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Destination guide

Staying in a lovely Lindos holiday let

Lindos is like something out of a Greek epic. It studs a dusty hill with the silhouettes of ancient temples and sinewy castles. Below that, a spread of brilliant-white cubist cottages clutches the edges of a mountain, soon giving way to clusters of olive trees and then a long crescent of beige sand that rolls into the Aegean. Once you've got over the initial wow factor, you can be doubly impressed by the sheer wealth of Lindos holiday lettings on offer. They range from detached villas for families to romantic little apartments snuggled amid the whitewashed townhouses.

History

Amazing history around Lindos holiday cottages

Layer upon layer of history coalesces in Lindos. As the muscular acropolis rises above the sea, it plays host to all sorts of fascinating archaeological finds. The earliest will take you back to the heroic age of ancient Greece, when the mystical sage, Cleobulus, is said to have ruled Rhodes. On top of those sit the haunting outline of the Athena Lindia temple, with its series of rough-hewn stones and half-ruined peristyles. Then come Roman remains, probably left by Diocletian sometime in the 3rd or 4th century AD. And crowning the lot? A formidable Castle of the Knights of Saint John, laced with battlements and medieval gatehouses, built on strong Byzantine foundations.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Lindos

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Lindos a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Valley of the Butterflies (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Afandou Golf Course (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Lindos

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Lindos. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pefkos Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Seven Springs (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Lindos Beach (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Vlycha Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • St. Pauls Bay (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Kalathos Beach (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
Beaches

The finest beaches close to Lindos holiday homes

  • The Lindos main beach spreads out along the bay, just below Lindos town, and is often hailed as the most beautiful in Rhodes
  • Pallas Beach is a smaller arc of sand on Lindos bay, home to great seafood taverns and boating jetties
  • Those who like a taste of luxury will enjoy the chic bars that line Vlycha Beach's pebbles, to the north
  • The secluded cove of Saint Paul's Bay is a place that's bound to get the romance flowing – calling all honeymooners
How to get there

Transport options to and around Lindos

Fly into Rhodes (RHO-Diagoras), the closest airport, located 20.4 mi (32.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

How to get from A to B in Lindos

If you don't mind dodging groaning pack donkeys and navigating narrow Greek alleys, then simply walking around Lindos can be a real pleasure. It's possible to reach all the main sights on foot, from the acropolis to the shimmering beachfront. A solitary bus squeezes through the small town, linking to the main bus terminal on the road close by – that's where to catch long-distance routes to Rhodes Town, although regular ferries also leave for Lindos from Mandraki Harbour. Loads of Lindos holiday homes that sit outside the tight-knit historic centre also have room to park up a rental car, and having your own wheels will give you all the freedom you need to explore the island's beaches and peaks.

Food & drink 

Greek cuisine beckons on Lindos

Prepare the taste buds for a spell of Aegean flavours in Lindos. Tavernas pack into the narrow alleys of the little village to offer a medley of local treats. Crispy meliasti pastries can start things off. They are a samosa-like filo pastry packet, flled with feta cheese and topped with a drizzle of island honey and sesame seeds. Spicy hummus is also a mainstay here, drawing on the aromatic kitchens of Turkey and the Middle East, which both sit just across the water from Rhodes. And then there's the seafood. Head to the seaside fish restaurants to get stuck into that. Deep-fried calamari and simply grilled bream cuts are the norm. You'll usually get the latter showered in olive oil, lemon juice and rosemary.

Essential info

Facts about Lindos

  • Lindos is on the Aegean island of Rhodes
  • Rhodes International Airport is the main place to arrive on the island from the air
  • The permanent population of Lindos is around 4,000
  • Consider booking your Lindos holiday cottage early, if you want to come between June and August
  • Lindos has a long season, warming up in May and staying hot until around October

How many holiday rentals are available around Lindos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 608 holiday lettings around Lindos. From 393 villas to 65 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lindos?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lindos. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lindos Beach: 902 holiday lettings
  • St. Pauls Bay: 876 holiday lettings
  • Acropolis of Lindos: 894 holiday lettings
  • Kalathos Beach: 918 holiday lettings
  • Tomb of Cleobulus: 920 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lindos listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Lindos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 393 Villas in Lindos. Our other popular types of Lindos holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 65 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 106 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lindos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 408 holiday homes with pool available in Lindos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.