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Lindos

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  • Type: Beaches, Monuments and Memorials, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.7)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Food Scene: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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On the eastern shores of Rhodes, Lindos is, at first glance, a whitewashed town with overpriced cafés  and cheap tourist shops. Many of its streets and parking lots are lined with tour buses. There is even a claustrophobic beach, dotted with white umbrellas and squeezed in a tight cove. But while your arrival to this over-commercialized village might make you question why you've come, your patience will be well worth it.

Your reward: The Acropolis of Lindos.

These awe-inspiring ruins feature huge Hellenistic pillars surrounded by medieval fortifications, dating back to when this city was an important center of commerce for Rhodes. Inside the acropolis you'll find the rugged Castle of the Knights of St. John (built to safeguard the city) and the stately and beautiful Doric Temple of Athena Lindia (built for religious purposes). One on TripAdvisor attests the "acropolis is definitely worth seeing. Apart from its historical attractiveness, the view from the top is amazing. You can see the whole Lindos city and the bays around Lindos."

You can drive yourself to Lindos or take a public bus; click on the time schedule for more details. You can also sign up for privately run daytrips when you're in Rhodes Town or Faliraki. Admission to the Acropolis of Lindos is €6 EUR (about $8.50 USD). The acropolis is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from November through March with extended hours in the summer. For more information, check out the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism's website.

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