With whitewashed churches, historic buildings and unspoilt natural surroundings, holidays to Lardos are drenched in an authentic Greek culture and vibe. You can spend your days exploring the town centre, lounging on the sandy beach or relaxing over a traditional homemade Greek meal in one of Lardos' many restaurants.
Lots of fun in a seaside town
This beach and town resort is set at the base of craggy mountains and oozes an authentic Greek atmosphere with its laid-back, relaxed vibe. It's a small village but is still home to some fantastic historic structures and popular bars and restaurants in whitewashed buildings, all contributing to a truly Greek feeling throughout the resort. The area is surrounded by stunning natural terrain including long stretches of olive groves, rural paths and hilltops ideal for hiking and cycling.
Lardos has plenty to offer any holidaymakers wanting a relaxing getaway in a traditional Greek town, as it's complete with all the amenities and facilities of the larger resorts. If you have kids there's no shortage of things for them to do in Lardos, like racing around at Lardons Go-Karts and hitching a ride across the waves on Sabina's speed boats.
Soaking up that beach vibe
Only a 10-minute walk away from the main village centre is Lardos' Blue Flag beach. With shallow calm waters safe for swimming, it's a great spot to bring the family and an ideal place to do a bit of snorkelling. Sunloungers and parasols are also available for hire on the beach if you're planning on darkening your tan.
Most of the hotels in Lardos are located right on the waterfront, with impressive views of the sea and easy access to the sandy beach. These hotels have their own lounging areas on the sand and are a brilliant spot to grab some cold drinks and snacks to fuel you up.
History and culture around every corner
Greek culture and history are etched into every crevice and building here in Lardos. Whitewashed churches and brick buildings scatter the village and give this area an authentic Greek atmosphere when you walk through the town centre. For any history enthusiast, the remains of a Byzantine castle can be found here, as well as the monastery of Panagia Ypseni which is still in use today.
Out on the town
Evenings out in Lardos are a lively affair with bars, pubs and tavernas open all night long and serving up your favourite cocktails and spirits. There's tons of outdoor seating available and in the summer months parties spill out onto the village streets.
Local gifts and souvenirs
If you're looking for that unique souvenir to take home with you, Lardos has a great selection of shops and quaint Greek boutiques. The local stores and gift shops here sell handmade jewellery and ceramics whereas the supermarkets in town sell all your essential holiday items including snacks, cold drinks and that all-important suntan lotion.
Romantic settings and world-class dining
You won't be stuck for a place to dine in Lardos. There's a huge variety of restaurants including Mediterranean, Greek and Italian places to eat. Find a romantic meal for two under the stars at one of the many high-class restaurants with outdoor seating in the square - or grab a quick bite or hearty meal at one of the numerous pubs and bars.
The town next door
Lardos' nearest next-door neighbour is the larger resort of Lindos. This thriving town is just a 15-minute drive away and if you're looking for a more upbeat - and louder - nightlife scene it has plenty of bars and clubs down its cobbled streets. Lindos also has museums and art galleries if you want to soak up some Greek culture. There's little you can't find in Lindos' narrow and historical streets, including some fantastic shopping opportunities where you can pick up local Greek wines, handmade jewellery and bottles of that famous ouzo liqueur.