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Discovering Rhodes’ Acropolis of Lindos, an Ancient Wonder

Rhodes is a lovely Greek island with a fascinating past and stunning natural beauty. The Acropolis of Lindos is one of the many gems Rhodes offers and is a reminder of the island’s former splendour. Let’s explore the impressive ruins, breathtaking scenery, and intriguing mythology surrounding this historical marvel.

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  • Duration: 2h 10min
  • Audio available in 5 languages
$ 10,69 per person

 

A Snippet of History

Be prepared to travel back in time as you ascend toward the Acropolis of Lindos. This ancient archaeological site, which dates to the fourth century BC, displays the remains of a Greek city. You can’t help but be in awe of the temple’s massive Doric temple to the goddess Athena and its exquisite architecture.

 

The Way to the Top

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Although the route to the Acropolis starts steeply uphill, the effort is well worth it. Take some time to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the quaint village of Lindos as you ascend. Ancient ruins are set against a magnificent backdrop of blue waters and an unspoiled coastline, producing a scene that is nothing short of spectacular.

 

Architectural marvels

You’ll be welcomed by a treasure trove of architectural marvels when you reach the summit. Ancient Greek builders’ expertise and artistry are evident in the remnants of the Hellenistic stoa, a covered walkway. Admire the exquisite reliefs and sculptures that adorn the columns as they take you back to a time of gods and heroes.

 

Lindia’s Temple of Athena

The Temple of Athena Lindia, poised majestically at its highest point, is, without a doubt, the showpiece of the Acropolis. Despite being in ruins, the temple nonetheless emits a sense of grandeur and respect. Imagine being at the exact location where the ancient Greeks flocked to honor their goddess. The views from the temple are stunning and offer a unique vantage point to take in Rhodes’ natural splendor.

 

Myths and lore

The Lindos Acropolis is covered in exciting mythology and stories from the past. The temple’s location was thought to be chosen because of its ties to the Danaids story. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the ruins’ crevices and corners and learn more about the stories passed down through generations.

 

Village of Lindos

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Spend some time exploring the picturesque village of Lindos after leaving the Acropolis. Whitewashed homes, classic taverns, and cute stores fill the streets of this town, which are tiny and twisting. Take the chance to stroll along the beautiful Lindos Beach while enjoying the warm Mediterranean sun.

The fusion of history, architecture, and natural beauty at the Acropolis of Lindos will mesmerize you. You can’t help but feel a strong sense of reverence for the past as you wander through its ancient ruins and take in the breathtaking views. Rhodes offers a remarkable trip through time, bringing you to a bygone era of Greek civilization with its beautiful Acropolis.

So gather your belongings, give in to Lindos’ attraction, and set out on a journey that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.