The truth about Lindos

If you’re holidaying in Lindos, just be prepared for how hilly it is!

The town is a sea of beautiful white buildings, housing narrow winding streets with shops and restaurants spilling out onto them. It sits beneath the impressive acropolis, an archaeological site which stands in stark contrast to the modern world infiltrating it.

Most of the large hotel complexes are dotted along the coastline, a short taxi ride away from the acropolis. However, there are some lovely places up on the hillside which are only a short walk from town.

A short walk… but a steep and knackering one!

There is one main slope you have to walk down to get into the heart of the town. I often saw tourists stopping halfway down the hill to buy essential refreshments, like cold drinks and ice creams, and parents abandoning buggies and hoisting their kids onto their shoulders. Even in the cooler evening air I was out of breath most nights… admittedly after a huge 3-course dinner!

Most tourists flock to Lindos for the beautiful beaches and St Paul’s Bay is stunning, it’s true. But again it is at the bottom of the steep hill so make sure you plan your hill climb wisely… we attempted the walk in the midday heat and it was exhausting!

I don’t want to put you off going to Lindos though, because it’s a beautiful and interesting place to visit. There are tonnes of rooftop restaurants to choose from, offering a welcome breeze and stunning views across the town.

Also… the best taramasalata I’ve ever tasted!

There are plenty of day trips to go on as well as beaches to crisp on. My main tip is to use public transport instead of going on the tour trips offered. The tours are not only expensive, but leave you with barely any time to look around the destinations you’re visiting as they have so many hotel pickups to do and often stop off at places like olive oil farms en route.

Tour companies will tell you the local buses are crowded and take ages but we heard from fellow holidaymakers that this isn’t true at all. Going by public transport will give you much more freedom and time to explore, whether you’re visiting Rhodes Town or taking a boat to one of the islands.

x Morts x

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