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Lindos is a beautiful ancient town located on the southeastern part of Rhodes, just about fifty kilometers away from the capital Rhodes Town. Rich history, fantastic beaches and great nightlife is what makes Lindos a very popular holiday destination on Rhodes Island. Above the town is the famous Acropolis which offers amazing views on the Lindos Bay and the coastline. The citadel was successively built and fortified by Greeks, Byzantines, Romans, Ottoman Turks and the Knights of St. John. A half a million people on average visit Lindos each year, so it is among the most popular travel destinations on Rhodes Island.
Lindos is blessed with beautiful weather all year long. Average summer temperature is 28 C, and July and August often have temperatures way above 30 C. May, June and September are also ideal months to visit Lindos when it is not too hot, but pleasantly warm. Even summer night temperatures are ideal in Lindos, rarely going down below 20 C.
In Lindos you will see plenty of typical whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets. It is not uncommon to see some donkeys in the narrow alleys transporting different things. The town of Lindos has kept its traditional Greek charm and it had not lost its identity despite being visited by so many tourists. The nightlife in Lindos is one of the best on the island, with lots of lively bars, pubs, nightclubs and quality restaurants.
When it comes to beaches, there are three great beaches in Lindos. Megali Paralia is the busiest and the main beach of Lindos, Pallas Beach is a quieter beach, and St. Paul Bay Beach is the smallest. All beaches are equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, changing cabins, toilets, showers, and you can find many options for water sports. You can go on numerous boat trips from Lindos, and most attractive excursion is by riding a boat that has a glass bottom. All beaches have cafés and beach bars for refreshments.
Town of Lindos has a very nice architecture. All of its ancient rulers have left some mark in the development of the town. In Lindos you will find plenty of lovely chapels and churches. Church of Panagia has very attractive paintings inside. The Church of Virgin Mary is another impressive place to see, full of frescoes dating back from the 15th century.
Besides historical places, churches and beaches, there are some very attractive events to attend in Lindos as well. In the month of June there is one very attractive annual rock festival called “Rhodes Rock”. It attracts rock music lovers from everywhere, and this three-day festival of Rock features lots of cover bands, tribute bands and many popular Rock groups. The Rhodes Rock Festival is held at the ancient amphitheatre in Lindos and attracts large crowds every year.
Another interesting event to attend is the World Tourism Day held in the month of September. This event promotes Rhodes tourism industry to the visitors. All towns and villages take part in the festivities and have their stands on Lindos main square. During this event the main square is turned into a big stage where everybody gathers to enjoy good food, music and dancing.