Greece has typical Mediterranean climate with mild and rainy winters, relatively warm and dry summers. Probaby, that’s why it is a perfect vacation destination for the summer holidays.
The Island of Rhodes has a combination of the nice weather, beautiful beaches, archaeological sites and an extensive medieval town.
The Island Of Rhodes
When we arrived in this Greek island, it was incredibly warm, contrary to the weather we had left in Belgium. It was like a time to roll and a secret escape kind of holiday. Also, that was my first time in Greece and I could not wait to explore the island and to learn more about the Greek culture.
After a day of enjoying the sun at the beach, we had a perfect excursion plan; a day in the city of Lindos.
The City of Lindos
Lindos is a medieval village on the Greek Island of Rhodes.
It is located on a small peninsula, on the east coast of the island of Rhodes, 50 km south of the capital city of Rhodes. Lindos is one of the most popular places on the Greek island of Rhodes. It is hardly surprising because the city is charming and is certainly one of its kind.
The white houses contrasting with the sea , and then the Acropolis towering above, make an amazing and lasting impression of the city.
The tour operating bus dropped us off at the parking and we had to walk down hill to Lindos. It was a very hot day in the middle of summer and with temperature of 39°C. In facet, there was a heat wave in the whole of Greece during that summer.
We went ahead for a hot hike and fortunately, there are a lot of bars and roof top restaurants with amazing views of the Acropolis and Lindos Bay.
This lovely little town is a maze of narrow streets, with beautiful white houses and shops. In general, this city is full of beauty, atmosphere and flavors of history of Greece.
Certainly, Lindos has retained the magnificence of Greek History and oozes the vitality of Greek traditional values.
We really enjoyed the shops in the town and the chance to take in the views from many different vantage points. Later on, we visited the beach which looks spectacular from above.
Riding a donkey in the city of Lindos
The means of transport in this town with very narrow streets, are the donkeys. This reminded me of Lamu Island in my motherland Kenya. We took the donkey up to the Acropolis and then down again for a different perspective and a chance to rest which was not the case.
You want to ride a donkey in the city of Lindos? Make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. I was actually terrified that I would be trampled by the donkey. We both heaved a sigh of relief when we finished our rides.
The Acropolis itself, is a piece of history and has very interesting architecture. The views from the top are just breathtaking.
Finally, it was time to enjoy a Greek meal at a roof top restaurant with a view.
- Walk up to the Acropolis of Lindos
- Take a walk through the narrow streets
- Visit the Church of Panagia
- Try some local Greek food
A TRAVEL QUOTE…
“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”
― Marty Rubin
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
- My most memorable holiday experience
- Our Summer Holiday In The Island Of Rhodes
- Medieval Old Town City of Rhodes
Thank you for stopping by and stay positive!
| Wambui’s Diaries | Traveler | Globetrotter | Travel bug | Travelogue | Travel Diaries | Travel Tales |