arrival in Rhodes
Landing just in time to see the sunset was a welcome start to our week in Greece, but that feeling was short lived as I soon realised I would be driving on the other side of the road for the first time; for an hours journey in an unfamiliar place, in the dark and in a Panda. But after some questionable driving from the locals we found our apartment in Lindos and immediately went in search of some late night souvlaki!
Waking up on our first morning was a nice change from our normal city-break routine of up as early as possible to walk miles around a city all day. As exciting as a city break is, after 4 and a half years together Daisy and I have never been on a beach holiday together. So this weeks main focus was to relax by the pool and beach in 30 degree sunshine and sample much local gyros. Yes, I think we can handle that.
st Paul's bay
St Paul's was by far my favourite beach that we visited and being a short walk away from our apartment and it all being downhill made getting up early not too painful so we could catch a front row sunbed. Be warned though, the trek back uphill from the beach in the blazing sun will require some effort! The bay is located in a beautiful cove with the clearest water right next to Lindos town and has two beaches directly opposite each other. The best way to get from one beach to another you ask? In my opinion a 10 minute swim from one side of the cove to the other will do it! The water is calm, warm, refreshing and when you've worked up an appetite, some food at Tambakio will do the trick!
lindos town & rooftop dining
As you descend from the hills the sight of Lindos imbedded into the hillside and the Acropolis is pretty special. Arriving in the centre of the town along the cobbled paths, the streets begin to narrow as you sink into this amazing town surrounded by a maze of white walls, I'd never experienced a place like this before and at some points started to feel a little like a movie set. We ate at a restaurant called Dionysos a couple of times during the week which was just incredible, but anywhere you decide to eat in the evening will pretty much end up with you dining on the rooftops, which with the warm air drifting over the town and the sunset glow over Lindos beach is far from an awful experience!
"The Greeks can't do enough for you", "the food is incredible", "the landscape and beaches are stunning"...... These are the sorts of comments I received from people who knew we were heading out to Greece and I really struggle to disagree with anyone of them. So, if you're already planning your 2018 holiday, I highly recommend a visit to Lindos.