Choose Lindos for your Rhodes holiday and spend your break in one of the island’s prettiest towns, where whitewashed houses are scattered around the base of a hill topped by Lindos’ famous Acropolis. The town is so beautiful that steps have been taken to protect its Greek charm – Lindos has a preservation order on it that protects it from overdevelopment, and the resort centre is pedestrian-only.
Lindos has a choice of three beaches – Pallas to the north of the resort, Main beach in the middle, and St Paul’s to the south. The main beach is close to Lindos’ town square and is sheltered in a bay with sunbeds, parasols and pedalos for hire. Pallas is in the same bay as Main beach and a favourite with locals, while St Paul’s has rocky coves that make it an interesting place to snorkel.
Lindos’ main attraction is the Acropolis, commanding attention from its position on top of a huge hill. The path to the top is rough and rocky, so most people choose to take a donkey ride rather than walk. Pallas beach has a water sports centre, and glass bottom boat tours leave from the jetty here. Rhodes Town is an hour away by car, or you can book a sailing trip for a more exciting journey.
Lindos’ authentic Greek charm is protected by a preservation order that prevents any over development or excessive building on the town. Cars are banned from the town centre; you’ll only see pedestrians and donkeys wandering the narrow streets that are patterned with black and white pebbles. Lindos’ varied history is visible in the mix of Roman, Italian and Turkish buildings around the town, and there are several pretty churches to visit.