The Acropolis of Lindos



The Acropolis of Lindos was built on a steep rock 116 meters hight overlooking the blue Sea and the Lindos city below. The Acropolis is dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, dating from the 4th century and it attained its final form in around 300 BC. The remains also include the Byzantine chapel of Agios Ioannis, large Hellenistic arcade, the Propylaia and the castle of the Knights of Saint John built a huge fortress around the Temple to defend the island from the Ottomans.

Carved into the rock at the bottom of the steps leading up to the acropolis is a unique relief of a Rhodian trireme(warship)

A cobbled road leads up and for those who whish to avoid the tiring walking up to the hill there are donkeys station "Lindian taxi" for hire. (at the main entrance to the town and the harbour beach).

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