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Welcome to Lindos


Most tourists on Rhodes holiday in Lindos, 29 miles (47km) from the island capital. Lindos was once the capital of the island but today is basically a holiday resort centred on a small medieval village, topped with a fortified ancient Acropolis. The village is quaint, with its cobbled streets and white-stuccoed houses sloping down to the sea.

The Acropolis is reached from Lindos through a series of steps, which can be ascended on donkeys. From the outside, the Acropolis does not betray its Hellenistic origins because the original complex was surrounded by a strong fortification in the Middle Ages by the Knights of St John, but inside are the Doric Stoa, propylaean ruins, the sanctuary of Athena and the Byzantine church of St John. The ruins of an ancient theatre have been discovered on the slope below the Acropolis, also worth visiting while on holiday in Lindos. Lindos has some of the few sand beaches on the island, and the town has a number of restaurants, bars, and clubs, all catering to the tourist crowd. Many celebrities have chosen to buy or build holiday homes in the Lindos vicinity and frequent the cafés and tavernas lining the beachfront.

Information & Facts

Greek is the national language, but English is widely spoken.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.

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