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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. The boat departs at 8:50 AM from Mandraki port and returns at approximately 5:30 PM. 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 which 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 a ancient Greek warship carved into the rock, an indication of the naval power of ancient Rhodes.

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Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

2. Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

First, visit 7 Springs, which offers a cool, magical landscape at a real oasis, swamped in greenery. Water flows out from the springs all year around, and ends up in a small lake. You can get to the lake by walking through a narrow tunnel. The second stop after 7 springs is Lindos village, which is the most popular sightseeing destination in Rhodes. Discover its charming atmosphere, friendly inhabitants, and lovely sandy beaches. During your stay in Lindos, you can explore the village by strolling through the small narrow streets dotted with wonderful souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants. If you prefer ancient sites, then a visit to the Acropolis is a must - the view from the top is breathtaking.

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From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

3. From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

Avail of worry-free transportation from Rhodes Town, Ixia or Ialyssos and admire the typical villages and beautiful landscape on the 1-hour drive to Lindos. Get dropped off at a central parking lot on arrival, from where you can stroll to the village square in 5 minutes or take the shuttle bus to arrive in just 2 minutes. Avail of 4 hours of free time to choose what you want to do. Head to the acropolis to see the ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia, or relax on the sandy beach. Enjoy refreshments in the cafés and restaurants, or buy gifts in the boutique stores. Return to the parking lot at 3:00 PM for the return journey to Rhodes Town, Ixia and Ialyssos.

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East Coast of Rhodes Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Activity

4. East Coast of Rhodes Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Activity

Go sea kayaking from Kathara Beach, in the Faliraki area. From there, you’ll paddle alongside secluded beaches and spectacular rock formations that contribute to the emerald green color of the waters around you. During this 5-hour activity, there will be multiple opportunities for swimming and snorkeling at Ladiko and Traounou Beach, followed by a delicious homemade picnic at Traounou Beach. On the return trip, take your time and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. After arriving back at the starting point, some time will be given to relax and have a shower at the nearby taverna/beach bar. Finally, you’ll be transferred back to your pickup location, if you choose the tour option with transfers.

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Rhodes: Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer

5. Rhodes: Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer

Skip the long lines for taxis, or the hassle of navigating the public transport system on arrival at Diagoras Airport in Rhodes, and enjoy a private, chauffeur driven transfer to your hotel in a comfortable and luxurious vehicle. On landing at the airport, you will be met by your driver in the arrival hall. They will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. They will then escort you to your vehicle and provide luggage service when needed, before driving you swiftly and safely to your final destination. The transfer is also available for departures, with a pick-up from your hotel lobby. The comprehensive service takes care of all elements of your journey, including flight tracking to ensure your driver is ready when you are, whether you land on time, late, or even early. Vehicles are available for a variety of party sizes and budgets, and are always of the highest visual and technical standards. Transfers are available to and from Rhodes Town, Rhodes Port, Ialyssos, Ixia, Kremasti, Pastida and Tholos (Hotel Zone A), and to and from Kalithea, Koskinou, Faliraki, Ladiko, Afandou, and Kolymbia (Hotel Zone B).

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Lindos: 7-Hour Trip From Rhodes Town

6. Lindos: 7-Hour Trip From Rhodes Town

The archaeological site of Lindos is a popular holiday destination, known and loved for its fine beaches and the stately ancient citadel that sits on a steep cliff overlooking the sea. Situated on the southeast coast of Rhodes, Lindos is a must-see for visitors to this Greek island. Meet your driver at your hotel in Rhodes Town and begin the day’s journey with an air-conditioned drive to the Acropolis of Greece. Just 55 kilometers later, enjoy 5 hours of free time to explore Lindos at your own pace.  Climb the hill to the Acropolis of Lindos and relish in breathtaking panoramic views of the surroundings from a height of 300 meters. Wander through the narrow streets of the traditional Greek village. Taste the local cuisine in one of the taverns or swim at one of the most impressive beaches on the island.

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Rhodes: Full-Day 4WD Southern Safari Tour

7. Rhodes: Full-Day 4WD Southern Safari Tour

Start your day with a pickup from Plimmiri village and head towards Archipelagos, until you reach a traditional village to stop for tea or coffee. Set off on an off-road route through Kalathos mountain, and discover the rich historical background about local lifestyles. Pass through picturesque villages filled with monasteries and chapels, enjoy panoramic views, full of natural beauty, and far away from touristic areas. Continue your day tour through Rhodes as you reach the small village of Kritinia. Stop for lunch at a local tavern in the square of the village under Plateaus trees. Continue your tour to the sea of Aegean, admire the beauty of the mountains on the one side and the sea on the other. Hear about the local history as you pass through small villages, stopping in Skiadi Monastery and other chapels with rich and important history. Head south towards Katavia through alternative terrain before you return back to your hotel. 

