Melenos Lindos, Rhodes

To get to Symi you have to fly into Rhodes and take a boat over.

I had planned to fly in, stay the night in a very simple hotel up in Rhodes Old Town and catch the first ferry out in the morning.

That all changed when I found Melenos Lindos.

A little boutique hotel way down the coast of Rhodes with views out over Lindos Bay and floors made of pebbles.

How could we not stay a couple of days and experience it for ourselves?

Spread over the hillside that leads up to the acropolis, it’s a warren of pretty little rooms, pebbly streets and blossoming gardens.

Even the stroll to breakfast in the morning feels like its own adventure.

We took a table beneath the vines, looking out to sea.

Indulging in the first two (of many) iced coffees we’d enjoy on our trip!

We got stuck into choosing favourites from the menu…

…only to be informed that you don’t choose.

They bring them all!

As I’m sure you can imagine I was delighted, and we settled in for our luxuriously long breakfast.

Thick Greek yogurt with fruit.

Some sort of eggy, bready combo with herbs and slices of sausage.

Thick Greek yogurt with honey and nuts.

My new favourite breakfast dish. ‘Kagianas’ – eggs with tomato and olive oil in a sort of scramble.

Must try and recreate this at home!

We made our way through most of the menu, only faltering on the profiteroles which I’m ashamed to say we couldn’t quite manage at breakfast time!

We explored more of the hotel grounds in an effort to work off the warm croissants and cream pies with cinnamon.

Gold choker

Blue polka-dot dress

Pom-pom basket // Braided sandals

The rooms with their pretty terraces are lovely, but the hotel bar is where we truly fell in love with the place.

A tented terrace in all of the Greek blues.

Where Stellios treated mum to a rose, much to our utter delight.

Blue linen shirt dress

There’s a little shop, too.

An Aladdin’s cave of treasures.

Even if you don’t stay at the hotel, this is well worth a visit.

Our room was slightly set apart from the others.

On the very edge of the cliff, with its own grand entrance.

A terrace big enough for friends to join for drinks.

A kitchen, a sitting room and two very simple, very comfortable bedrooms.

And that view…

We spent only a little time making the most of our terrace during the day, preferring to explore the island.

But at night it really came into its own.

Polka-dot wrap dress

It turned out to be the perfect place to watch the sun set and escape the madness of the hotel, where a wedding was in full swing.

We ordered room service and enjoyed our own little private party.

White shirt (similar) // Mustard trousers

Sandals

All jewellery her own designs – Silver May

Though I must admit I did treat her to a new design.

One we found in the shop I mentioned. A pomegranate.

That opens to reveal its seeds.

We toasted to a new adventure together.

Best friends on the road again!

And had a Greek supper overlooking the Greek sunset.

Shrimp saganaki – my all time favourite. Try it at home!

A very fancy looking moussaka.

And fresh fish in herbs.

We finished the bottle sitting shoulder to shoulder, watching the stars twinkle into life.

The perfect start to our travels.

Should you feel the urge to go to Symi (and I promise you will when you’ve finished reading my posts this week!) I thoroughly recommend a stop off at Melenos Lindos. It’s one of the prettiest hotels I’ve ever stayed in.

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  • this place looks like paradise!! beautiful photographs x

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  • So many wonderful views and all I can think about is petting that little moggie ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Looks an absolute treat and that second polka dress is stunning!!

    Rebecca
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  • Rach

    I love how there’s so much character!! Definitely worth staying a couple more days!

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  • Laura

    Looks like absolute perfection! Hope you and Mummy Londoner had a lovely time ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Is that filo pastry on the moussaka?! So intrigued. Looks amazing!

    Reena
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  • Noemi

    More I read your post about Lindos, more I think about some Game of thrones’ set ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lovely place ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kblossoms

    Stunning photos, I always love all your travel pics and how you put the scenic pictures along with your outfits. I create nature inspired jewelry http://www.kblossoms.etsy.com

  • These photos are stunning! What an amazing trip you have captured Greece in beautiful pictures.
    And meals look so delicious.
    Much love xx
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  • All of these photos are so pretty! X
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  • Agnes B

    I’m so happy I found my way back to your blog! All of the photos are so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • This looks SO amazing!! Greece has been on my bucket list for a while now and I need to go ASAP! xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

  • Sotia Lazu

    For PERFECT Kayanas, make sure the peeled tomato (cubed or crushed) is in the pan first until all its water evaporates, then add the oil, and when it’s hot, pour in the eggs and treat them like scrambled eggs. My grandma used to make it, and I rock it!

  • What a gorgeous place! I love taking trips with my mom. There’s something about traveling with mom that makes my heart feel happy. I hope you gals enjoyed it!

  • These blues are just perfect. I love that about Greece and the Med generally and have tried to create a little piece of that in my own garden this summer. It helps tame my wanderlust between trips and whilst we await the arrival of our little Inspiration Highway adventurer. Would you say this is a good place to visit with a baby?