Lindos is a fascinating place, and regarded as the best resort in Rhodes. It is typically Greek and built around the Acropolis which dates back to 300BC. There are also the Captains Houses, which traditionally all look out to sea. Some of which are now beautifully restored as restaurants as is the luxurious Conde Nast Hotel Melenos. Lindos is a fascinating maze of narrow cobbled streets and white washed houses that almost cling to the hillside that is topped with an Acropolis, the temple of Athena.
Lindos is the most visited and photographed area on the island. A preservation order ensures that the village is not subject to change, and the narrow streets ensure that the only traffic you’ll see is the donkey!!
The main beach surrounds a perfect natural harbour, into which arrive daily boat trips from Rhodes Town, tall ships and many other craft. It is a busy beach, with something for everyone. Take a boat trip, or a lazy sea cruise from the local jetty, or just relax.
St Paul’s Bay, is much smaller, and more sheltered. Here you can swim out into the bay, in the beautifully clear water, without a worry in the world. It has over the years become more and more popular, and the small church on the side of the bay, is now host to over 700 weddings a year, the vast majority of which are people from the UK.
Pefkos ( Πεύκη )
Pefkos is a seaside village that over the last fifteen years has grown into a buzzing little resort. It has some glorious beaches, and is popular with locals too. A very friendly and welcoming place, with a wide variety of bars, cafes and tavernas.
This is a typical Greek Village, with a main square, surrounded by tavernas, shops, and bars.
Some 5Km from Lindos, in a rural and hospitable area, you will find a more typically Greek lifestyle, rather than the tourist centres of Lindos, and Pefkos.