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Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour

8. Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour

Start the tour with a nice introduction to Rhodes Island and a relaxing drive along the East Coast towards Lindos village, located about an hour from Rhodes Town. See a typical countryside landscape with olive tree groves, small villages, and beautiful bays. Check out the highest spot on Rhodes Island, Attaviros Mountain, and marvel at the attractive resorts. Upon arrival in Lindos, admire one of the most impressive sites of the island. There will be stops to capture the panoramic view of Lindos, as well as to visit the famed St. Paul’s Bay, situated at the backside of the village. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Lindos village with help from the map provided by your tour driver, which will contain historical information and directions for navigating the area. Lindos is a must-see site with a great cosmopolitan feel, labyrinthine streets, white-washed houses, religious and ancient monuments, cozy restaurants, and stylish boutiques. Take a leisurely walk, check out local crafts, snap great photos, sample ice cream or fresh orange juice, or head to the Acropolis of Lindos and tour the archaeological site. Meet your driver again and continue to the next stop, the capital city of Rhodes Town. Enjoy a panoramic drive, along the way observing all the town’s major administrative buildings like the Town Hall, the Court, Prefecture Offices, Central Post, National Theatre, and the Main Church. Stop by the Lighthouse of St. Nicholas Fortress, located next to the Colossus site and the Mandraki Port’s windmills. Then, drive to the highest part of the city, also known as Mount Smith, where the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Temple of Apollo are situated. Stop for photos to capture the unforgettable view overlooking Rhodes Town, the northernmost point of Rhodes Island, and the coastline of Asia Minor. After the tour, return to your accommodation or continue your day in Medieval Rhodes Town.

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Sea Kayaking Tour: Full-Day Lindos Exploration Tour

9. Sea Kayaking Tour: Full-Day Lindos Exploration Tour

With a private transfer arranged for you, arrive at  Vlicha Beach, the starting point of this sea kayaking activity located on the east side of the island close to the town of Lindos. After paddling across the coastline, passing beautiful rock formations and hidden caves, you will reach Lindos with its small cubic whitewashed houses. Enjoy a tasty nutritious lunch at a seaside tavern on the beach consisting of natural, homemade Greek dishes and then start hiking uphill wandering through the city’s small and picturesque alleys. Learn about and visit the Temple of Lindian Athena and then paddle to St. Paul’s Bay, known for its unique beauty and protected environment. This activity ends by paddling back to the starting point. You will then be driven back to your pick-up location. Plan your vacation in Rhodes and explore the hidden treasures from the sea level of the Mediterranean.

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Easy Hiking Tour around Ancient Lindos

10. Easy Hiking Tour around Ancient Lindos

The tour starts with pick-up from your location and driving you to Vlicha, a seaside village located next to Lindos, on the east coast of Rhodes. At the start of the trail, following mainly dirt roads, you leave behind you the buzz of the busy road, and move towards the west. Soon enough you walk under mature pine trees, whose existence is clearly surprising on this dry rocky land around Lindos. You then follow a trail that passes on the foothill of vertical limestone slope and afterward visit an impressive cave and admire the remains of agricultural life – somehow forgotten here nowadays. Finally, the hike reaches its highest point and is time for some fantastic pictures of “Navarone Bay” with its azure colored water, or even some meditation on how beautiful this endless sea is. After some walking downhill, you will experience the first glimpse of the hill where the Acropolis of Lindos proudly stands. No words are enough to describe its beauty, so you will have the chance to go closer, roaming in the narrow streets of the whitewashed village of Lindos. Some free time will be given for visiting the archeological site. The last part of the hike takes you back to Vlycha following an alternative route that hides one precious secret gem. Then the bus will take you back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,645 reviews

Super great trip with Manos! Great tour guide with a good knowledge of German. Manos also shows corners where the tourist bus cannot get there. A lot of knowledge since he has been running the office in Rhodes for 22 years. Definitely recommend the tour. Super well-maintained, clean vehicle with all the ailments. Covid requirements all met. Therefore 5 stars! Thank you MANOS!

Our trip to Lindos was really well organised, pick up 5 mins walk from our hotel. The coach arrived on time at a reasonable time in the morning (9:45) and was easy to identify. We had just over 4 hours in Lindos, which was perfect for a look around and a leisurely lunch. The driver was informative and friendly. It was exactly what we were looking for.

Super service! The pick-up arrangement was very friendly and accommodating, the driver was also very friendly and professional, and the ride to the airport was comfortable and smooth.

Great, convenient travel, especially when I was so jet lagged. My driver even taught me some Greek on the way!

On time - exact description - very good bus driver