Lindos Rhodes - about 55 km from Rhodes Town - is a must for all holidaymakers in Rhodes. The village is picturesquely situated on a rock where the Acropolis of Lindos stands. From about 10:00 clock Lindos is usually hopelessly overcrowded. Only from 16:00 clock it will be a little quieter. These times should be considered during a visit. Although Lindos lives almost exclusively from tourism, it still retains its charm. From the Acropolis you can enjoy a beautiful view over the east coast.
From the outside, the Acropolis does not betray its Hellenistic origins because the original complex was surrounded by a strong fortification in the Middle Ages by the Knights of St John, but inside are the Doric Stoa, propylaean ruins, the sanctuary of Athena and the Byzantine church of St John. The ruins of an ancient theatre have been discovered on the slope below the Acropolis.
There is a preservation order on the village, building that is very restricted. All the newer complexes are built in the surrounding areas, mainly up on Krana Hill.
Many celebrities have chosen to buy or build holiday homes in this beautiful traditional village with cobbled narrow streets and white-stuccoed houses sloping down to the sea.