Lindos, Rhodes " Lindos the hidden natural beauty"
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As soon we arrived, the excursion tour bus was waiting, this time we joined group number 9, actually the group we join always is designated by the ship and not elected by us.
The tour started around the harbour, the site of Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world which has been destroyed by an earthquake, the palace of the grand masters, and the old town of Rhodos, then we had to drive around 45 minutes to Lindos, which I called “The hidden natural Beauty “, we visited there the Acropolis of Lindos which lies above the modern town, a magnificent view of Aegean sea from there. You have the choice to ride a donkey to reach the Acropolis up to the hill or walk, we chose walking.
Many hotels have been established in Lindos, made it a great place for quiet and peaceful vacation, all hotels architectures are very strict and standardized to keep shape of the site in harmony, for instannce, all window frames must be brown same shade!! as our tour guide explained, now Lindos people are making very good money from tourism to the extent they don’t know what to do with their money!
After we finished, we drove back to Rhodes the old town, it is a castle with many gates, we walked inside the town, we got into the town from one gate, walked around, and then got out from another gate.
In there one can find many shops, restaurants and cafes, after such long day, we picked a cafe, had a snack and some drinks before we got back to the ship.
Amazingly, everywhere in Rhodes you might find a monument or a historical site, that’s why the government is very careful in giving housing permits, any site must be scanned first by archaeologists before allowing any constructions, many landlords suffered due to this. However, the government is generous in their compensation, one fisherman got around half a million Euro after he caught something in his net goes back many thousands of years.
For dinner we celebrated a dessert called “Alaska on fire” an ice cream covered with burning sugar, it was tasty though!