Thursday, December 2, 2010

We heard a lot of good things about a little beach town 55 km south of Rhodes Town, called Lindos. So we decided to catch a bus and spend the day there. The drive there was breathtaking in itself-- we passed lots of little towns, mandarin orchards, olives being picked (this was the harvest time for olives), and beautiful scenery of the sea. Lindos is a very popular tourist spot in the summer but when we arrived there it was practically empy, there were only 4 other people on the beach with us. Although the sun was out, the water still felt a little chilly, it took awhile before we got the courage to finally jump in. It was quite the experience to swim in a sea with views of a historic castle from the water. We didn't swim for long but we enjoyed reading on the deserted beach for a bit before heading off to explore the town.

The Acropolis of Lindos sits on top of the highest point in Lindos overlooking all of the town. We unfortunately didn't have a chance to go in because it closed much earlier then we were expecting. But we had a great time walking around it's walls and the cliffs that it sits on. A little history for you: the Acropolis was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St. John, and the Ottomans. The original Temple of Athena Lindia, at the top of the hill, was constructed in the 8th or 9th century BC. It was destroyed by fire 500 years later. The temple that now stands on top of the hill was built in the 4th century BC. There is also a little bay on the south side of Lindos called St. Paul's Harbor (the name comes from the legend that St. Paul's boat landed here during the Apostle's visit to Rhodes).

Most of the shops and restaurants were closed by 4 PM and hardly anyone was out but we did find a cozy restaurant where we had dinner. We also tried traditional Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts for dessert, it tasted amazing, and that's coming from a guy who doesn't really like dessert. From there we caught our bus back home to Rhodes; tired and with a little tan. It was a good trip.



  1. i think i saw that exact same dog the last time i was in greece....not kidding. ;)

  2. that second-to-last image of the rocks and water is wow.. not that they aren't all beautiful!

  3. you better stop with all these great posts before i explode!

  4. yet another beautiful set of photos of a beautiful little city and the blue water, breathtaking. BTW where did Julia get that totally retro and cute swimsuit?

  5. I'm so jealous! That water looks amazing! It's been SO long that I've swam in such clear and warm water! :((

  6. Jenni- You could be right about the dog.. its not a big place. That's too funny!

    Out of Space- I was looking for a one piece for quite some time, and ended up finding this simple one at Nordstrom. It's by La Blanca.

  7. Julia & Yuriy I am enjoying these photos immensely they are going to be so amazing to look back on in a couple of years

  8. Im so frigging cold right now your blog is warming me up :)

    It's snowing in the UK and i can't feel my toes!!! xx

  9. Amazing photos! I was also there this summer:)
    Did you walk up (or on a donkey:) on the acropolis?
    It has amazing view form up there!

  10. It looks so beautiful there!

    Love the bathing suit Julia!

  11. gorgeous! I want to dive into the deep blue sea too! Jealous :)

  12. ahhh, this place has such a dear place in my heart!

    julia, gorg bathing suit. also, how do you manage to look so put together whilst traveling?! (case in point: headband) - i feel like i always look a bit like a mess...

  13. oh, this little beach reminded me so much one beach my hubs and I are very fond, its located between Cassis and Marseille. So beautiful.

    Loving all the pictures, everytime I read a post I can´t never decide which one is my favorite.

    ps. you guys look tan!

    ps2 Janis is right: Julia how do you manage to look so stylish and fresh whilst all the traveling????

  14. thank you Julia I will be getting a La Blanca suit for our honeymoon to Italy and Greece in April.

  15. Maria- We went up to the acropolis in Lindos but not on a donkey (on foot). They are very pretty, though.

    Janis & Heidi- So sweet of you girls to comment on my travel looks.. but remember I get to approve every photo that goes up. :) I don't wear a headband (or makeup) everyday.

    Out of Space- So proud of you for prepping for your honeymoon early. I didn't even have time to think about it because the only thing on my mind was the wedding. Best wishes to you!

  16. Gorgeousness!! <--wasnt sure that was a word. looke it up. IT is! means: Dazzlingly beautiful or magnificent!
    Thats what Greece is! awww......lovely.