The jewel in Rhodes' crown
Little Lindos is a riot of colour in Rhodes’ south-east corner, where gleaming whitewashed buildings overlook the coast. The old town is a picture-perfect maze of tiny shops, pavement cafes and restaurants, where you’re more likely to come across a donkey in the narrow streets than a car. Make sure you pick up a few souvenirs on your wander – hand-painted pottery is a Lindos speciality.
You get a good dose of Greek history here, too – Lindos’ medieval walls wrap around Roman, Turkish and Byzantine remains, with the treasured ancient keepsake of the Lindos Acropolis overseeing proceedings.
The hillside location means dreamy views over the coast wherever you are, so you may find yourself tempted by the beaches. There are two to pick from; a sandy offering and a pebbly one that’s the go-to for snorkellers.
The flight to Rhodes is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Rhodes airport to Lindos is approximately 40 minutes.
Rhodes enjoys the most sunshine of any other Greek island – 300 days a year, in fact. Temperate springs and long, dry summers give you plenty of time to visit; the earlier months of the season suit sightseeing while the mid-summer months of July and August push 30°C – perfect for keen beach-goers. Even in the height of summer, the island’s cool winds take care of any humidity.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.