Location

Lindia Athena Luxury Villas are located on the hillside of Vlycha bay with limitless views of the Aegean Sea. Our villas are just a few minutes away from the magical, historical town of Lindos, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful places of Rhodes ideal for holidays. It is a place with vibrant nightlife, filled with restaurants, bars and clubs, which makes it easy to taste traditional Greek and local dishes, or to find a place and enjoy a leisurely evening.

Distances: Lindos: 2 km / City of Rhodes: 50km / Afantou Golf Course: 20km / Airport: 50 km

Lindos, a powerful maritime city in antiquity, is considered to be today one of the most attractive holidays resorts of the island of Rhodes, a happy marriage of the beauties of nature with its cultural heritage. Its houses, perched on the hillsides, stand out in dazzling white against the blue background of sky and sea.

The ancient city-state of Lindos, protected by its strong acropolis experienced a significant cultural growth. Lindos was the birthplace of the wise tyrant Kleoboulos, and was admired for its wealth, beauty and strategic position. During the period of the Knights, its fortress was reinforced and its maritime importance continued into the 19th century. Before reaching Lindos, you can marvel from afar at the panoramic view of the town.

A walk among its narrow paved streets reveals the austere beauty of the traditional island architecture with white houses, ship-owners’ mansions, Byzantine churches and cobbled narrow lanes, and all these lie at the foot of the rocky acropolis. Taking one of these narrow lanes through the town, or hiring a donkey from the main square, you can ascend the ancient acropolis that stands dominating the village, surrounded by its strong walls. The ancient Byzantine and Knights’ remains, as well as its astonishing views over the town and sea, make a visit to the acropolis a must during your holidays in Lindos. Some of the sights close to Lindos include: Kalathos, with Vlyha’s sandy beach and modern hotel complexes; Pylona’s famous church of Panagia Kira; Pefkos, an expanding resort with a long shoreline; Lardos, with its beach, quiet Glystra bay, and traditional taverns. The monastery of the Archangel Michael at Tharri, close to the village of Laerma, is remarkably interesting.

When Zeus shared out his world, the god Helios chose, from the whole universe, an island that emerged from swirling sea foam. He called the island Rhodes, the name of his beloved Nymph, and he never deserted her.

A naval superpower in the Hellenistic period, and a target for successive conquerors and later the base for the chivalric Order of St. John, today’s Rhodes is a cosmopolitan holidays resort with hidden treasures everywhere.

Rhodes, situated in the southeastern Aegean Sea, is the capital of the Dodecanese prefecture and has a population of approximately 80,000. It is the financial and cultural center of the southeastern Aegean, and successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past. There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts for holidays in the Mediterranean: the natural surroundings (crystal-clear seas, many parks and recreational facilities), the bright sun, and the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves.

Rhodes has been famous since antiquity for the site of Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Medieval Town, designated by UNESCO as a monument of Cultural Heritage, four ancient cities, Byzantine monasteries, traditional villages, areas of special natural beauty, all hold the interest of even the most demanding of visitor.

The city of Rhodes, at the north end of the island, presents a dual face. The old town is encircled by medieval castles; there are narrow lanes, stone mansions, churches, the Knights’ Castle, Knights’ Hospital and the Castello. Then the new city extends beyond these suggestive walls – with its wide streets, beautiful buildings, glamorous hotels and shops full of characteristic items of Rhodian folk art.
Places of interest to visit:

  • Acropolis of Lindos
  • Rhodes Old Town (walled medieval city)
  • Acropolis of Rhodes
  • Kallithea thermes (spa)
  • Filerimos
  • Valley of the Butterflies
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Ancient Kamiros
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Kahal Shalom Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter
  • Archeological Museum
  • Castle of Monolithos