Lindos is a traditional settlement on the island of Rhodes. It has a rich history as it was one of the three ancient cities of the island and the one with the richest naval tradition.
It is the birthplace of Kleovoulos, one of the seven wise men of antiquity; Harris, the sculptor of the famous Colossus; Panatheos, the philosopher who introduced the Stoic philosophy in Rome.
This coastal settlement is washed by the southern Aegean Sea and is about 55 km from the city of Rhodes, located at Cape Krana on the eastern coast of the island.
The scenic narrow alleys, the beautiful beaches, the magnificent view of the sea, but especially the Lindos Acropolis, which dominates the settlement, have made Lindos a popular tourist destination.
The Acropolis, built in a natural fortification, has been used since the beginning of Lindos's history and is interwoven, not only with the history of Lindos but with the history of the whole island. In this small space, they used it and left to its signs of their presence, the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Ioannis Knights.
Lindos is along with Paleochora of Chania one of the warmest parts of Greece,
with an average annual temperature of 21.4 ° C
Nowadays Lindos is a popular tourist destination. It is characteristic that Lindos Citadel is ranked third in a series of visits across Greece. This site has monuments from all the long history of Lindos - ancient Greek, Roman, Christian, Hippocratic.
Beyond its acropolis, Lindos has a beautiful traditional settlement with scenic alleys and buildings of a particular architecture, but also a unique beauty, natural view.
It is characteristic that the small beach of Agios Pavlos in the homonym bay has been characterized as one of the 10 best in Europe. Emblems are also donkeys that offer walks for visitors within the settlement and can lead them to the Acropolis.
It is worth noting that some scenes from the film The Cannons of Navarone were filmed in Lindos.
Continue to the village of Lindos.
• Enjoy an afternoon walk:
In the unique beauty of the modern settlement of Lindos, a beautiful traditional village that has been declared a preservable. Wander through the narrow alleys with the arches reminiscent of a Cycladic settlement. Admire the impressive Kapitanasites (16th-18th centuries) with the high walls and arched doorways embellished with coats of arms and heavy wooden doors.
Do not forget to visit one of them • their interior, the right folklore museum, hides unexpected surprises: paved courtyards with elaborate pebble designs, exquisitely decorated ceilings. The church of the Virgin Mary of Lindos is magnificent with the amazing frescoes of the 15th century, in the center of the village.