Lindos Holidays – Beautifully restored village with stunning beaches
The second most visited destination on Rhodes is the large and picturesque village of Lindos located midway on the eastern coast. The beautiful white stone village attracts families, couples and groups of friends who come to take donkey rides to historic monuments such as the Acropolis and enjoy the stunning beaches. Every winding narrow street is home to tavernas, rooftop restaurants and shops, and cars are not permitted in the centre, giving Lindos a sense of tranquillity. The beaches at Lindos Bay, St Pauls Bay and Vlicha are superb and the perfect place to relax and try snorkelling, jet skiing and boating.
Excursions from Lindos can include glass bottom boat trips along the coast to Pefkos and the delights of Rhodes Town should be sampled at least once. Activities such as the huge water park, the amusement park, golf and the best nightlife on the island are available in Faliraki just 30 minutes from Lindos.
When to go
Lindos can be visited all year round thanks to the great climate but May through October is the most popular season. The summer months are hot and busy but due to the number of beaches there is never a problem with overcrowding. Many people prefer the warm and quiet spring and autumn months; this is the best time for lower rates on flights and accommodation and Lindos. Some of the hotels and restaurants close during the low season months including winter, but the weather is still warm and low cost holidays can be found during these seasons.
The weather in Lindos
Lindos boasts one of the best climates in Greece and you can expect uninterrupted sunshine during the long hot summer months. Daytime temperatures will creep over 30C from June through September while the evenings will be a pleasant 22C; ideal for dinners on the rooftop restaurants. Rainfall and humidity levels are low all year round with rain generally appearing from November through March. Spring and autumn bring warm weather with 20C plus temperatures while winters in Lindos will be cooler with some rain but plenty of sunshine and 15C temperatures.
Getting the best deal
Lindos is one of the most popular holiday locations on Rhodes and can be expensive during the peak summer months of July and August. Booking in advance will bring good discounts even during the peak summer months and school holidays. Spring, autumn and winter will see a more relaxed Lindos and some great savings can be made on self catering and all inclusive accommodation during these seasons. If you are flexible and can book at short notice then late deals are great money savers.
Take a look below at our best deals on holidays in Lindos and browse through our late deals offers.
Airport and transport need to know
There are frequent direct flights from most UK city airports to Rhodes from May through October. There are flights outside of the popular holiday season but they may be limited at certain airports. Flight time to Rhodes Airport (RHO) is approximately four hours and the airport provides a bar, restaurant, currency exchange, car hire and metered taxis. Transfer time to Lindos will be approximately 80 minutes with a taxi fare of 72 euros (£52) per car; taxis can carry up to four passengers.
Independently booking a shuttlebus online for the transfer is good alternative with a fare of 11 euros (£8) per person. If you wish to hire a car to explore Rhodes this service can be undertaken online with a cost of approximately 123 euros (£100) per week. Frequent buses travel across all parts of the island including Lindos from Rhodes Town.
The best beaches in Rhodes
The beaches in the Greek islands are regarded as some of the prettiest and most unspoilt in the world and the beaches on Rhodes are no exception. Boasting crystal clear sea waters and golden and white sands these beaches were made for relaxation. Many of the beaches on Rhodes have been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness, facilities and water purity. You can enjoy lively resort beaches with watersports, and secluded little coves for relaxation in the sun.
Lindos is home to more than its fair share of stunning beaches and St Pauls Bay is one of the prettiest on the island. The bay is located around a quarter of a mile south of the village and is one of the best spots for hiring a sun lounger and relaxing for the day. The Mediterranean Sea waters are shallow at the edge and safe for children to play in and there is a little beach bar at this beach.
Lindos has a number of nearby beaches and one of the best for watersports is the main beach also known as Pallas beach. There is a watersports centre at nearby Lardos and you can arrange catamaran sailing, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing and boat hire. This beach provides magnificent views of the village and acropolis and sun loungers can also be hired here.
The south of Rhodes is home to some amazing beaches that are the perfect place to escape the crowds. If you take a 20 minute drive north from Lindos you will reach a pristine stretch of sand called Masari beach. This large sand and pebble beach is quiet compared to the busier resort beaches and the perfect place to swim and sunbathe for the day.
Cheap holiday deals to Lindos
The Lindos Athena is a smart little family-friendly apartment hotel in the most photographed village in Rhodes. The emphasis here is on unhurried relaxation and easy-going sociability. The daytime scene centres on a good pool, well-kept gardens, immaculate sunny terraces and a laid-back poolside bar restaurant serving a good cooked breakfast and tasty home-cooking at very affordable prices.
These simple but modern low-rise apartments offer a comfortable base on a hilltop in the bustling resort of Lindos, where guests can enjoy stunning views out across the coast. As the property name suggests, it’s all about the dramatic views here, with the sights out across the landscape and the ancient acropolis being quite breathtaking, especially at night.