The imposing rock of the Acropolis, the white-washed houses blended with the sophisticated Captain's Villas as well as the narrow steets, two splendid beaches and the Aegean breeze embody the beauty of Lindos to a unique, anticipated destination.
Take a donkey-ride all the way to the sacred rock and live the experience of the local people's transportation until only recently. Explore the mystery of the past by visiting the temple of Lindia Athena at the very top level of the Acropolis and take your time to relish the astonishing 360 degree views of the deep blu Mediterraneanean sea, the picturesque natural harbors, the puzzle-like houses or the sun-dried mountains of Marmari.
Wonder inside the streets and get lost in the magical atmosphaire that connects yesterday with today. Walk until the end of the main harbor and visit the temple of Cleobulus the Lindian, one of the seven wise personalities and the ancient world.
"Μέτρον Άριστον - Do everything in life, as long as you maintain moderation" was one of his most famous quotes.
Lindos was founded by the Dorians led by the king Tlepolemus of Rhodes, who arrived in about the 10th century BC. It was one of six Dorian cities in the area known as the Dorian Hexapolis. The eastern location of Rhodes made it a natural meeting place between the Greeks and the Phoenicians, and by the 8th century Lindos was a major trading centre. In the 6th century it was ruled by Cleobulus, one of the Seven Sages of Greece. The importance of Lindos declined after the foundation of the city of Rhodes in the late 5th century.
In classical times the acropolis of Lindos was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC. In Hellenistic and Roman times the temple precinct grew as more buildings were added. In early medieval times these buildings fell into disuse, and in the 14th century they were partly overlaid by a massive fortress built on the acropolis by the Knights of St John to defend the island against the Ottomans.