In the village of Lindos there are many houses from the 16th, 17th, and 18th century known as "Captains" houses as they were built for the wealthy ship owners Their architecture and decoration is unique in Greece - high windows so they could watch their ships. Until recently these houses were deserted but now the locals have restored them under the supervision of the Archaelogical Service. Many can be entered as they are now bars or clubs.
The little sidestreets of Lindos are beatuiful. In some cases they lead nowhere in particular, just to houses and more backstreets. There's perhaps no shops or tevernas down them, but they're lovely to just wander down and see where the Lindians live.
A view inside the Acropolis looking back to the way that you finally enter the city. You can see a lot of the "rubble" that I mentioned. It seems to be OK to clamber all over it - here in the UK we'd be told to "keep off!!", whether to save us from danger or the rubble from erosion.
St. Paul's Bay III
Here's St. Paul's Church. A very simple building, but one that still manages to look pretty, especially when set against the blue of sky and of the bay. It's quite tranquil too - I guess most people who come down to the bay wander up to the church for a minute or too, but there's no "passing trade" so you can be in peace and quiet for the most time.
The small town of Lindos lies about an hour's drive down the east cost of the island of Rhodes, and is a major day-trippers destination, as well as being host to tourists who base themselves here.
The main attraction of Lindos is simply that it's an incredibly picturesque town, with small whitewashed buildings crawling up the face of the nearby hillside - or perhaps cliff is more like it - on top of which is perched the Acropolis of Lindos. However, for the beach-lover, there's the bonus of a beautiful sandy beach, in sharp contrast to the shingle beaches around Rhodes town and the north shore hotel strip.
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