Lindos is an archaeological site, a town and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is a municipal unit. It lies on the east coast of Rhodes island. It is about 50 km south of the town of Rhodes and its fine beaches makes it a popular tourist and holiday destination. Lindos is situated in a large bay and faces the fishing village and small resort of Haraki.
Lindos was founded by the Dorians led by the king Tlepolemus of Rhodes, who arrived in about the 10th century BC. It was one of six Dorian cities in the area known as the Dorian Hexapolis. The eastern location of Rhodes made it a natural meeting place between the Greeks and the Phoenicians, and by the 8th century Lindos was a major trading centre. Its importance declined after the foundation of the city of Rhodes in the late 5th century.
In classical times the acropolis of Lindos was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC.
Many of the travel agencies operating in Lindos and Pefkos organize day trips. Some of the most popular tours that we recommend you is round the island cruise to the south of the island including a visit to Prassonisi and the point where the two seas, daily escape in Simi etc.
In Lindos operate several taverns and restaurants that offer visitors a great choice to satisfy everyone tastes. You can enjoy homemade traditional dishes, fresh fish and seafood, popular recipes of Greek cuisine, Italian specialties and many international dishes and fast food. Prices are affordable to all. You can combine the quality of flavors with good prices. Many restaurants have a menu and price list at the entrance of the store to inform customers about the prices and the dishes served so they can decide whether to enter the restaurant.
During your stay in Lindos it is worth visiting one of the restaurants with roof garden, which offer fantastic views over the village and the Acropolis. Many restaurants have a terrace, while others are built around traditional pebbled courtyards, and some work in old traditional village houses that have been converted into commercial spaces. The atmosphere is unique to enjoy a meal.
The nightlife options offered by Lindos visitors are many and all tastes. You can relax with a drink in a traditional courtyard, enjoying the atmosphere of a bygone era, or have fun at the bars with music choosing one that meets your musical preferences. Many of these nightspots have terraces with wonderful views.