Lindos, the "Pearl of Rhodes"
A magnificent acropolis on a imposing rock
Nestling at the foot of a steep rock and beautifully surrounded by the sea lies the traditional settlement of Líndos; on the top of the same rock stands a centuries-old acropolis, proudly overlooking the archipelagos.
The acropolis bears silent witness to Líndos’ glorious past, a major naval power of ancient times which reputedly had a population of 17,000. The landscape of Líndos encapsulates the essence of Rhodes: a surprisingly felicitous blend of ancient and medieval!
With 600,000 visitors annually, Líndos competes with Delphi as the second most visited archeological site in Greece.
Geography & History
A different island experience on the edge of the Aegean
Lindos is an archaeological site, a fishing village and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece.
Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 178.9 km2.
It lies on the east coast of the island, it is about 50 km south of the town of Rhodes and its fine beaches make it a popular tourist and holiday destination.
Lindos’ Roman, Turkish, Italian and Byzantine rulers have all left their architectural mark on the place. And throughout the tiny, narrow streets you’ll see the village’s signature black-and-white chochlaki pebbled floors.
There are some lovely churches, too – elaborate frescoes of biblical scenes greet you inside the whitewashed Church of Panagia. The whole scene is watched over by the ruined acropolis on top of the hill.
Hidden gems of Lindos
Snorkel in the shallow waters of Lindos Main Beach or St Paul’s Bay
If you’re searching for a dining experience that features unique cuisine and exceptional views of the lovely Lindos, then dining in a rooftop is a must try during your stay in Rhodes.
Visit the acropolis by donkey
At the village you will find donkeys, especially trained to get you at the top of the Acropolis!