the best decision to eat there. The restaurant has outstanding views of the acropolis and rooftops of Lindos. The food is amazing, the cheese balls starter is a definite if you go there. The owner and his staff are the friendliest and most welcoming people you could ask to meet. They are true friends You really have to eat here.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • Queen_Bee
    Stourbridge, United Kingdom210 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Like a 3D painting!
    It's just like you've walked into a painting. The whole place is beautiful with loads of whinding streets, beautiful flowers, and white buildings. Loads of shops, restaurants, and bars, and there is a beautiful beach, too, as well as amazing views. You can spend a day here.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 6, 2023
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Truro, UK80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Have just returned from a holiday in Lindos after not going there for four years. Lindos village is very beautiful with little alleyways and gorgeous roof top restaurants.

The difference I found was the way prices have increased so much and the crowds.

We stay at the top of the village and walk down to the beach and back in the day, and again in the evening. This is down a very steep, narrow road, and each time you take your life in your hands as cars and taxis hurtle by, with no regard whatsoever for pedestrians. Pedestrians have been allocated a very narrow strip of path, but cars pull in tight when meeting another car. This alone would stop me returning to Lindos, as there is so much more traffic. It feels very dangerous.

Cost of sunbeds has also gone up, we last paid €10 for 2 and a parasol, but this is now €20 in the part of the beach we went to.

Restaurants have also massively increased their prices, a simple lunch was around €40 for the two of us, and dinner was €75, this a simple 2 course vegetarian dinner for 2 people. The restaurants used to give a little freebie at the end of the meal, a glass of ouzo , metaxa or a slither of dessert which was a nice touch , but only 1 restaurant still did this.

I feel Lindos is a very expensive , crowded, place to stay and coupled with the very dangerous access road to the beach I won't be returning which is a shame as its a beautiful village.
Written June 30, 2022
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL1,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We spent several hours here during a cruise ship excursion and my oh my were we impressed! The Greek isles have many stunningly beautiful places and Lindos is one of the most gorgeous and historic you will see. The village sits high on a mountain, which made it a virtually impregnable fortress down through the ages. Through the centuries, Greeks, Turks and others have used Lindos as a strategically important city from a religious, cultural, governmental and military standpoint. Today, this small village is alive with thriving restaurants and shops. They certainly have their share of "trinket shops", but you can also find high quality Greek goods like fine linen and leather items. If day tripping, be aware that the streets are rather steep in places and the walk into town from the bus station is also very steep. I recommend using a cab for the steep climb back up to the buses. If you are interested in staying here, they have some amazing hotels and gorgeous beaches adjacent to the village. Spending several days here would be a dream!
Written April 19, 2020
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Phil
Macclesfield, UK16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Lindos must be the premier resort on Rhodes and many a bride has been married at St Paul’s Bay. The area round the church is an open toilet. The path has not been cleaned, only one shower works and the public toilet is out of use.
The Mayor has abdicated his responsibility to a private company and should be made to clean up the mess himself. What are all the local businesses doing. You have been closed for 9 months and just when restrictions are lifted this happens. Where do our local taxes go?
Written July 10, 2021
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Braids07
Wokingham, UK586 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Just returned from staying in Lindos. It's as busy as every. Some might say even busier. Still jam packed with day trippers, and also saw a lot more tourist in the evenings. In these, economic times when every penny counts, it's good for Lindian businesses.

Talking about businesses, more souvenir shops - all still selling the same stuff have opened up. Also a lot more take away food place. At the end of the day, Lindos is a very commercial beach resort. The way I see it, more shops would not open if there wasn't a need for it.

Most restaurants were busy and, in the evening, some people wanted the romance of the roof tops and Acropolis View. Unfortunately this was often spoilt by the smell of sewage. People should not be flushing paper down the loo. They should be putting it in the bins provided. It seems a lot of tourists chose to ignore the bins. Such a shame that romantic roof tops restaurants mood was ruined for many couples.

Being a beach resort hire of sun beds on Main and Pallas Beach varies from 15-20 Euros for 2 sunbeds and a brolly. On St. Paul's Bay it's 40-50 Euros for 2 Sunbeds and a brolly.

The cobbled streets/alleys are very smooth, in some parts, so sensible shoes at all times. Saw quite a few flip flop mishaps.

