I thought I’d brighten up a cold November weekend by sharing these sunny photos I took on my trip to Lindos back in September. When I was a child we visited Lindos 3 or 4 times, so it was nice (and strange!) to be back. We re-visited our favourite shops and everything seemed a lot smaller than it did 15 years ago. Lindos is a very ancient town composed of small villas surrounding an acropolis – the town plan hasn’t changed much since the time of the Ancient Greeks! The streets are still too narrow for cars which is such a novelty. I wonder how many other towns in the world have car free streets – probably very few. We stayed in one of the many captains houses that were built in the 16th century by wealthy merchants and feature these beautiful pebbled floors. Like most Greek islands, there are a lot of cats in Lindos! I was pleased that most of them looked healthy and well fed. It breaks my heart to go abroad and see stray animals looking malnourished and diseased, which is often the case. I was still tempted to take a kitty cat home with me though – especially one of the very playful kittens. I think a kitten friend would greatly improve my daily life!
Lindos is a weird place in a lot of ways but especially because it’s so traditional yet so developed and touristy at the same time. Most of the residents are British expats and although Greeks own a lot of the businesses in the town, they tend to live elsewhere. Property is expensive in Lindos itself which might be why. It may also be because there are so many noisy bars and clubs in the town. There’s nothing to rival Ibiza, rather there’s an abundance of old, sticky bars playing music that was in the charts 20 years ago. I found it so incongruent with the surroundings. My parents remembered that when I was little I always wanted to go out dancing in Lindos at night. Now that I’m old enough I’m not so sure! We did watch the Wales vs. England Rugby match in a bar which was a fun experience, especially because we were surrounded by Welsh and English people doing the same, and Wales won, yippee!