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We had a nice bus ride along the eastern coast of Rhodes as we headed down towards Lindos. The weather was going to be great this day and we did our best to remember all the good swimming spots we saw in case we wanted to come back later. That would mean another bus ride, though...
The bus dropped us off in Lindos at a little shopping area at the base of the Acropolis. We wandered through the area, peeking into the little shops as we followed the signs for the Acropolis. When we started to get close, my heart sunk - there were a bunch of very slow moving tourists making their way up the narrow path to the site. There was plenty of room to fit three people safely on this walkway, but for whatever reason there was only one line going up, and one coming back down.
After a good half an hour of this frustrating walk, with me making a third lane whenever I could to pass the slow people, we made it to the entrance. I thought once we were inside it would be better, but it looked like there was some sort of tourist duplicator there, because there were people EVERYWHERE! Of course, they all had the same habits.
Now that I am done complaining, I can tell you about the Acropolis.
Upon reaching the top of the site, you are instantly greeted by great views from every angle. The open sea is to the east and stretches to the north. The town of Lindos is in the west. To the south, the most noticeable item is St. Paul's Bay. It is believed that the saint docked here on a trip to Ephesus. In the immediate surroundings are the ruins of the fortress on the site, including a temple of Athena from antiquity. Although not huge by any means, we spent a good hour up there just taking it all in. When we did decide to leave, the crowds had died down considerably, so it didn't take all that long. Praise God for that.
We headed back to the bus stop and got tickets to go back to Rhodes City. Time to get some R&R on the bus!