Holidays in Lindos
Poised on the southeast coast of the island of Rhodes, Lindos professes to be the prettiest village in Rhodes. The village has been given a preservation order and status as a national landmark meaning no cars and no hotels in the village centre. Donkeys are still welcome - and one can be ‘ordered’ at the entrance of the town!
The bay on which Lindos lies is surrounded by green hills and the cute white washed houses of the village seem to rise out of the sea reaching up to the ruins of the Acropolis on the top of the hill. The view is simply breathtaking! Because of the hills around the bay, Lindos basks in the highest temperatures on the island.
Cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, this pretty town has many delightful shops, cafes and restaurants. The charming buildings, with carefully designed details, reflect various different generations from Romans to Italians. Above the town is the Acropolis, accessed only on foot by a stepped walkway or on the back of a donkey. This natural citadel was fortified successfully by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Ottomans and the Knights of St. John.
Golden sand and shingle beach meets turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the main beach provides a range of water sport including snorkelling and banana boats whilst the waterfront tavernas offer much needed refreshments. For those looking for pure relaxation, the neighbouring Vlicha Bay is normally much quieter than the main beach. The natural harbour of St. Paul’s Bay, on the other side of the Acropolis, is almost completely surrounded by rocks making it a wonderfully warm seawater pool.
What To See
Melenos Boutique Hotel
Hidden behind an unassuming door, this unique boutique hotel is set deep in the heart
of the intricate maze of cobbled streets in the preserved village of Lindos. Built with
authentic materials it has been a labour of love of the owner to create a hotel reflecting
all the cultural influences of
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