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. To visit Acropolis of Lindos and other attractions in Lindos, use our Lindos trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    I think after the Acropolis of Lindos is a must for any visitor to Rhodes: A landscape of outstanding natural beauty (turquoise waters, fine sand under the Akropolois) and an ancient Acropolis with divine radiance. You can upload with a donkey to the Acropolis and down ride also. Upload and down walk/ride through beautiful narrow streets to get, see homes and businesses in typical Greek style (white facade, red-purple Hibiscus flowers). The shops such as clothing in the typical Greek look (white linen dresses), hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, souvenirs. On the Acropolis, you can enjoy a spectacular view over the houses in typical Greek style (wealthy) and the turquoise waters. You can let yourself be enchanted by the divine radiance and look at the ancient excavations at the top (for admission). You can independently walk down to the beach, which although small is, but I also one of the most beautiful beaches (turquoise-blue waters, fine sand beach, very good taverns). Somewhat higher situated there are also everywhere especially beautiful and noble taverns. Conclusion: The Acropolis of Lindos is a highlight!
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  • August 17, 2017
    To gain access a long uphill road and buy a ticket which costs 12 euro. But it's worth it. What you see from there on is extraordinary. A nature that takes your breath away, framed in the ruins of the Acropolis.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The effort to get to the top will be rewarded by the archaeological heritage of the site and the view over the Bay and the village of white houses. You can climb even by mule.
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  • May 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    This place is absolutely astonishing. The city itself is made for tourists, a lot of shops, the houses look beautiful. I would recommend coming here in the evening, during the sunset. The sky looks really astonishing.
  • June 20, 2017
    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. Up to the top you can walk on foot or on a donkey. Sloping climbing slipping down
  • June 18, 2017
    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).
  • May 26, 2017
    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.

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Where to stay in Lindos

In spite of its small size, Lindos offers lodging options for every traveler's budget, including a range of self-catering apartments close to the city center's finest shops and restaurants. Although pricey, most apartments in this part of town feature fully equipped cooking facilities and access to private outdoor spaces. For something a little less expensive, try a mid-range hotel or private inn just outside of town. Small and friendly, these establishments provide free Wi-Fi and plenty of privacy just a few minutes' walk from the sea.
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