The picturesque village of Lindos is located 55km / 34mi south of Rhodes town on the east coast of the island. According to Homer, Lindos was built by the Dorians at the same time as Kamiros and Ialyssos in the 12th century B.C. The town reached the height of its power in the 6th century B.C. during the reign of Tyrant Kleovoulos - Cleobulus (one of the seven wise men of antiquity) who ruled for more than 40 years.
|Kleovoulos – Cleobulus (625 – 555 B.C.)|
Walking through the narrow cobbled streets of Lindos village.
|Semicircular Exedra and Triemiolia (relief ship)|
The Greek Orthodox Church of St John, dating from the 13th or 14th century and built on the ruins of a previous church, which may have been built as early as the 6th century.
The medieval walls of the acropolis built by the Knights of St John the Hospitallers on the foundations of an older Byzantine fortification.
The Doric Temple of Athena Lindia - dating from 300 a, built on the site of an earlier temple. Inside the temple is the altar and the base of the cult statue of Athena.
The acropolis offers spectacular views of the surrounding harbors and coastline.
Apostle Paul visited the island while returning to Jerusalem from his third missionary journey. Acts 21:1 (NIV). The tradition says that Paul's ship landed in a harbor at Lindos on Rhodes.
The Lindians were also great sculptors. Their bronze statuses are famed for their incomparable craft. The famous Colossus of Rhodes was a bronze statue by the Lindian artist Chares.