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The jewel in Rhodes' crown, Lindos is a 'National Historic Landmark' that's retained much of its authentic village atmosphere. Growth has been restricted in recent years by strict by-laws so therefore accommodation is quite limited.
The ancient fortified Acropolis which overlooks the village is one of the island's major tourist attractions and sightseers come in their droves to visit it, consequently the narrow streets below tend to get rammed with people.
Motorized traffic has been banished to the outskirts of town so locals and holidaymakers alike get about on foot.
Tourists are often advised that Lindos is at least a degree or two hotter than the rest of the island - this is not a myth and the sun can be extremely intense. Due to the hilly location it is not recommended for the less mobile.
This resort caters for upmarket clientele in the hotels and outside the village to lower-budget travellers in the village. Larger hotels cater well for families.
Most holiday accommodation in the village itself tends to be in older-style houses and is very basic, Lindos is a protected village and planning permission for new building work is rarely given, so swimming pools are nonexistent and air conditioning rare. The large hotels on Vliha Bay, on the other hand, have a varied range of modern facilities
Lindos is in the middle of the east coast, 33 mls S of Rhodes Town, 37 mls S of the airport. Vliha, where the large hotels are situated, is 2 mls N of the actual village of Lindos. It is found clinging to a hillside below the ancient acropolis and above 2 bays, Lindos Bay to the north and St Paul's Bay to the south.