Whitewashed houses, ambling donkeys and car-free cobbled streets are the order of the day at Lindos, on the east coast of Rhodes. This pretty village has a preservation order on it which means nothing can disturb its authentic old-school Greekness. It welcomes lively nights, though, so you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants here.
There’s a choice of beaches at Lindos. Pallas, to the north, is a sandy spot that’s favoured by the locals. It’s well-stocked with sunbeds and umbrellas, plus there’s a watersports centre and a jetty where you can hop on a glass-bottomed boat. And on the south side you’ve got the sand and pebbles of St Paul’s. Both beaches have bars and cafés.
History around each corner
Lindos’ Roman, Turkish, Italian and Byzantine rulers have all left their architectural mark on the place. And throughout the tiny, narrow streets you’ll see the village’s signature black-and-white chochlaki pebbled floors. There are some lovely churches, too – elaborate frescoes of biblical scenes greet you inside the whitewashed Church of Panagia. The whole scene is watched over by the ruined acropolis on top of the hill.
Daytrips to Rhodes Town
About an hour’s drive away is the island’s capital, Rhodes Town. Here you can get a real taste of the Middle Ages in the UNESCO-listed old town. Enclosed within honey-coloured walls, a warren of stone streets packs in galleries, museums and a 14th-century knights’ palace. The cobbled passageways are also home to tucked-away boutiques and cafés, where you can stop for off for a coffee or meze.
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