Explore Lindos on Rhodes Island On Foot
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It’s no secret that the Greek island of Rhodes is one of the most unique places to visit in Greece. Lindos, one of the main towns on the island, is filled with many wonders to see and it showcases Rhodes at its most intriguing. While there is clear evidence of life here in ancient times, it was also important during Medieval times. It is also a great pace to see on foot! Here are some of the sites you should explore while walking through the streets:
Walk the Streets
The Village of Lindos offers whitewashed wonders around every corner. You can spend hours wandering around town to admire and photograph the unique architecture. Cobbled, winding streets take visitors past cafes, shops, and eateries. This historic little fishing village is rarely crowded, and surprisingly, it offers an excellent nightlife scene after sunset. Many travelers find the Village of Lindos to be an excellent place to take day trip from Rhodes. If you get tired of walking, you can rest at one of Lindos’s cafes and enjoy a coffee or frozen yogurt.
See the Ancient Acropolis
The hilltop acropolis is the defining feature of Lindos. Visitors can take in stunning views of the town and surrounding blue waters as they climb up the hill to the historic site. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to see gates, reliefs, and the Castle of the Knights of St. John from the 14th century. The hike to the top takes about twenty minutes, but the colorful view and photo opportunities make the climb worth the trouble. Information plaques offer historical insights about the acropolis, so be sure to pay a visit to Lindos’s most well-known attraction.
Lounge on Lindos Beach
When you need a break from all the walking, consider spending some time at Lindos Beach! Here, soft, white sand meets the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Travelers often boast the softness of the sand and the relaxing, warm water. Sunbathing, swimming, and kayaking are popular at Lindos Beach, and there are several bars where you can grab your favorite drink and cool off. The shallow, gentle waters at Lindos Beach make it an excellent spot to bring children for a day of fun in the sun. Rent a sun bed or bring your own chairs for a relaxing, peaceful day at Lindos Beach.
Visit the Church of the Panagia
Built in 1300, the Dodecanese Church of the Panagia features a remarkable stone tower that you can’t miss. Inside the white walls of the church, intricate frescoes from the 19th century portray biblical scenes. Upon entry, your nose will be filled with the sweet aroma of burning incense as you take in the beauty of the temple’s interior. You can find the Church of the Panagia on the main stretch in the village, and be sure to dress appropriately if you plan to enter. Shorts aren’t allowed, and visitors wearing short clothing will be provided with a sarong upon entry.
If you’d like to explore Lindos on foot, you won’t want to miss the chance to see these sites!
This post was written by Greek Boston