If you are fit and able Lindos is for you. If you have mobility problems then be very careful if you visit as very hilly and slippery. Walking sticks and three wheeler mobility walker useful, but saw people struggling to negotiate the alleys. Mobility scooter users appeared to fare better.
Written July 7, 2022
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Roger M
Manchester, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This village is a real must to see place having visited every year for the past 7 years . A real mix of shops , bars & restaurants. Has a lovely beach .
Lively bar Pals always busy playing great music , or the Courtyard bar nearby .
Restaurants highly recommend Dionysos & Mythos Restaurant both have great food and views of Lindos & the Acropolis
Written June 19, 2022
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simon howes
Wellesbourne, UK208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Arrived by boat, very nice and super busy, beach packed bit lots of restaurants to help you through.
Had food then walked to top to see acropolis, however the was a massive gueue so abandoned going in, the is a cafe selling orange juice fresh for 5 euros, absolutely rip off but its so super hot everyone is doing it. Also donkey rides to the top, poor donkeys! The village is nice. If you have young children just stay at the beach
Written August 21, 2022
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Gareth M
Colchester, UK18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Full of expectancy, we took a bus ride from Kolympia . The trouble was it seemed like everyone else had the same idea (not using our bus, thankfully). As soon as we’d disembarked at the bus station, we were part of the problem! From the bus and down the road and on into the narrow quaint streets of whitewashed houses we were in a human caterpillar with no chance of social distancing and absolutely no chance whatsoever of taking some nice pictures of Lindos. Every turn there were more and more people, making the whole experience unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Even after 30 minutes of downhill shuffling there was no end to the feeling of hot exasperation.
Please don’t get me wrong Lindos is a beautiful place but not in the mid morning in September it seems. If I were to revisit, it would be just as the sun is rising (cooler for one thing and a real chance of getting some great crowd free photos)!

There a lot to see that I’ve not included because I really didn’t find it at all enjoyable.

So yes, it’s worth visiting , but timing is everything. Unless crowded streets and shops is your thing!
Written September 10, 2021
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Becca S 95
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very nice and lots of things to buy! Get there early as gets very busy and crowded. Nice place for photos, great ice cream at Gelo Blu.

Take beach stuff as waters very clear, again car park gets very busy with hire cars down to Lindos village entrance, so again If you are wanting to stay all day get organised for an early start!
Great buses Into Lindos, you can pay 50 cents to get the bus down to Lindos Town entrance but easy walk down from public bus stop, so don't waste your money!

Although steep hill back up so If you not able to walk up hill get the bus!
Written October 24, 2021
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Andrew G
Rotherham, UK96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This was our third visit to Lindos, it is a beautiful place to visit. With a sandy white beach and sandy based in the sea, no swimming shoes are required! With beach side cafes and sun beds and parasols costing 5 euros per person, they are well worth paying for. The village is quaint with some stunning views to be captured as you walk around. Lindos also boasts a wonderful Acropolis which you can walk up to or if you're unable to walk up or just too lazy, you can go up and down by donkey at a price of around 15 euros return. A weight limit exists! Loads of places to eat or enjoy a drink or icecream. You can reach Lindos by bus from as far as Rhodes or more locally from Kiotari, Lardos and Pefkos which are all on the bus route.
Written October 23, 2020
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Road785773
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I took a coach bus from Rhodes to Lindos. I walked down the hill from the main parking area. Followed the path up to the acropolis. It was hot and sunny and it is not an easy walk. Uphill and the stones have been walked on so much they are slippery even when dry.
It makes me sick that donkeys are still offered as a method of transport here (also when I was in Santorini). It is animal abuse and there is no excuse for this in 2021. I found it very disturbing that people were actually riding them. Do you have no conscious?
The acropolis is an interesting site and the views are great.
That being said, please be careful. There is absolutely no consideration of safety at this site. I saw some people with children up there and could not believe it. You are allowed to climb all over the place if you wished to do so. At a minimum is is very easy to turn an ankle. However, you could also easily fall off the side of the cliff due to the crowds of people trying to get up and down at the same time. I kept my mask on because I didn't feel comfortable being so close to all of those people.
Also, mind you step coming down. As I said above, the stones are very slick even when dry. A lot of people were essentially sliding down. I breathed a sigh of relief when I made it down unscathed.
Just have a realistic expectation. Make sure you watch your step. Wear a hat and bring water. Also, please do not patronize the donkey rides. Animal tourism is not ethical.

The town is small, several streets of the typical white houses/businesses all selling the same stuff you see all over Greece.
Written September 17, 2021
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