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From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

1. From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

On this tour, you will visit the stunningly beautiful village of Lindos by boat. On the way back, the boat will make stops at Anthony Quinn's Bay for photos and both Tsambika's and Lindos's emerald bays so you can relax and go for a swim. Lindos is a magnificent acropolis on an imposing rock. On the top of the rock stands a centuries-old acropolis, proudly overlooking the archipelagos. The acropolis bears silent witness to Lindos’ glorious past, a major naval power of ancient times that reputedly had a population of 17,000.  The view of Lindos village, with its cubic houses sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis, is one of the most photographed scenes in Greece. The whitewashed labyrinth of little alleyways was deliberately designed to confuse pirates, today this layout makes wandering around the town a real adventure. According to tradition, the temple of Athena was founded by Danaus, who came to the island with his 50 daughters to escape the rage of the goddess Hera. Follow the same ancient path that the ancient Rhodians took. When you reach the acropolis you will see a 280 BC relief of an ancient Greek warship carved into the rock, an indication of the naval power of ancient Rhodes.

Lindos: Submarine Cruise with Swimming Stop at Navarone Bay

2. Lindos: Submarine Cruise with Swimming Stop at Navarone Bay

Enjoy the view of the Acropolis of Lindos and St. Paul's Bay from the top deck of the boat. Then go down below into the submarine section of the vessel and take a glimpse at the local marine life. Try your hand at feeding fish and take stunning photos of the reef of Lindos from the underwater chamber. Feel safe and relaxed in a dry environment with airconditioning and use the free WiFi on the boat to upload your selfies and stories on the spot. At the end of the cruise, make a stop for 30 minutes at the Navarone's Bay and enjoy swimming in crystal-clear green water.

Lindos: Submarine Cruise with Swim Stop in Navarone Bay

3. Lindos: Submarine Cruise with Swim Stop in Navarone Bay

Meet your local guide at Vlicha Beach to board your semi-submarine cruise. Admire views of the ancient city as you head out to sea, or head below deck to catch a glimpse of life underwater where huge portholes look out to the seabed. As you cruise through the Aegean Sea, your tour guide will share stories about the coastline and its ancient history. Sail past Kleovoulos’ Tomb, Lindos Beach, and the chapel at St Paul's Bay. Just around the corner, look up for an incredible view of the ancient Acropolis. As you cruise past the reef at Lion’s Head Cove, catch sight of the local sea life from one of the giant portholes below deck. Your final stop is at the stunning Navarone Bay where you can take a swim in the crystal-clear waters.

Lindos: Small Group Hiking Adventure

4. Lindos: Small Group Hiking Adventure

See Vlycha Bay from a hill and cross the scenic town of Lindos on this 14-km hiking trip. Cool off during a stop for a swim and try traditional snacks. All along the trail, be accompanied by an experienced local hiker. Depart above Vlycha Bay across a beautiful rocky landscape. Continue down a sloping path surrounded by rocks in the company of donkeys. Take in panoramic views of Navarone Bay, where “The Guns of Navarone” was filmed. A few hundred meters down the path, spot another amazing viewpoint over the Acropolis dominating the traditional white houses of the village of Lindos, also known as “the pearl of the Dodecanese.” Cross the village and head toward the Acropolis and the 6th-century B.C. tomb of Kleovulos before returning to the starting point in Vlycha Bay for a swim and a rest on the beach.

Rhodes: Private Day Trip to Lindos Village & Acropolis

5. Rhodes: Private Day Trip to Lindos Village & Acropolis

Village of Lindos: Visit Lindos village full of picturesque alleys, traditional aromas and cosmopolitan attitude forms a unique puzzle no one can resist. Above the modern village of Lindos rises the acropolis of Lindos. You will reach there through a short steep-stepped footpath climbs the rocky 116m-high. The Ancient Acropolis of Lindos is a natural citadel which was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John, and the Ottomans. From here the panoramic view of the city and the sea is breathtaking! Filerimos Hill: We will also visit the Byzantine Monastery of Our Lady of Filerimos situated at Filerimos hill. The monastery was built in the 15th century by the Knights of Saint John, who had conquered the island that time. The monastery is dedicated to Virgin Mary the Life-Giving Source (Zoodochos Pighi) and its architecture is much different than the usual monasteries in Greece. Acropolis of Rhodes: We continue to visit the Acropolis stood on the hill now known as Monte Smith and consists of the Temple of Apollo (the remains of the temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus) the archaeological park that contains the Hellenistic stadium, built in the 3rd century BC, where the athletic events of the Alioi Games took place. Stroll at the Medieval Town: We return back to the old Medieval town of Rhodes which is listed in the World Heritage Sites List of UNESCO, one of the best preserved medieval settlements in the world. We stroll in its meandering streets with the most famous of all, the Street of Knights. At the highest point in this road we will see the grandiose castle, the Palace of the Grand Masters, with its enormous towers and now a wonderful museum. It is worth exploring the large Hall of the Council, the Knights’ Dining Hall and the private chambers of the Grand Master. You will admire the mosaics and the decorated floors dating from the Early Christian times.

Lindos: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Walking Tour

6. Lindos: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Lindos, located outside of Rhodes Town, in the southeast of Rhodes island. Wander together through the narrow streets of the village. Built on top of the ruins of the ancient city, these small white cubic houses maintain a unique architectural character and are a protected site today. Learn about the history of the ancient town and the habits of its people today and in the past. A path carved on the hill since antiquity will lead you to walk 297 steps uphill to visit the Acropolis at the top. The walls have been protecting this fortress since medieval times. On the way down, relax in a nice local cafe and enjoy a refreshing drink.

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What people are saying about Lindos Acropolis

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 552 reviews

Beautiful afternoon sitting on the deck seeing the fantastic views of the acropolis as well as the bays and the beautiful sea. A lovely swim off the boat half way through and a drink included in the price. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Good fun watching the fish through the glass bottom. Would highly recommend this trip.

We had a fantastic hike! Manuela was a great guide and took us on a lovely route through the mountains, into Lindos then back along the cliffs overlooking the sea. She was very knowledgeable and even brought coffee with her for the group. A fantastic experience and great value too. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys walking!

Fascinating visit to discover Lindos and its acropolis. The climb was not too heavy, our guide Dimitris prepared some stops during which he told the history of the site with anecdotes and curiosities. The view from the acropolis is beautiful. Visit and (and guide!) Absolutely recommended.

Overall, the trip was ok. Very good communication with the organizer about rebooking, as the trip we selected was postponed due to a lack of participants. The mood on board was very good. The only drawback, the very few fish had to be fed to be visible.

Really good for all ages. Great to see all the fish underwater and it was a wonderful swim in the bay.