The Acropolis and the settlement of Lindos are amazing attractions and two of the most visited and photographed sites on Rhodes. Make your time here absolutely priceless by visiting the monuments that bear witness to the long history and rich culture of Lindos.
Climb the rock to the Acropolis and marvel at the Doric temple of Athena Lindia, a renowned pilgrimage in the Mediterranean throughout the antiquity, and the amazing views of southeastern Aegean.
Stroll into the fortified medieval castle built by the Hospitaler Knights of the order of St John.
On your way back to the village we highly recommend paying a visit at the ancient amphitheater, located at the foot of the Acropolis. And while you are there, walk a bit further to enjoy the tranquility and harmony of St Paul’s Bay where, according to the legend, Apostle Paul disembarked in Rhodes, on his way to continental Greece.
In the village center visit the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary with its impressive bell tower, the amazing 15th-century frescoes, and pebbled floors as well as the adjoining ecclesiastical museum.
Want an extra feeling of medieval Lindos? Then do visit the Papakonstantis mansion, an early 17th c. captain’s house turned into a museum. Admire the exquisite stone reliefs surrounding the doors and window frames, the pebbled floors or the painted wooden beams that support the roofs, architectural features that, among others, promoted the declaration of Lindos as a historically preserved locus by the Ministry of Culture.
You may visit the Lindian traditional residence with its “soufas” decorated by the “sperveri” – the nuptial fine embroider curtain that separated the couple’s bed from the rest of the house. Opposite to the entrance you will see the “skoutelotixos” where the fine 17th c. Iznik ware, acquired from the most renowned Ottoman pottery workshops of Nicaea, in the 17th c. were exhibited for the visitors to admire the household’s wealth.
Waterskiing, jet skiing, diving, snorkeling, are offered in one or the other of the three beaches of Lindos, but if you like more action, you can drive to Prasonisi, the southern tip of the island where a variety of surfing is available on the spot.
Dive in crystal clear blue waters and explore destinations around the island. Take a day cruise or a trip by catamaran around the island and enjoy the amazing Aegean Sea. The Dodecanese island complex – with Rhodes as the administrative and historic capital - comprises of twelve islands, each with different architecture, characteristics, and culture. Discover islands close-by like Symi, Chalki, Tilos and even those a bit further like Kos, Kastelorizo, Nisiros, Kalymnos, Leros and Patmos.