Lindos in Rhodes
If there is one thing you absolutely must not miss when you are in Rhodes, it is certainly the city of Lindos. With its Acropolis, where the Temple of Minerva Lindia stands out, is one of the most beautiful places on the island.
The Acropolis of Ancient Lindos was built on a steep cliff 116 meter high and it is like a huge natural balcony overlooking the archipelago. Its monuments testify to the power and wealth known from Lindos. The remains of the temple of Athena Lindia (4th century BC), of the entrance colonnade and of the great stoa of the Hellenistic period have been preserved.
Moreover you will find the small Byzantine church of Aghios Ioannis and the Administrative Center of the Knights’ period. The walls of the Acropolis were fortified by the Knights in the fourteenth century who added the great access stairway. The only one of its kind is the ancient vessel sculpted in the rock the 2nd century B.C.
Just below the acropolis there is the small town of Lindos, a village made with white cubic houses, dated more than 3.000 years ago, which still preserve the charm of the millennial history and traditions. With its intricate and narrow streets where you can “get lost”, the mosaic courtyards with white and black stones, Lindos is still today a destination of great impact for those who want to experience the ancient Greece.
Worth visiting is also the Amphitheater, obtained on the western side of the acropolis, in the area of the small port of Saint Paul. Very close to the theater you can see the remains of walls belonging to an ancient gymnasium. In 1904 important inscriptions were found in this point, among these stands out the chronicle of the temple of Athena Lindia.
Since you are there, drop to the tomb of Cleaboulo, one of the seven wise men of antiquity, who is said was born in Lindos. It is a large monumental tomb of the classical era, surrounded by a fence. And after this dive into history, do not miss the white beaches and the fine sand that you can find in Lindos.
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