Old Rock in Lindos Rhodes
The features that attract people to the Greek island of Rhodes include the weather, the beaches, high quality resorts and a typically warm welcome. These are all things that other locations can claim but very few have the history of Rhodes and a place like Lindos shows that side of Rhodes very well.
The medieval buildings look perfectly preserved and wandering through the narrow cobbled streets as the sun reflects off every white-washed house really does take you far away from any memories of cold, dark, winter days back home. Situated in the south-east of the island, the location of the village is almost perfect. Surrounded by dramatic coastline features and some nearby beaches, the village has something for everyone. It is also a place to relax as most traffic is banned from the old town with buses having to park out of the town. Towering above the town is the Acropolis, often busy with tourists in the high season, as are the beaches which are very popular. For those unable to walk all the way up to the Acropolis there’s an opportunity to rent a ride on a donkey. The local authorities keep a close eye on things in Lindos and anything that is likely to damage its ancient charm is prevented. Virtually all new hotel developments have only been allowed a reasonable distance away from the town.
For music fans, Lindos also plays its part in promoting the old times with its annual tribute band concerts in June. This year the week of concerts starts on 17th June and features such acts as Letz Zep, Think Floyd and Limehouse Lizzy. With the permission of the local major the final night’s concert will take place in front of the ruins of the 2500 year old Amphitheatre in the town.