Lindos is an old town over 3000 years old situated on the Greek Island of Rhodes. This historic town is said to be a must see when on Rhodes.
After a couple of days at the lovely Levante Beach resort (which you can read about here), mostly enjoying watersports, I was quite keen to see some of the island of Rhodes. Lindos sounded like a perfect excursion- history, culture and a bit of challenge.
Approaching Lindos we glimpsed the Acropolis (the main reason most people visit) from the coach as we rounded a corner. The coach dropped us off after the c. 45 minute journey outside the town in a square for coaches and taxis along the main road.
We walked down to the main square where a huge tree forms the centre of a roundabout. The street was busy with traffic, the pavement non-existent at places. We braved it none-the-less. From the tree the choice is to go down to the beach (… looked tempting) or up through the winding streets and shops towards the Acropolis.
The shops that line the maze of old cobbled streets sell all sorts of tourist treasures, art and crafty souvenirs. There are ice cream shops and eateries. The donkey station is also found here, in case you might want to take a donkey to the Acropolis instead of walking. I was tempted.
Lindos is truly beautiful- steeped in history. Glimpsing in alleys, looking at arches and doorways this history and culture is evident.
Once past you leave the whitewashed buildings of Lindos behind, you walk up a winding path. Local lacemakers sell their wares along the path. Take a bottle of water, for it is a steep hot walk taking 20 minutes or so.
At the top you are well-rewarded for your efforts, when you enter the ancient Acropolis, including the world-renowned Temple of “Lindian Athena”.
My legs were shaking as we went up the final flight of steps in the Acropolis. It is high! It is also beautiful and very impressive.
Coming down is easier and you always get to see things from a different angle, spot new things peep in courtyards, glimpse onto roof terraces.
It’s the perfect time to find a café and enjoy a drink or two and perhaps some snacks as a reward for your climb.
Lindos is a gorgeous town to visit, I would’ve loved to have stay longer than our excursion afforded us, but I certainly got a flavour for all that it has to offer.
During my trip to Lindos there was something missing: I missed having my family to share this experience with me. Exploring such a fabulous town can be so much more magical and exciting with children.
You get to tell stories of days long gone and weave stories of your own with them on how they imagine the past. You see things in a little through their fresh eyes too.
You get to be the hero as you help them concur the mountain. Maybe even let them do it on a donkey.
Rewards of ice cream and baklava are more delicious when accompanied by giggles of happy children.
My trip to Levante Beach resort in Rhodes really highlighted what the perfect family holiday is for us: it’s finding the right balance between relaxing and being active; having the opportunity to explore and discover new places; to create memories that last a life-time.
Further to the couple of days on Rhodes, I realised that we spend very little adult time just Dadonthebrink and me. After seeing the Mark Warner childcare provisions I know we would have an opportunity spend some quality time together and know that the kids aren’t missing out on any fun.
I’d love to share such experiences with my children and husband and enjoy some adult time too, so this is my application to become a Mark Warner Ambassador.
Would you be tempted to hire a donkey to take you up to the Acropolis?
The entry to the Acropolis was 6 Euros.
We found the Rainbird Bar a lovely place to sit and enjoy a drink or two.
My trip to Lindos was part of a trip organised by Mark Warner for 12 bloggers. All the views and content are my own and my hosts have had no editorial influence.