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Historical gem in Rhodes

With an ancient clifftop acropolis, golden sandy beaches and heavenly cuisine, it’s no wonder Lindos holidays are popular. Set on the east coast of Rhodes, Lindos is a great choice for those who want to explore the island, plus there’s masses to do in the town itself. The acropolis has remnants of Roman, Byzantine and Doric architecture, a Greek Orthodox church, a castle and Hellenistic walls – the stuff that history fans’ dreams are made of.

Meanwhile, the town’s beaches, located in a sandy bay, are ideal for the whole family. There’s also a fine selection of restaurants, serving Mediterranean seafood at price points to suit every wallet. So whether it’s a cultural hit, lazy time at the beach or great food you’re after, holidays to Lindos are sure to be memorable.

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Your Lindos questions, answered

It certainly is. There’s a variety of places to eat in Lindos, from laid-back cafés to fine-dining restaurants. Traditional Greek dishes and seafood are the specialities, but there are other options, too.
Lindos is a truly photogenic part of the world and has exceptional scenery. Some of the best views are from the acropolis, which looks over the sparkling Mediterranean.
Sunseekers should head to Lindos between June and September. July is the hottest month, with average highs of 30°C. Temperatures rarely fall below 24°C in peak summer. The dry heat may be too much for you, especially if you're sensitive to the sun. In that case, book for mid-September. The weather is still warm and the days long and clear. Temperatures stay as high as 22°C in October, although you might see a few spots of rain days during a 10 or 14-day break. Accommodation prices will be lower, but many of the bars and sites close after the tourist season ends.
Absolutely. It’s particularly child-friendly due to the relatively shallow waters at the beaches, the water sports on offer and the range of places to eat and drink.
The beaches in Lindos are among the very best on Rhodes. They're famous for gold sands, clear blue seas and stunning scenery. There's plenty of well-organised beaches ideal for parents with younger kids. You'll find free parking, changing facilities, wi-fi hotspots, and plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Adventurous types should head to Glystra Beach. It has a large watersports centre for windsurfing, catamaran sailing, jet biking, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. Or enjoy a relaxing two-hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat. Keep an eye out for the dolphins!
Lindos is a lively spot with nightlife to suit all tastes. If you're here to relax, pick a nice restaurant down by the seafront and settle in for a quiet night of good food and delicious wine. Lindos' noise laws prohibit loud music after 11 pm, so you can always get a good night's sleep after a long day sightseeing. However, there are plenty of soundproof clubs that keep the party going till late. You can also spend an evening at the trendy cocktail lounges, Irish pubs, or courtyard bars serving ouzo and beer.
History lovers are spoilt for choice in Lindos. The town is a living museum packed with fascinating buildings and ancient ruins dating to the first century. Visit the clifftop acropolis. Its monumental gates have overlooked Lindos town for almost 2,000 years. The Temple of Athena Lindia is another stand-out attraction. This shrine was built to honour Athena, the Greek goddess of war, wisdom and handicrafts. Alexander the Great would offer sacrifices here before embarking on his next conquest. Other sites of interest include the 14th-century Castle of the Knights of St John and the Virgin Mary of Lindos Church.
Lindos is full of things for young and mature couples. There are beaches to laze on, historical sites to explore and dozens of amazing restaurants and tavernas. Lindos old town is the best place for couples and honeymooners searching for a romantic evening. Enjoy a holiday meal to remember at the rooftop restaurants. Tuck into some classic Greek cuisine as you soak up views of the towering Acropolis. Then order a few extra glasses of wine and watch the sun setting across the Lindos coastline.
Lindos is a small seaside town famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, stunning Mediterranean summers, friendly vibe, and sites of historical interest. Then there's the food. Enjoy locally caught fresh seafood in the rooftop restaurants in the old town. Try the Greek style sea bass. It's a fresh fillet seasoned with olive oil, fresh oregano, black pepper, and capers. Or go for the marides tiganites. This simple but delicious dish is a plate of crispy fried whitebait served with a generous drizzling of lemon juice and olive oil. A fine starter or lunchtime snack.