The Acropolis of Lindos

There’s no way you get to Rhodes and not go to see the ”alternative” Acropolis in Lindos. By the time you arrive at the top of the hill Acropolis stands so proud, you’ll feel that ancient breeze take your mind away.

The Acropolis of Lindos is located on the southeastern side of Rhodes 55 klm away from the town, on the first foothill Marmari and includes the ruins of a temple of Athena of Lindos, the Acropolis’ castle and the relief of “Triimiolias’.

Especially the temple that we are gonna talk about today is said to exist since the 4th BC century. The temple of Athena Lindos, is an oblong tetrastyle amphiprostyle church. Initially at the position of the church there was only one altar, and later built a simple nave. And then in the 6th century they built the temple of Kleovoulos which destroyed by fire in the 4th BC. According to archaeologists, it was gold and ivory statue of the goddess, like the Parthenon in Athens, not preserved today.

Bellow are some pictures that will transfer you only a littlle from the magic, till i come back to write about the acropolis castle.. Enjoy your journey.