Exploring Lindos, Greece, A Hidden Gem in the Aegean Sea

View of the Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes Island, Greece

Oh, Lindos, Greece, where even to begin? It resembles falling into a dream you would rather not wake up from. Picture yourself standing atop a hill with the vast blue Aegean Sea stretching out in front of you and the old ruins whispering tales of previous times behind you—feels majestic, right?

That’s Lindos for you; a hidden jewel on the island of Rhodes where culture, history, and breathtaking scenery all combine to create your ideal vacation. And in my case, the opportunity to experience this paradise and explore its beauty.

So if you want to get a glimpse of my exciting adventure, keep reading below as I share my Lindos experience in great detail so you can prep for your own adventure in Lindos in the future, too! 

Discovering Lindos, Greece

The Acropolis with the Aegean Sea in the backdrop

Embedded within the landscape of Rhodes Island, Lindos, Greece, is a spectacle of natural beauty and history, nestled on the sun-kissed coast of the Aegean Sea. As an avid travel writer who has seen the world, I discovered Lindos’ agelessly alluring charm.

It has the most picturesque cobbled streets, white houses, and bougainvillea flowers, it is a genuine fairy tale. Pass through the Lindos village narrow alleyways in Rhodes, Greece.

However, do not be fooled by its ancient look. When the morning comes, the Acropolis of Lindos will rise from a high rock to challenge all daredevils exploring ancient ruins and admiring the panoptical view of the Aegean Sea. Temple of Athena Lindia and other remains of the medieval fortification will reveal the hidden pages of the town’s history to you. 

However, the adventure does not stop there. Descend down to Lindos Beach to relax on the golden straw and swim in the azure waters or enjoy the cooling breeze. Whether you want to take photos, swim, or engage in water sports, Lindos Beach is a perfect place for a fun day in the sun. 

At night, the town becomes a hotbed of activity. Feel the enchanting vibes of Lindos at night as the settlements become a crowded entertainment spot. Various taverns, bars, and other dining spots offer delicious traditional meals and abundant local wine and beer. 

Hotels at Lindos will also provide you with a variety of accommodations to help you find the perfect place to stay, be it a luxury seaside villa or a budget guesthouse in the center of the village.

Unveiling Lindos: Top Activities

Lindos is a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences, offering something for every type of traveler. From ancient wonders to serene beaches, here are the top things to do at Lindos you simply can’t miss during your visit to this enchanting Greek town:

1. Exploring the Acropolis

The Acropolis of Lindos, which is majestically located on a rocky outcrop, is a powerful testimony to the town’s multicolored history and architectural talent. 

Reconstruct yourself into the land of ancient times as you walk by the fourth century before Christ temple disassembles bridges of fortresses. Gaze upon Doric columns of the Temple of Athena Lindia and witness the view of the blueness of the Aegean Sea before your eyes. 

This one is best experienced in the early hours of the day so that one would avoid massive crowds and strong sunbeams. It is advisable to wear close-fitting shoes and carry a water bottle to keep up with the tour. 

There will be Propylaea, the overarching entrance to the structure, and from the Temple of Athena Lindia, a fantastic viewpoint cannot be missed. Also, Inscribable old inscriptions and carvings can be discovered across the Acropolis, revealing tales of deceptions dealt to Lindos.

2. Strolling Through the Village

The villages you will pass through are Lindos, as you go through its narrow, cute streets and feel as if you were moving back into time. The place kept some breathtaking examples of traditional Greek architecture in addition to cute modern additions. The village also has pretty windy alleys with whitewashed houses with bougainvillea.

Take a seat, breathe the air of a calm lifestyle, and watch the harmony of the island. Visit the charmingly disordered – the Captain’s house – and the famous Guest house and the blue-domed Agios Ioannis church. There will also be local stores welcoming the entry to purchase souvenirs and delicious greek food.

A view of a beach in Lindos Greece

3. Relaxing on Lindos Beach

What is a tourist without access to the beaches of Lindos? A slice of heaven on earth for millions of years, Lindos Beach is a wonderful place to dip into . 

