Lindos Rhodes: Guide to One of Greece’s Most Beautiful & Historic Villages

Lindos Rhodes

No trip to Rhodes Greece is complete without a visit to the stunning village of Lindos! Combining incredible history with some of the best beaches on Rhodes, Lindos captures the hearts of every traveler. Our guide will take you through the charming streets of Lindos village, up to the rooftop restaurants, and even to the historic Acropolis of Lindos. So join us for an adventure to the most beautiful town on Rhodes!

Getting to Lindos on Rhodes Island

The first thing to know is that all the Lindos beaches and Acropolis are within walking distance from town. So wherever you’re staying you’ll be close to all the attractions. As you approach Lindos on Rhodes get ready to be amazed. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we got our first glimpse of the castle!

Car: Lindos is only about a 45 minute drive from Rhodes Old Town. We recommend renting a car on the island and making Lindos one of the stops on your Rhodes Itinerary.

Bus: Just traveling from Rhodes Old Town to Lindos and back? Well, you have the option to take the bus as you won’t need your car in town. This is a good way to get there if you’re not comfortable driving and want to experience Lindos Greece for multiple days. 

Boat: From Rhodes Town, there are daily boat trips that cost around 25 Euros. While seeing Rhodes from the water is amazing this will severely limit your time in Lindos. 

Getting to Lindos Greece

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Where to Stay in Lindos Greece

Our stay in Lindos started by ditching our car for two nights and checking into one of the best hotels on the island!

We spent two nights in Lindos Greece and honestly we could have stayed forever! While we do think Rhodes is such a unique island to explore you also need to stop, relax, and enjoy your holiday. We hope that our Lindos guide shows you just how perfect a destination this is!

We spent both nights at the Melenos Art Boutique Hotel in the heart of town. Here you’ll find luxury mixed with a unique design that beautifully tells the story of the island.

Our room had a stunning view of the ocean and all the upscale amenities we look for when traveling. The best part is it’s located just a few minute’s walk from the Lindos Acropolis!

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Early Morning at the Lindos Acropolis

There are some places in Europe that leave you truly speechless because of their historical significance. It’s safe to say that the Lindos Acropolis is one of these spots! The ruins inside date back to 4th Century B.C. and the castle walls were built by the legendary Knights of St. John.

It’s smart to go in the morning right when they open to be the first ones at the Acropolis. Here you can take a stroll through the ancient ruins and get a taste of what life was like thousands of years ago.

This is a site both history buffs and families will enjoy. Be sure to check out the following guide if you’re visiting Lindos with kids. The view of the Lindos beaches and village are spectacular from here as well! 

→ Lindos Acropolis: Fun Guide to the Iconic Monument of Rhodes Greece

Lindos Rhodes Acropolis

Exploring Lindos Village

The town may look small at first, but once you start making your way through the winding streets you’ll find it’s anything but that. Get lost in the maze of white-washed walls and cafes as you stroll around under the Acropolis. It’s hard not to enter the colorful bars and restaurants, and the shops have an abundance of clothing and souvenirs to take home. 

Lindos Village

The Best Lindos Beaches

From atop the Lindos Acropolis, you will see magnificent beaches on both sides of the coast. To your left is the popular Lindos and Pallas beaches while to your right is the picturesque St. Paul’s Bay. The good news is they’re so close together you can easily hit them all!

St. Paul’s Bay: St Paul’s Bay is one of those places that you’ve seen in pictures and probably brought you to Rhodes in the first place. The bay is completely surrounded by rocks giving off a crater-like atmosphere. Yet, inside is one of the most amazing beaches you’ll ever see! There is a restaurant at the beach and some chairs available to rent. However, if you want a beach chair in high season you’d better get there early in the morning!

Lindos Beach: This is the largest of the beaches in the area and one of the most popular. Pull up a chair and relax the day away or get out onto the crystal clear water. From shore, you can actually rent a small boat to cruise around and see more of the coastline. 

Pallas Beach: Grab a lounge chair in front of Skala Restaurant and spend the afternoon dunking in and out of the water.  This small extension of Lindos Beach is the perfect spot to relax after experiencing the Acropolis and village. 

