24 Hours in Lindos

The main reason for visiting Rhodes Island was for my cousin Cara's wedding.  We did have some time however to visit Rhodes city and Lindos 

We flew into Rhodes and had to join the thousands of people trying to get from the airport to their hotels.  A public bus service was running but the only way to get on the bus was to push your way on.  Coming from New Zealand this is just not in our physche.  It took us two busses and nearly 3 hours to get from the airport to Lindos just an hour away.  We arrived in the heat of the day and had to walk quite a distance to get to Filoxenia, a beautiful little B&B hidden away but within easy walking distance to the village centre.  The courtyard where we ate a beautiful breakfast and sat in the evening and talked to other guests was just perfect.

Filoxenia B&BFiloxenia courtyard

By day the village was filled with tourists who have taken a day trip to see the Acropolis and visit the shops and beautiful beaches.  In the evenings the day-trippers had gone and this was the time to take a stroll thru the shops at a casual pace and eat at a lovely rooftop restaurant looking at over the harbour and the Acropolis.

rooftop restaurantAcropolis at night

We took the advice of many on tripadvisor and walked up to the Acropolis first thing in the morning.  We left at about 7:30am walking through the streets and alley ways up to the Acropolis and arrived just as the gates were opening.  The views over the village, port and ocean are amazing.

View from Acropolis over the portColumns in foreground and harbour tand ocean in background

and in a lot of ways I preferred the Lindos Acropolis to the Acropolis in Athens.

Grand entrance to Acropolis at Lindoscolumns of Acropolis at Lindos

Before we left Rhodes, we visited Lindos once more to celebrate my Auntie's 60th birthday.  This time we came by boat and this was an awesome way to visit this lovely little village and take a nice swim in the ocean.

More photos can be found in the photo gallery.