The unique beaches of Lindos
Lindos has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches on Rhodes combining deep blue and azure colours and impressive surroundings.
The main beach, Palestra, is located at the end of the path leading from the Main Square in Lindos. The bay contains a number of boats with many of them offering local tours including one that has a glass bottom.
St Paul’s beach is the spot where the apostle is reputed to have first set foot on the island bringing Christianity with him. The enchanting location of this secluded bay offers a magnificent view towards the Acropolis and the temple of Athena Lindia.
Boat Excursions around the island
Rhodes is an island with many things to do and see. One of the things we recommend that you do whilst visiting Lindos is take a boat tour around the island. so you can enjoy the Island impressive coastline.
Fishing has been practiced in Lindos since ancient times. Try fishing for recreation and leisure. You can sense the art and spirit of catching fish in many techniques and tactics. Get your own fishing tackle or join a fishing boat.
In Lindos tourism and diving have been combined into an ecological concept featuring the adrenaline and beauty of diving together with a raised environmental awareness! The unsurpassable azure of the Rhodian sea makes this environment ideal for diving given its excellent degree of translucency and underwater visibility, its exceptional biodiversity, the highly diversified ecosystems and the presence of several protected or rare species (such as the Posidonia algae fields, the Caretta caretta sea turtles, the mini shrimp, endemic of the sea world of the island of Symi etc.).
You can visit underwater ravines, precipices and cave complexes in the rocky sea beds of Lindos and Pefki, unveiling some quite impressive specimens of sponges and corals in the brightest shades of orange, yellow and mauve. The considerably stable temperature of marine water makes scuba diving possible all year round.
Trekking and biodiversity routes
The natural environment of Rhodes surprises visitors with its beauty and unique biodiversity. South Rhodes includes landscapes of exceptional natural splendour including protected regions that belong to the ‘Natura 2000’ network. Their rich flora and fauna attract many nature-loving visitors to the island.
Visit the spectacular sandy beaches of Gennadi and Kiotari and the southern-most tip of Rhodes Prassonissi, a peninsula in the summer and an island in the winter. Its high waves please particularly those who love water sports.
To the southwest, in Apolakkia Bay, a 20 km. beach with the characteristic sand dunes along with the Phonecian Juniper shrub forms a unique coastal ecosystem and a safe home for the Caretta Caretta turtle.
A very important wetland, the artificial dam of Apolakkia is an ideal hiking destination, also for bird watching since the area is visited by the migratory and nesting avifauna of the island. The natural environment near the village of Gennadi is characterized by great diversity and rotation of vegetation.
Walk through enchanting natural landscapes towards the canyon, the waterfalls of ‘Mala’ and ‘Skolonitis’ lake. The region is home to the largest fertile plains in Rhodes.
On the mountain of Profitis Elias you may encounter the beautiful and extremely rare orchid, Comperia Comperiana, the Rhodian Peony and the Candia Tulip (Tulipa Saxatilis), which flourishes in the local limestone soil.
Experience the amazing local cuisine featuring the most authentic local ingredients. Try local specialities such as stuffed vegetables, snails with onions and tomatoes, goat meat with legumes or stuffed with crushed grain baked in a wooden oven (‘lekani’), fried zucchini or chickpea balls with vegetables and mint (‘pitaroudia’), fish with rosemary and several kinds of vegetable pies (‘hortopites’).
Rhodes’ thyme, pine tree or flower honey is of excellent quality. The local ‘melekouni’ is made of honey, sesame, cinnamon and almonds.
Wine making is an old tradition on the island with most vineyards still located in the area surounding Kamiros. Try the white ‘moshato’ or the dry red wine of Empona, the ‘souma’ served in most villages and look for the rare and delicious must-jelly ‘moustalevria’.