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    Something else about Lindos.

    by Maurizioago Updated Aug 12, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Lindos is a car free town. Streets are really narrow for cars there. The only area where you can find cars and bikes is the town square. This is the only square in Lindos. Here you can find the tourist office, some cafes, restaurants and the taxi stop. The only transportation option in town are the donkeys. This is one of the ways to go to the Acropolis.

    The town has a big choice of shops and restaurants. Some of these have a roof terrace.

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    The beaches.

    by Maurizioago Updated Aug 12, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Lindos has two beautiful beaches linked by a path. They aren't far from the town center but you have to climb down lots of stairs to get there.

    There are some restaurants and shops at one of these beaches. The other should have one or two restaurants if my memory serves me well.

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    Athena Lindia

    by miman Written Aug 22, 2006

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    Favorite thing: According to myth, the cult of Athena Lindia was pre-Hellenic, although this is not borne out by the sporadic excavation finds. The history of the sanctuary begins in the Geometric period (9th c. BC). In the Archaoc period the tyrant of Lindos, Kleoboulos, revived the cult and built a temple, probably on the site of an earlier one. The Archaic temple had the same Doric tetrastyle amphiprostyle plan as the subsequent one. The sanctuary was approached by a rough flight of steps. After it was burnt down in 342 BC, the present temple was built with the propylaea and the monumental staircase. The Hellenistic stoa is later. In the 3rd c. BC the cult of Zeus Polieus was introduced, although Athena remained the principal deity of the sanctuary. In the Roman period the priest Aglochartos planted olive trees on the spot, and according to an inscription the Sanctuary of Psithyros was built close to the Temple of Athena (2nd c. AD). The Temple of Athena Lindia is without doubt now, as was then, the crowning glory of this fabulous archaeological site. It occupies the southern most tip of the Acropolis and affords stunning views of St Paul’s Bay and beyond. It was erected on the highest point of the citadel in the 4th century BC, on the site where an archaic temple dating back to at least to the second millennium BC was destroyed by fire in 392BC.

    Fondest memory: In Greek mythology, Athena was the goddess of wisdom, weaving, crafts, and war. Athena's wisdom encompasses the technical knowledge employed in weaving, metal-working, and war, but also includes the cunning intelligence of such trickster figures as Odysseus.

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    View of Lindos

    by miman Written Jul 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Lindos is for most visitors the most impressive archaeological site on Rhodes. Here the dramatic natural landscape is enhanced by the picturesque quality of the more modern town.

    A road leads high up to the acropolis, and if you wish to avoid the tiring climb you can hire a donkey at the entrance of the town. The medieval walls are the first ruins you will encounter, fortifications built by the Crusaders (early 14th century) on the remains of earlier defenses, both Byzantine and ancient. There are a few of towers along the medieval walls, which follow the natural contours of the high ground.

    Fondest memory: Acropolis of Lindos is the most important archaeological monuments at the acropolis, but interesting ruins are scattered at various points within the town and just outside it as well.

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    Tourist Shops

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 22, 2005
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    Favorite thing: Lindos is touristic - the streets can be stepped and lined with the usual toutist shops, bars and supermarkets, their narrowness means it can soon get congested with daytrippers. ..but do explore those quiet corners and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the peacefulness which can be found.

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    Beach I

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 22, 2005
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    Favorite thing: There are two beaches seen as you approach - this is the larger one and looked pretty busy most of the times. Tavernas and good facilities just beehind and the usual sunbeds and parasols are availbale for hire.
    Fine sand andt he water looked so inviting and clear here too, a great place for a swim with a view!

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    Harbour Approach

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 22, 2005
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    Fondest memory: We enjoyed 2 day trips to Lindos - one by boat and once by bus. The appproach from the sea is idyllic as you enter the curving sweep of the bay and see the beaches with the white village further up the hill and crowned by the acropolis on the top. A memorable sight indeed. Here you can see the excursion boats at the small jetty by the smaller beach of Lindos.

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    Captains Houses

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    Captains House

    Favorite thing: 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.

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    Streets of Lindos

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    Favorite thing: 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!

    Fondest memory: 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.

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    Main Square

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 22, 2005
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    Favorite thing: This is the main square in Lindos with its central tree where people like to shade in its large branches. I noticed the wall around it was not just for people to sit on but also aided locals to get on their donkeys!
    It mains a good meeting place as the small taxi rank and the bus stop is here - motor traffic is not allowed in the village itself - besides which it would have a job with the streets being only just wide enough for a donkey. Enjoy the views across the bay from here too.

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    Pathway

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 22, 2005
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    Favorite thing: Access to either of the two beaches as you descend from the village of Lindos is easy as a lovely path runs between them so if you have to run for the return boat and end up on the wrong beach then no worries - just take this path and you'll reach the harbour area in afew minutes. Affords pretty views of the bay and another little church is passed too.

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    Lindian Streets

    by Christianne Written Sep 27, 2004

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    Lindian streets

    Favorite thing: After having seen the city of Rodos, you will realize that the architecture and the street-layout of Lindos is different.The city of Rodos reminds more of a city but Lindos reminds more of an island.
    Stroll around the back streets and find the bar in which you would like to have a coffee or a drink.

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    Lindos bay

    by Christianne Written Sep 27, 2004

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    Lindos bay

    Favorite thing: If you follow the traffic signs to the beach you will arrive to left side of the beach otherwise if you go down from the Acropolis, following Palla street you will arrive to the right side of the beach.
    They are two different sandy beaches of the same bay.

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    The Acropolis of Lindos

    by Christianne Written Sep 27, 2004

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    Lindos' Acropolis

    Favorite thing: At the top of the hill is located the Acropolis of Lindos. The reason that the Acropolis was built there is that Lindos was one of the richest towns of that period and that many pirates were trying to conquer it.

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    Lindian Door Detail

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Just a closer look at some of the architectural detail of the Lindian Houses - the doorways are called pylones and they often have intricate carving on their door surrounds and pediments.

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