Nestling against the rocky flank of an ancient acropolis dating from the 10th century BC, Melenos Lindos offers spectacular views of the Azure Aegean and the coastline beyond. The temple above, enclosed in its medieval fortress creates a stunning backdrop to this truly distinctive accommodation.
Whilst paying homage to the simple Lindian village architecture, the detail of the sandstone facades with their hand carved motifs; paved pebble mosaics and handcrafted interiors are breathtaking. Colour from trailing Bougainvilleas, fragrance from Frangipani, Lavender and Jasmine complete the ambience.
A passion for Greek history and culture combined with 21st century expectations of luxury and service will make your stay at the Melenos Lindos an unforgettable experience.
Restaurant at Melenos Lindos
Our highly qualified chefs have imagination and enthusiasm and a diverse approach to their menus. While respecting their Greek tradition and the aromatic influences from Asia Minor, they seek a broader balance without limitation; always eager to try a new combination of ingredients and flavours to widen their already impressive repertoire.
However, like all reputable chefs these days, they acknowledge that high quality fresh raw ingredients are the essential basis to a good meal; they understand that often only very subtle enhancement is enough to give a dish individuality.
Weddings & Events:
Whether you are looking for a small intimate wedding or a large extravagant one, we are here to make this dream come true with professionalism and responsibility.
Our aim is to provide our guests personal attention, privacy, hospitality, top quality service and most of all to take of their shoulders the stress of organizing their wedding. Set on a rocky crag close to Melenos-Lindos is the tiny, centuries old chapel of Agios Demetrios (Saint Dimitrios). It is conveniently positioned for a wedding followed by the reception at the ‘Melenos’ roof-top restaurant or in our private garden just a few steps away.
Melenos Lindos can be hired for “exclusive use”. Our team will be delighted to offer you our exceptional service and catering of private parties, private dinning, gala dinners, champagne receptions, brunches and small meetings, always according to the distinctive quality of “Small Luxury Hotels of the world”. To make it a really memorable occasion we suggest the whole of the hotel venue is reserved for a minimum of two or three nights.
Garden Lounge Area:
The Garden lounge area is the ideal location for day dreamers. A genuine oasis under the hypnotizing Lindos sunset combined with deep blue colors of the sea. Relax on the soft comfortable sofa beds and enjoy classic and contemporary cocktails, champagne and sumptuous petit gourmet teats. An incredible experience of luxury and surrender of the body, mind and soul.
"Fouli" Gift Shop:
Many of the valuable items one notices walking around our property belong to the owner’s, Michalis Melenos, private collection. If you have the same passion collecting unique pieces from Greece, Turkey, Italy, Syria and not only, you can find them in our Gift Shop “Fouli”.
About 45 kilometers south of the town of Rhodes is the Lindos Acropolis, a massive fortified outcrop which dominates the landscape. It is the site of the temple to Athena established by the Dorians more than 3000 years ago. The present village of Lindos which nestles below the Acropolis, was once the centre of a powerful city-state. In ancient times it was an important place of pilgrimage. Over the centuries Lindos remained a centre of trade activity because of its two natural harbours.
Because of its strategic position between the East and the West, the island of Rhodes attracted many invading forces. When the Ottomans took control of Rhodes in 1523, Lindos prosperity continued. By the early 17th C the unique style of the Lindos Mansions had evolved. These distinctive houses form the basis of the design inspiration for Melenos-Lindos