Lindos is the ultimate destination to relax, explore and discover ancient history. The beaches are postcard-worthy, the town features incredible shopping and delicious food. And of course the historic Acropolis of Lindos sits high over it all…
Day 1: Arrival to the Acropolis
Sigma Travel Tour of the Acropolis
Sigma Travel offers an excursion from other parts of the island to Lindos, where you can tour the Acropolis and walk around the picturesque village. We took the tour directly from Rhodes to Lindos as our transportation. The bus ride was comfortable and easy, with great information given during the entire ride!
Acropolis of Lindos
The walk up the Acropolis is a journey in itself. You’ll past through the village and then a few hundred steps until you’ve arrived at the top! It is breathtaking and full of so much history. Not to mention the views! You can see the village of Lindos, surrounding beaches and the clear blue Aegean sea. There is a lot to discover at the Acropolis, so take your time exploring. We spent almost 3 hours taking pictures and walking around.
The Lindian Pearl served as our apartment for our 3 days in Lindos. We could not have picked a better place to stay. The room was clean, modern and comfortable with a kitchen. AND we even had a balcony overlooking the Acropolis. A quick walk took us to everywhere that we needed to go!
St. Pauls Bay
Our first stop after we got settled in our new home was St. Paul’s Bay. We’d seen it from a distance during the tour of the Acropolis and knew we had to check it out. The bay is shaped like a HEART and the water is clear and turquoise. Peaceful and perfect are the words to describe this paradise.
Dimitris’ Beach Bar
Located directly on the water at St. Paul’s Bay, this restaurant serves fresh Greek food with a stunning view. Alternate between your beach chairs and the restaurant all day and you will be one happy traveler.
Right when we walked into Kalypso, we immediately felt like family. We were seated on the roof, looking out to the Acropolis. And when the food came out, we were instantly hooked. This was the most delicious food we ate during our trip in Rhodes. People – check! View – check! Food – Triple check! It’s not surprising we paid a few more visits to Kalypso during our 3 days in Lindos…
Day 2: A day of LOVE – Our First Wedding Anniversary
Crepes for Breakfast
During our many strolls in Lindos’ center, we couldn’t help but notice (and smell) all the crepe shops on every street. These were by far the BEST breakfasts we had in Lindos – especially the crepes that incorporated Greek yogurt and Greek honey (the most delicious of honey of all time). A light way to start the day, since the rest of the day meant feasting on Greek meats and feta cheese.
Palace Beach is the larger beach in Lindos. There are 2 sides, both with lots of chairs to relax in and restaurants for your snacking needs. The water is completely clear and the perfect temperature for swimming. Be sure to grab a float in town beforehand. Float around and take in all the beauty!
Yes, we went back! This night was a very special night for us – our first wedding anniversary! Kiki and her husband, who own the restaurant, set up a romantic table with champagne, flowers, white linens with the best view they had! It was the most memorable (and delicious) night EVER and the food was out of this world delicious.
Day 3: Paddle Boat Discoveries and More Greek Cuisine
St. Pauls Bay
We returned to St. Paul’s Bay, but this time with water shoes so that we can properly discover. With the crystal clear water, fish swimming everywhere and caves surrounding the bay, there was so much to look at. It was the perfect way to begin our last day in Lindos.
Church of Panagia
What an enchanting place. Full of incredible history and unique ancient artifacts. A definite must during your visit to Lindos. This church is said to have been built in the 11th century, and is still used today for weekly mass and other religious ceremonies.
The perfect place in Lindos to grab a delicious gyro and a Mythos. The gyros are reasonably priced: 2-3 euros each! They are everything you’d want in your greek pita and more. It was nice to have a quick spot to eat lunch, rather than waste a few hours inside on a beautiful day.
Palace Beach Paddle Boating
Back to Palace Beach, but this time, we came for the paddle boats! For just 10 euros/hour, you can rent a paddle boat and explore other small islands. Grab 2 chairs and an umbrella for 8 euros, relax in the warm Greek sun , then hop on a paddle boat and start discovering.
Dionysos Restaurant & Bar
On our last night in Rhodes, we visited Dionysos Restaurant & Bar. We heard amazing things about the seafood pasta and wanted to give it a try. The restaurant had a lovely view, and the best fried feta with honey we had during our trip! The rumors proved true about their seafood pasta too. Great food, reasonable prices (50 euros for both of us) and beautiful atmosphere.
Kalypso (for drinks this time!)
One last visit to say goodbye to our new friends at Kalypso. We stopped in for a glass of white wine (the white wine in Greece is delicious), and 2 of their freshly-made daily desserts. They added our Surviving Europe sticker to their restaurant menus, and wished us farewell! We will never forget our new friends.
Day 4: Last Minute Shopping and Our Departure
The shopping in Lindos was one of our favorite parts of the village. The shops are not as touristy as other parts of Rhodes. All the crafts are handmade, and the shop owners are friendly instead of pushy. I found some beautiful jewelry to remember Lindos by!
Taxi to Airport
There are a few ways to get to the airport, but in order to stay in Lindos longer, we decided to take a cab. A cab ride to the airport costs 67 euros, and you need to reserve one the night before. Visit the taxi stand, where you’ll give the driver a 10 euro deposit. They’ll give you a cab number and card, so that you know where to go in the morning.
You can also take a bus from Lindos to Rhodes, and then another bus from Rhodes to Lindos. But be sure to leave about 3 hours if you choose this option!
Lindos will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Not only because of the bright white buildings, historic sites, clear beaches and delicious food. The people are what made this village extra special.
Celebrating our first wedding anniversary during our first European adventure since we moved abroad was meaningful in so many ways. And there is no better place to spend such a special occasion than the magical village of Lindos, Greece.