The very soft golden shore awaits its guests, tan , exploring or just soaking in the sun. The gentle waves will be complemented by the gentle lapping of the shore. 

There is always plenty to choose from with a variety of water sports, starting from paddleboarding to snorkeling, and beach games. But suppose you want to take a break from the shine and warm your skin under the roof of a cozy taverna. 

In that case, you will discover a beach bar where professional bartenders will serve you an energizing cocktail cooler combined with national cuisine for Lindos, overlooking geological sites under the starry sky.

4. Donkey Ride to the Acropolis

If you want a truly unique experience, consider heading to the Acropolis the same way as countless ancient travelers did—by riding a loyal donkey! Riding along the old, winding paths that pilgrims of centuries past once traversed on the way to the Acropolis is a true step back in time. 

It is a novel method to take in the wealth of history of Lindos while appreciating a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Donkey rides have long been a part of Lindos, originating from the ancient times when they were a primary source of transport. 

However, today’s method of travel to the Acropolis is a novel, enjoyable, and respectful tribute to this historic practice. If you opt for this option, I recommend wearing comfortable attire and hanging on tight. Afterward, tap your faithful steed on the back and thank him with a hearty ‘efharisto’ when it’s done.

Baklava, a delicious dessert

Gastronomic Delights in Lindos

Your trip to Lindos would be incomplete without tasting the rich cuisine it has to offer. From fresh seafood to delightful mezes, your taste buds are in for a delightful treat like never before. Some dishes to try out include:

  • Savory souvlaki – prepared with skewers of grilled meat, tzatziki, and warm pita bread
  • Delectable moussaka– prepared with layers of eggplant, minced meat, and creamy béchamel sauce
  • Wonder Sherbet Baklava – prepared with flaky pastry, nuts, and honey

The top restaurants and cafes you should check out include: 

  • TA Yamas: Situated in the heart of the Lindos village and the family-run taverna always serves with a hearty meal of classic Greek dishes. 
  • Broccolino: Moreover, if you have a craving for Italian food, Broccolino is just the address for you. From sensational wood-fired pizzas to flawless homemade pasta, the food is from the streets of Naples.

Practical Tips for Exploring Lindos

Here are some key takeaways before you head off on your Lindos adventure: 

  • Getting there: Lindos can be reached by bus, taxi, or rental car from Rhodes Town. While you are at it, consider taking a boat tour and entering Lindos in style! 
  • Stay: Ranging from boutique hotels to sweet guesthouses, find a room that meets your wants and budget in Lindos. Room prices grow significantly during the main tourist season, so book in advance to secure your perfect stay! 
  • Wander around the village on foot, as most of it cannot be reached by car. Get your walking shoes out and your phone navigation ready. There’s no need to be anxious about getting lost—all this means is that you’ll probably stumble upon a hidden gem!

A Place that Won My Heart

Lindos has beautiful beaches, twisting roads, and an abundance of history. Its culture, history, and natural beauty have won my heart. This place is one of a kind because it combines thrill and peace, all in one package.

Lindos has a lot to offer, from the historical depths of the Acropolis to the peaceful embrace of Lindos Beach, which I discovered during my stay there. As evening comes, the village changes. Lanterns cast soft light on it, soothing me into its calm, cozy atmosphere.

Each season in Lindos has its own special charm, with mild weather and exciting activities. My trips there are full of wonderful memories. In this place, stories from the past come to life in the present and in history books.

The island of Lindos is more than just a place to visit for me. It’s an emotional journey into the heart of Greek culture and an inviting environment for people interested in learning more. Lindos promises that anyone who sees this Aegean gem will be enchanted by its beauty and feel like they’ve learned something fresh about tourism.

As you finish reading this guide, I hope you’re now aware of how soon you need to be at Lindos, Greece, and I’m telling you… It should not be next month, or next year, I hope you visit it firsthand yourself as soon as next week!

Time to book your plane ticket and hotel ticket, then pack your luggage and fly to Lindos! 


Alice Cooper is a British Travel Writer and Blogger based in Athens, Greece. She writes for numerous high profile travel publications across the globe - including Forbes Travel Guide, Matador Network, The Times of Israel and The Huffington Post.

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