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Acropolis of Lindos, Lindos

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Perched atop a rocky hill, Acropolis of Lindos represents natural citadel fortified over the centuries by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and the Ottomans. Offering sweeping views of a small town's picturesque harbor, this important archaeological site contains remains of several ancient structures, the most notable of which is a Doric temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and dated to about 300 BCE. A monumental medieval wall surrounds this age-old temple and fortifications built by the Crusaders in the 14th century. The climb up to these ancient ruins can be quite arduous; you can make it a bit easier by arranging for a donkey ride up to the top. Using our online itinerary creator, Lindos attractions like Acropolis of Lindos can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The view upstairs is marvellous. Do not be tempted to waste your money on a donkey - it is a short climbing.  more »
  • We walked here from the aquagrand hotel which is roughly 30minutes at a decent pace. The area is beautiful and scenery photos are abundant given the panoramic view from the approach to the acropolis. ...  more »
  • The acropolis is situated on top of the hill overlooking the town and is a 'must see' when on Rhodes.It's the remains of a fortress built by the Knights of St John during the Crusades and subsequently...  more »
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  • Fabulous views and so well reconstructed. A lot of archaeological work has been done over the decades. Sunset best time to visit. They do not warn you it closes at 7.40pm. So leave enough time to visit. Steep climb and not for feint hearted.
  • Fabulous views from the top of the Acropolis on Lindos and St. Paul's Bay. Entrace fee €12, quite high for the small site. Looks amazing from afar. The climb can be done on foot or by the Lindos taxi (the donkeys).
  • The view is spectacular. You can see the magnificent Lindos and parts of the coast line. The Acropolis itself was disappointing. You can only see old stones without a proper explanation. The entrance fee is quite high.
  • This is such a great place, the hike up here isn't too strenuous and there are so many temples and ruins. I really enjoyed the acropolis.
  • There's an entrance fee. 12 euros at the time of writing. Looks cool from afar. The hike is not that bad either. Nice views around the Acropolis too.