Top Things To Do in Lindos, Rhodes (Greece)

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Lindos is a beautiful village on the Greek island of Rhodes. It is situated 55 km away from the town of Rhodes and 50 km away from Rhodes airport. Although Lindos is a small village there are many things to do and see when you get there. Lindos is very picturesque with white houses, two beautiful beaches within walking distance, and a very important archaeological site, the Acropolis of Lindos.

Lindos village Rhodes
Lindos village Rhodes
St-Pauls's bay from above-Lindos Rhodes
St-Pauls’s bay from above Lindos Rhodes

How to get to Lindos Rhodes

There are a few ways you can get to Lindos.

By car: The road going to Lindos is good with a lot of signs. Going by private car is the fastest way to get to Lindos apart from the taxi.

By taxi: You can go to Lindos by taxi but it is quite expensive. From the airport which is 50 km away, it will cost you around 63 euros.

By bus (Ktel): You can get the bus to Lindos, it is quite cheap but it takes a lot of time because it makes a lot of stops on the way. From Rhodes town to Lindos the bus takes 1h 30m and it costs 5,50 € one way.


The view from the Acropolis Lindos Rhodes
The view from the Acropolis Lindos Rhodes

Where to stay in Lindos Rhodes

Here are my picks for the best accommodations in Lindos, Rhodes:

Aqua Grand Exclusive Deluxe Resort

An adults-only deluxe hotel located 1km away from Lindos town at the seafront. It offers elegant rooms with a private balcony, air conditioning, free wi-fi, and balconies with Aegean Views. Other hotel amenities include three swimming pools, many dining options, and a spa.

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St Paul’s Fedra

Only 1 minute away from St Paul’s beach these furnished studios offer an equipped kitchen with a fridge, kettle, and a stovetop, air-conditioned rooms, and free wi-fi.

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Lambis Studios & Apartments

Just 12 minutes walk from the beach and the center of town, it offers studios with kitchenette, private bathrooms with shower, and a balcony. Other hotel amenities include a swimming pool, a children’s pool, a children’s playground, & free Wi-Fi.

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Lindos Athena Hotel

Offers basic air-conditioned accommodation within walking distance from Lindos town and the beach. Rooms are also equipped with a fridge and a safety box. A swimming pool, a poolside snack bar, and free Wi-Fi can also be found at the property.

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You might also be interested in: The best places to stay in Rhodes.

The Acropolis of Lindos Rhodes

One of the top things to see in the village of Lindos is the Acropolis. The Acropolis can be seen from everywhere in the village since it is situated on the top of a rock. As you enter the village you can follow the path to the Acropolis on foot it is a 10 m ascend or you can take one of the many donkeys. The donkey ride currently costs 5 €. I decided to go on foot, it wasn’t that bad and I felt really sorry for the donkeys. You should be careful as you walk through some of the small roads of the village because the donkeys run pretty fast when they don’t have people on them.

Donkeys resting at the top of the Acropolis Lindos
Donkeys resting at the top of the Acropolis Lindos
Outside of the Acropolis at Lindos Rhodes
Outside of the Acropolis at Lindos Rhodes
Climbing at the Acropolis in Lindos
Climbing at the Acropolis in Lindos

The Golden Age of Lindos was between the 7th and 6th century B.C. Lindos played at the time a leading role in the Greek colonisation movement and it was a major trading centre. In the 6th century B.C. it was ruled by Cleobulus, one of the seven sages of Greece. During his time the temple of Athena was built, on the site of an earlier structure. At the Hellenistic and Roman times, more buildings were added. In the 14th century the Knights of St. John built the fortress in order to defend the island against the Ottomans.

relief of a boat Lindos
relief of a boat Lindos
Byzantine Church of St John at the Acropolis Lindos
Byzantine Church of St John at the Acropolis Lindos

As you enter the archaeological site of the Acropolis you will see a relief of a boat carved into the rock that dates from 180 B.C. Then you will climb a large stairway that leads to the administrative buildings of the Knights. As you pass through them you will arrive in an open space. On the first level, there is the Byzantine church of St. John built around the 13th or 14th century on the remains of an older church, the remains of a temple probably from the Roman period, a large Hellenistic stoa and the stairway to the Propylaia.  On the top of the stairs is the temple of Athena Lindia among other buildings.

