Stunning Lindos of Rhodes

In ancient Greece, the city of Lindos was one of the most important city on Rhodes, which flourished under the Knights of St. John. All the ancient charm of this city has been preserved to the present. Only pedestrians or at most donkeys can circulate along the narrow alleys of Lindos, often used to transport tourists to the Acropolis. No structural changes are allowed to the buildings many of which dated back to the 15th century.

Lindos Rhodes: the tipical Mediterranean village

The center of Lindos, despite the obvious narrow dimensions of urban planning, it is a lively place where the tourists flock to the beautiful traditional tavernas with tables set up on the terraces. Complete the picture, Lindos bay which has a beautiful sandy beach equipped with colorful umbrellas that offer shelter from the scorching sun. Lindos Rhodes between history and breathtaking sunsets.

Lindos: history and scenic beauties

Above the modern town, the Acropolis of Lindos rises, a natural citadel fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John and the Ottomans. This makes the site difficult to excavate and interpret archaeologically. The Acropolis offers spectacular views of the surrounding harbors and coastline. On the Acropolis of Lindos today parts of some very important buildings may still be seen. Among these, The Doric Temple of Athena Lindia with the table of offerings and the base of the cult statue of Athena. Morever, the Propylaea of the Sanctuary and Hellenistic and the well-known relief of a Rhodian trireme. This last cut into the rock at the foot of the steps leading to the acropolis.

The Acropolis is surrounded by a Hellenistic wall contemporary with the Propylaea and the stairway leading to the entrance to the site.

A Roman inscription says that the wall and square towers were repaired at the expense of Aelius Hagetor, the priest of Athena in the 2nd century AD. Built some time before 1317 on the foundations of older Byzantine fortifications, it was the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, the Castle of the Knights of St John. The Greek Orthodox Church of St John dated 13th or 14th century was built on the ruins of a previous church. We don’t have many information about this earlier church, however probably dated back before the 6th century.

This scenic beauty that you see from the Acropolis are the subject of the best post cards from the Greek islands. It produces itself from year to year thousands if not millions of shoots. The sunset of Lindos is the best experience to try after a day spent exploring the island or enjoying the sea.