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From Rhodes to Incredible Lindos – An Epic Day Trip

A short bus ride from Rhodes to Lindos let’s you take a memorable day trip and see some stunning sights. It’s easy and fun, and we’ll show you how.

Island hopping in Greece gives you the chance to see so much more of the country. With thousands of islands in the country, you’re bound to find one just right for you. One of our favorites is Rhodes where the knights Templar made their stand against the Ottoman Sultan. Once you’ve had your fill of Rhodes town, however, it’s time to get out into the countryside and head to the quaint village of Lindos.

White washed buildings on the hillside in Lindos.

One of the things to do on Rhodes, is to take a public bus to the picturesque village of Lindos. Catching the bus was very simple. The station was right behind the plaza on the marina and easy to find. The tickets cost about 4 Euros each way, and the ride took about one hour, winding through towns and through the middle of the island.

View of Lindos from the acropolis.

Lindos is famous for its acropolis. To get there you must walk or hire a donkey to go up the steep hill. As it was extremely warm, with the sun beating down on us, we decided to take the donkeys for 5 Euros each.

They took us up in pairs, and our donkey handler was very talkative. I found out I was riding a pregnant donkey that the vet had said was overweight and she needed to work some of it off. That didn’t stop me from feeling really guilty as she climbed the stone steps to the acropolis.

Ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos.

The fortress and the view were absolutely stunning, but the acropolis columns were a bit disappointing. Everything was reconstructed, or in the process of being reconstructed and this took away a little of the wonder and awe we would normally have felt for the place. It was also overrun with tourists, so it was difficult to take a shot without people in it. (This always makes me a little grumpy!)

Saddle donkeys waiting for there turn to carry tourists back down to the village.

The village itself was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the alleyways, perusing the shops, and visiting the Panagia Church of Lindos (Greek Orthodox). Inside were vivid frescoes depicting various scenes from the bible, and, as a sanctuary should be, it was a cool and welcoming change from the harsh sun outside.

Lindos is for TouristsThe Greek flag waving in the breeze at the castle ruins of Lindos.

Author Bio: Corinne Vail is a travel photographer, food lover, and a perpetual traveler who has been travel writing for over 14 years. For many years she lived overseas in Germany, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, and the Netherlands teaching the children of the US. military. She’s visited over 90 countries, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.

Have you been to Lindos? Donkeys or not?