Athena Lindia - Temple of Athens Lindia Rhodes
Temple of Athens Lindia Rhodes
Me at the Acropolis of Lindos Rhodes
Me at the Acropolis of Lindos Rhodes

The view from the Acropolis is incredible. From there you can see the white houses of the village of Lindos and the main beach along with the beautiful St Paul’s bay.

Try to go to the Acropolis as early as possible because it can get very hot. Put some sunscreen, a hat and take some water with you.

Tickets for Lindos Acropolis cost. Full: 6,00 € Reduced: 3,00€

You might also want to check out: what to see in Rhodes from Lindos to Prasonisi. 

Other things to do in Lindos Rhodes

  • You can wander through the little alleyways of Lindos village. Don’t worry if you get lost, they were built like this on purpose to confuse the pirates. You can also admire the big residences of the captains with the big wooden doors and the emblems on the top.  I have seen the most amazing doors in Lindos.
  • There are a lot of cute souvenir shops through the alleys, many bars and restaurants with rooftops offering incredible views.
donkey ride at Lindos Rhodes
donkey ride at Lindos Rhodes

Lindos Beaches

Your trip to Lindos is incomplete if you don’t go for a swim in one of the two beaches that are within walking distance from the village.

Lindos main beach: As you descend the main road leading to the village on your left-hand sight you will see a sign that says Lindos beach. It is a 5 – 10 min walk from there. The beach has white sand and crystal clear waters. It is an organized beach with sun beds, umbrellas and a beach bar.

Lindos main beach
Lindos main beach

St Paul’s Bay: If you have been to Lindos Acropolis you will have seen the incredible beach from above. In order to reach St Paul’s Bay you have to walk through the village. It is better to ask the locals for directions once you are there. It is a 15-minute walk to reach the beach. Once you are there you will see two bays a small one with umbrellas and sunbeds on the one side and a bigger one which is organized as well on the other side. There is also the small church of St. Pauls which is a popular venue for weddings due to its incredible location.

Check out the best beaches in Rhodes!

St Paul's bay Lindos Rhodes
St Paul’s bay Lindos Rhodes
one side of St-Paul's bay Lindos
one side of St-Paul’s bay Lindos
St-Paul's church Lindos
St-Paul’s church Lindos

Have you ever been to Lindos Rhodes?  What did you enjoy the most?

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12 thoughts on “Top Things To Do in Lindos, Rhodes (Greece)”

  1. Is there enough to do in Lindos (bars restaurants shops etc.) without having to go to Rhodes town for attractions and more things to do?
    Many thanks,

    • Thanks for your comment. Lindos has a lot of restaurants and bars, shops and two beautiful beaches. I think there are enough things to do there if you want to spend a leisurely holiday. A visit to Rhodes town for a day to see the sites is a must though. It can be easily done by the public bus.

    • Plenty to keep you entertained in Lindos.
      I have been going there for over 30 years. But Rhodes Town with the Medieval old town is also not to be missed. Rhodes is a beautiful island and there are many other things to see and do too.

  2. Lovely post on Lindos.

    I have been here many times and I actually have my own home on the island, although it is inland.

    I like that you mention the villas and apartments when it comes to places to stay too. Although there are lots of big resorts around, there is nothing like the local Greek feel to a small apartment.

    You have some gorgeous photos here and it seems like you had a really great time. Lindos is amazing, and I encourage everyone to see it if they are planning a trip to Rhodes.

    Very nice website. I enjoyed my visit.



    • Thanks, Chris for the tips. Lindos was one of my favorite places to visit and I definitely want to go back soon.

  3. Have been several times but only for the day. Lindos is lovely. Going this year to stay for a week there. Have been to the main Lindos beach but haven’t tried St. Paul’s bay yet. Wanted to know if there were any boat trips from Lindos? Maybe to go to Rhodes town for the day or a sunbathing/snorkeling trip?

    • As far as I remember there are some boat trips in Lindos but not to Rhodes town. You need to take the bus to get there.


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