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Acropolis of Lindos

Investigate the remains of temples and fortifications at the ancient hilltop fortress that stood watch over Lindos for more than 2,000 years.

The striking looking Acropolis of Lindos sits high on a hilltop above the village of Lindos. The origins of the ancient citadel lie in the 9th century B.C., and it also served as a stronghold throughout the Byzantine period, the era of the Knights of St. John and during Ottoman rule. Visit the ruins of its temples, towers, castle and amphitheater for insights into the history of Lindos.

Reach the acropolis by traveling up the steep road that leads from the village. Admire the Hellenistic Wall that surrounds it and look for the rock carving of a Rhodian battleship at the foot of the steps running up to the ancient site. Start your exploration on the lower level. It features medieval buildings such as the 14th-century Castle of the Knights of St. John which was built on the foundations of a Byzantine stronghold. Nearby are rows of stone seats, all that remains of an ancient amphitheater. There is also the Administrative Building of the Knights and the Greek Orthodox Church of St. John.

Climb the staircase to the upper level for the Propylaea of the Sanctuary, a monumental gateway. See the Temple of Athena Lindia that dates back to the 4th century B.C. Inside, find the table of offerings and the base of the statue to Athena. Other notable sights are the large medieval staircase to the Governor’s Palace and the remains of a Roman temple.

Take advantage of your elevated position to photograph the gorgeous view of Lindos and its traditional cubic whitewashed houses, and beyond them, the sea.

Situated in Lindos, on the east coast of Rhodes, the acropolis is about a 1-hour drive from Rhodes City. Free parking is available on the main road above the village. There are also regular bus services to Lindos from the island’s capital.

The Acropolis of Lindos is open daily and there is an admission fee. A good time to visit is in the morning to avoid large tour groups and the afternoon heat.


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            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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              Paradromos Pros Pefkous, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
                 
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                Lindos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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