Heading to Rhodes? Make sure to get down to Lindos fishing village, a wonderful postcard perfect spot. Here are 16 photographs to ignite your wanderlust…
Postcards from Greece: Lindos
As I mentioned in my previous Postcards from Greece article, my personal highlight of the Island of Rhodes was the village of Lindos.
We were driving along a road, winding our way through the Greek hills. Approaching the coast, the hills to our left suddenly fell away. That’s when I first glimpsed Lindos Village, and it stole my heart. The collection of whitewashed sugar cube houses sits astride a tranquil turquoise bay. Rising above the village is a stone fortress, topped by an ancient acropolis. Mediterranean cypress completes the scene, adding some much needed green to the otherwise sun-kissed landscape.
Lindos sits on Rhodes’ east coast, approximately 50km south of Rhodes Town. It’s certainly worth a few days for both relaxation and exploration. If you enjoy your photography, then I think you’ll find something to pique your interest in and around Lindos.
~ Lindos Village ~
After parking the car, we headed into the village – a veritable rabbit warren. It is maze of sugar cube buildings, seemingly unaffected by the passing of time. Look a little closer and you’ll find quaint cafes, cool bars and welcoming family run restaurants. I casually walked, camera in hand, and seemingly around every corner was yet another picture perfect composition.
~ Ancient Ruins ~
Perched high above Lindos is a beautifully preserved acropolis. The walk up is steep, but the reward is worth it: stunning coastal views, and the composition of the acropolis’ ancient columns against the blue backdrop. The Acropolis dates back to the 4th century, the ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia, which was dedicated to Athena, the Goddess of Goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and war. Quite a collection of skills, that.
~ Rugged Coastline ~
As well as the Acropolis, the clifftop, some 115m above the sea, offers stunning views across the coastline. Rugged rocks, turquoise waters, sheltered beaches.
If this article has piqued your interest, for more information about Lindos and Rhodes itself, check out the Rhodes Guide website, with more travel facts, and overview of the island and accommodation information.
Let me know if you’ve been to Lindos. Did it have the same mesmerising affect on you as it did me?