Streets of Lindos
I just loved exploring the narrow streets of Lindos, although you do have to dodge the donkeys at times - dokey dung was quickly scooped up too so that was not a problem. Its a bit of a rabbit warren of the lanes although not as big as youu think when sen from above - seeral times we found we havce walked around in a circle! This was one of my favouite shots - the white-washed walls the pink flower tumbling over, the blue skies and the acropolis in the distance.
St Georges Chostas
If you arrive by boat and walk up to Lindos from the harbour you'll probably pass this small church on the right hand side. This is St Georges Chostas, the oldest church in Lindos, dating from the 12th century.
Apparently it has a life size icon of St George inside which is quite something ...but these smaller churches are rarley open to the public, so I contented myself with its outside appearance which is a typical picture postcard of Greece for me.
View From Temple
Her's the view down to the bay behind the Lindian Temple - its St Paul's Bay - so named as this is where the apostle was reputed to have landed on Rhodes. Its an amazing view - looks like its totally enclosed but as we saw later there is a channel through it.
Final Thanks and View
My thanks if you have endured this far and enjoyed the views and sights of Lindos. Please let me know what you think - I love to read your comments. For now I'll leave you with this final view over the rooftops of Lindos :-)
It is a traditional village around 50 km from the city of Rodos.The first impression is amazing. A visitor feels like beeing in an island of Cyclades.
Narrow paved streets going up and down, white sparkling houses with courtyards,
alleys, souvenir shops of folk art,cafe-bars.You are not going to see any car inside the settlement. The cars the stop at the entrance of the village where is the square and a big tree.
The white houses have flat roofs, courtyards and the streets are stone-paved.
At the main square arrive every moment buses, cars and taxis with tourists.
The streets are full of the shops wares such as woven items, ceramics, bags, sandals, clothes.
Lindos' beach is always full till late in the evening. Later, the tourists come out again to visit some of the numerous bars of the village.
The architecture of Lindos is different from the architecture of any other place
on the island.
The ship-owners mansions (16th, 17th and 18th century) with the stoned-facades dominate the area.
The Municipallity of Lindos is located at the south-east side of the island about 50 km from the city of Rodos.The Municipality consists of the following villages: Lindos, Lardos,Laerma,Kalathos and Pylonas.
The village of Lindos has a history of thousands of years from the period of the rich Lindian ship-owners.It used to be one of the three doric cities of the island.
The main occupation of the locals had to do with sea due to infertility of the ground.
Nowadays, the main occupation is the tourism.
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