Lindos in the morning

Lindos Travel Blog

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view of the village
The village of Lindos is about an hour by bus from Rhodes town. White houses gather together at the base of a small peninsula, with beautiful Aegean beach on both side. The top of the peninsula is the site of acropolis of ancient Lindos.

It was still chilly when I arrived in a small plaza near the entrance of the village. The village was quiet, other than a few people began to repair their house, there was only the sound of wind and wave. I walk along a narrow path dividing the sea side rocky slope and the village, hope that I could reach the ancient acropolis by the way. It seems there are many guest houses in the village, that surely is a result of tourism.
house and a cat
After passing a small church and several flower garden, I reached the end of the village. With the sea on the left, there was a trail up to a slope covered by wild flowers, and 2 goats looking down. When I started climb, the goats went even higher, still looking at me. It seems they were guides leading me, to some place of their own.

After a short climb, I was on the edge of a cliff faces the sea, and there was a path climbing up to the fortified acropolis. Before the stairs to inner country yard, there was a sculpture of a galley, which shows the character of this ancient city. I climbed up the stairs. The gate of the fortress seemed to be an entrance to a time travel, and when I passed the gate house with curiosity and a little bit fear, I realised that it was. The inner country yard of the fortress belongs to classical time, with hellenic stoa and wide stair case leading to a higher platform. When I passed the columns of the stoa, I felt sacred scent in the air. The highest part of the acropolis is a small plaza, with an elegant temple stands on its left side, the Athena Lindia.

Though not much of its past is known, Lindos was one of the 3 city states on Rhodes in the classical time, and probably was the prevailing one. Originaly Aphrodite(in most case Aphrodite Urania) is the most popular deity of Asia minor or ancient Ionian cities. But it seems Lindians believed in Athena, and dedicated a beautiful altar of white marble to the goddess.
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view of the village
view of the village
house and a cat
house and a cat
village
village
village
village
view of the village
view of the village
door
door
way to acropolis
way to acropolis
goats
goats
acropolis
acropolis
sea side slope
sea side slope
climbing to the acropolis
climbing to the acropolis
fortified acropolis
fortified acropolis
relief of a galley at the entrance…
relief of a galley at the entranc…
entrance of acropolis
entrance of acropolis
inside the gate
inside the gate
ground flore of the administrative…
ground flore of the administrativ…
remains of classical staircase and…
remains of classical staircase an…
great stoa
great stoa
remains of a church
remains of a church
great stoa from above
great stoa from above
temple of athena(athena lindia)
temple of athena(athena lindia)
view of the coast
view of the coast
athena lindia
athena lindia
view of the village
view of the village
athena lindia
athena lindia
view from acropolis
view from acropolis
athena lindia
athena lindia
cat looking at the sea
cat looking at the sea
beggining of a war
beggining of a war
narrow way
narrow way
house
house
view of the village
view of the village
a medieval door
a medieval door
view of the village
view of the village
remains of an ancient basilica
remains of an ancient basilica
remains of a theatre
remains of a theatre
remains of a theatre and acropolis
remains of a theatre and acropolis
narrow street
narrow street
the virgin of lindos
the virgin of lindos
view of the village and acropolis
view of the village and acropolis
view of the village and acropolis
view of the village and acropolis
Lindos
photo by: dardeb