Lindos is an archeological site , a fishing village and beach. Tourists flood into Lindos for all three. The town lies on the east coast about 65 miles from the town of Rhodes. Lindos is quite beautiful with it’s towering acropolis, white cubed houses and the radiantly blue waters of the bay. In Lindos you can go up or down but at some point you will need to go back up. Our bus dropped us at the top a hill that lead down to the beach and the beginning of the town.
Entering the town entails entering a burrow of narrow streets that have transformed into tourist shops and taverns. Here you can buy fresh squeezed orange juice to quench your thirst as you shop for anything you might desire, jewelry, cotton, leather and more. There are beautiful café’s offering cool drinks, crepes and so much more. We opted for a café with a view of the acropolis and what a view it was.
The Church of Panagia is quite stunning and definitely should not be missed. As always with the churches and monasteries in Greece arms and legs must be covered and there is a strict rule of no photography.
Up or Down......................
If you decide to be daring and hike up apparently you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful views in all of Greece. In all honesty the soaring temperature and the site of the poor donkeys hauling up lazy tourists was too much for me. Animal welfare in Greece is almost nonexistent the donkeys are clearly not cared for .
We opted to go down. Down to the bay and Pallas Beach. If you follow the sign down for the beach you will find yourself in a stunningly beautiful bay directly below the town and the Acropolis. The water is crystal clear and shallow. Boats and kayaks can be rented. I rented a kayak for 5 euros for an hour and loved kayaking around the bay surrounded by turquoise blue waters and the towing Acropolis behind me. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for 10 euro. There are restaurants on the beach , everything you need for a relaxing day in a beautiful setting.
But if You Were To Go Up..............
The Acropolis in Lindos dates back to 300 BC .The ancient path leading to the Acropolis winds up a very steep cliff 116 meters up and is only accessible by foot. The path looks quite torturous at times but hundreds of visitors take the hike up daily .The cost of entry is a mere 12 euros. If you do visit please don’t encourage the neglect of the donkeys by taking a ride on one to the top.
Out and About Some of The Sites...............
And the views keep coming.................................
If you are in Rhodes be sure to put Lindos on your list of places to visit. The sights and sounds will certainly be sure to please.
How to get there:
Rent a car-From Rhodes it's about 65 miles.
By bus- From Rhodes it will take about 80 minutes and cost 6 euros.
Taxi - from Rhodes will cost you about 60 euros plus the tip.
I visited in the summer when the town is literally brimming with tourists I imagine a more authentic atmosphere would be found in the fall or spring. Whenever you visit Lindos will not disappoint. Happy travels..........................
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