Lindos Sea Caves: Head around the corner from Pallas Beach and walk along the rocks. Just a few minutes later along the coast, you’ll find an unreal sea cave. For those brave enough you can even swim all the way inside!

Lindos Beaches

Where to Eat & Drink in Lindos Rhodes

The Oldest Restaurant In Lindos

Mavrikos is not just one of the best restaurants in Rhodes, but all of Greece! First opening in 1933, this eatery in the main square is the pride of Lindos. Chef Dimitri Mavriko’s cooking has been featured everywhere from the Discovery Channel to the New York Times, and it’s easy to see why.

This upscale restaurant combines Greek cuisine with fresh ingredients, putting its own twist on classic dishes. After a long chat with the owner, we found out that the same family has run Mavrikos since the day they opened. This made our experience even that much more special.

Mavrikos Lindos

Mavrikos Lindos

Rooftop Dining Above Lindos Greece

One of the coolest parts about Lindos on Rhodes is that many of the best restaurants have rooftop dining. Can you imagine eating a delicious seafood meal while overlooking the Lindos Acropolis? How amazing is that!

We had dinner at Kalypso one evening and the food was fabulous. The restaurant itself used to be a 17th century captain’s house, only adding to the historic allure of Lindos Greece.

We also met the owners who told us their family story and how much love they put into their cooking. As we enjoyed our squid dinner gazing out at the castle, we couldn’t help but feel like we were in a fairytale. 

Kalypso Lindos Greece

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Have any questions on our Lindos guide, or want to share your favorite experiences in Lindos Greece? Leave us a comment below!

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

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Where to Stay in Rhodes Greece

Old Town Luxury – 10GR Hotel & Wine Bar – Set inside the historic walls of Old Town, this hotel doubles as the best wine bar on the island. The luxury rooms built inside caves style rooms give you a one of a kind escape from the city center. 

Old Town Budget– Mascot Garden Rooms & Mascot Boutique Hotel – These sister hotels are unique and fun places to stay just outside of Rhodes Old Town.  They are beautifully designed and a simple, but charming place to sleep after exploring all day. 

Old Town Hostel – Stay Hostel Rhodes – What separates Stay Hostel from others in town is that it offers a kitchen, multiple lounges, games room, gym, and home cinema! It’s also a great place to meet other travelers from around the globe. 

Monolithos Limeri Traditional Guesthouse – At Limeri you’ll find a traditional design equipped with modern amenities. Each room has a nice view from the balcony, and some even have a private jacuzzi! 

For more places to stay in Rhodes Greece you can explore the latest prices here!

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Greece Travel Planning 

 Packing Lists: Find all the inspiration you need with our Amazon packing lists. Including electronics and camera gear, must-have medical items, and long flight essentials!

When island hopping use FerriesinGreece to compare different routes, prices, and companies. 

 Flights: We always check Skyscanner and Kayak to search for cheap flights. That’s how we got from Crete to Athens for under $50 USD!

 Accommodation: Compare multiple sites to get to the best deal such as and Agoda! Also,  Hostelworld should be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget. 

 Rental Car: You can book a rental car for around $20 a day in Greece! We use Discover Cars to explore the larger islands with a vehicle.

 Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for activities in Rhodes Greece. You can find everything from a boat cruise with snorkeling and lunch, to a hop on hop off bus, and sunset dinner cruise

 Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without protection. We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years on the road and they are there when we need them.

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  1. Gabrielle
    May 28, 2022 / 9:19 am

    Thank you for this great article.

    Would love to know more about the sea cave and how to get there.

    Which roof top restaurants did you eat at ?

    Did you stay anywhere else in Rhodes

    • Brigitte & Jake
      May 28, 2022 / 11:28 am

      Thanks for reading Gabrielle!

      If you walk to the right from Pallas Beach along the rocks you will run right into the sea caves. Only a few minutes to get there!

      Rooftop dining is really special in Lindos. We ate at Kalypso and really enjoyed it but there are so many places to choose from.

      We have spent a good amount of time on Rhodes and wrote the one-week itinerary below that could be helpful. In addition to the beautiful beaches and old town, definitely check out the mountain villages if you get a chance, too!

      Hope that helps. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions 🙂

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