Acropolis of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos
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Looming over the town of Lindos, this historic fortified citadel holds several ancient structures, including the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, The Castle of the Knights of St John, and an amphitheater. The acropolis offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the town below. Donkey rides are a traditional mode of transport here and remain a popular way of climbing the village's steep hills. On the way up, you'll pass by white-washed houses, quaint shops, and restaurants offering traditional Greek fare. Lindos is a 30-mile bus ride from Rhodes Town, and you'll need to purchase a ticket to enter the acropolis. – Tripadvisor
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  • LaurenJairath
    Gateshead, United Kingdom70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    What a stunning place! Really is worth a visit, the views from the top are insane. I would definitely recommend getting there as early as possible as the queue can get insanely long, we got there around 9am and were only queuing for 10 mins, whereas on the way back it went all the way down the shops at the bottom.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Sam L
    Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views, interesting but a bit expensive
    Really enjoyed looking at the archaeological site and they tried to add information which was helpful but could maybe have been some more. Also at the time we ended up listening to a guide who explained the history and this was very accessible and interesting so I'd maybe recommend a guided tour. I think €12 is a bit expensive for the ticket but it was an interesting time and also the views are incredible from up there. Try to go early as when we went around 2-5pm it was extremely hot.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Carlos
    London, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Acropolis tour
    Amazing experience to visit Acropolis in lindos, ancient temple of Greek civilization. Entry is €12 a person, we went by coach. Coach cost $20 a person. It was so nice to see lindos village from the Acropolis. If possible carry a bottle of water with you. It can be so hot up there. Beware of the steps.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Dan2847
    Barling, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family visit
    We travelled to Lindos our guide was absolutely fantastic with great knowledge of the area and its history, Lindos is a beautiful little town leading up to the Acropolis and Knights Hospitiler Castle. Be warned Lindos is the hottest area on the island and its a very steep climb to the the Acropolis we took bottles of water to stay hydrated. Once up the top the Acropolis really is amazing and the views of the island are spectacular. On our way down we stopped of in the ancient Byzantine Church which at 5 euros is well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Brianngog
    Cyprus10,545 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical Reminder
    If you are in Rhodes for any length of time the a visit the Acropolis in Lindos is an absolute must. Beautifully preserved and no doubt work is ongoing with history in each and every step you take - and trust me that’s a lot of History. Entry to the Acropolis is €12.00 and in my view that’s very reasonable and the queues are generally orderly and well marshalled. My advice would be to arrive as early as you can - opens at 0800 if memory serves - and wear walking footwear.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • SuzyDais
    Warrington, United Kingdom257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend
    We visited 4pm on a Monday. Crowd free. All coaches had gone. LOTS of steps climbing up and inside. bit precarious going up (no hand rails) and also around the top. Health and safety was lady with a whistle (!), this is Greece after all. Took us 10 minutes to walk to pay window. 12 euros each. Then 40 minutes to walk round and read information boards. Don’t forget your water and hat. Says 30 degrees but actually 35. Open every day. Took a picture with times.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Rebecca L
    Melbourne, Australia102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful part of Rhodes
    We arrived at 8.30am and benefited from the early start. The site is beautiful with stunning views and well worth a visit. We walked up the track typically used by the donkey operators and found it easy to navigate and there were no queues to purchase a ticket. We spent approximately an hour walking around the area and by the time we left, it was significantly busier. A must see destination, however definitely recommend doing so first thing in the morning.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Iri
    Helsinki, Finland40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avoid at heat and wear proper shoes
    We were not smart to book a trip here in the heat of above 30 degrees. No shade on the way, slippery stones on the road and stairs. It is a lovely place with breathtaking views, but due to being exhausted by the heat we were not able to enjoy it in full.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Marco M
    Milan, Italy48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit at the open!
    We went just before the open at 8am, we think its really the best time to visit the acropolis. Contrary to many guides and reviews the walk up there only takes 10 minutes. If you are used to walking or hiking it will be really easy. From the Village Square it takes 15 minutes. The light that early in the morning is wonderful and you can enjoy the visit with no queues basically. In July and August the area can get very hot (above 40 degrees C) so depending on your age and shape you need to consider go early in the morning.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Sébastien D
    Seine-et-Marne, France613 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See ! N°1 Place to see in Lindos
    Definitely a Must See in Rhodes. Best view of the area, cheap price and absolutely vell preserved and restored in 1985. The Best Place in Lindos by far and easy to walk even with kids.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 19, 2023
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AndrewWilko
London, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We went to Lindos by KTel bus (which serves the west side of Rhodes) €5.50 (Oct 2020) when you get to Lindos after about 75 mins from Rhodes town bus station, you then can take a short shuttle bus ride (.50c) to the town itself.

From there you start climbing up through cobbled walkways lined with shops selling the usual tourist stuff up towards the Acropolis.

You then come to the Pay Station where it’s €12 per adult. We got there about 11 and only had 6 people in front - when we came back down at about 1230 there was a long queue. You know what to do.

The Acropolis itself must surely have once ranked as one of the wonders of the world and even now is breathtaking.
Written October 16, 2020
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Nick_Mitchell1978
St Helens, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
The Acropolis at Lindos sits high atop a peak with stunning views over Lindos and its two natural harbours. €12 per adult gains you access to a historical site that predates the birth of Christ by some 300+ years.

As an aficionado of UK castles, it was quite incredible to stand somewhere stepped in even deeper history. The crenelated walls provided protection to the earlier columns and structures from the BC period. To stand amongst stones that previously carried statues to Zeus, Athena and co was truly mind-blowing and gave a sense of perspective as to how small our own individual lives are compared.

Word of caution, the yomp up is hard work in the sun and take bottled water (you'll need it). Most important is decent flat shoes as the walking surfaces are very uneven and the 'pavements' have been polished underfoot and have become quite slippery.
Written September 20, 2020
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL1,030 contributions
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Nov 2019
The Acropolis is by far the most significant attraction in Lindos. Be aware that the climb from the village up to the Acropolis is long and rather steep, and may not be suitable for everyone. NOTE: There are donkeys available to ride almost to the top for a nominal fee . If you decide to go, you won't be disappointed. For a small entrance fee, you will be treated to some of the most gorgeous views anywhere in Europe. I spent a solid hour at the summit and could have stayed longer. The historical significance of the Acropolis and associated temples and buildings is also amazing. We had a tour guide but I'm sure you can conduct a "do it yourself" tour as well. If in or near Lindos, do not miss this place if you can handle the physical strain. NOTE: I highly recommend bringing some bottled water for the climb and tour.
Written April 19, 2020
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Verity52
London, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
I think other reviewers have overstated the intensity of the walk up, so DON’T let that put you off this amazing place - please! The views alone from the top are worth the 12EUR entry fee but the ruins themselves are also beautiful and well-preserved. There is very little in the way of edge protection all around the acropolis so I would definitely watch young children closely. As others have noted, the stones on the walk up have been worn smooth so either wear grippy shoes or simply walk barefoot as we did. My tip is to visit at sunset when you get a stunning view of the sea and mountains at sundown. They do close at around 7.45pm though so make sure to allow enough time to get around before they kick you out.
Written August 20, 2020
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sopaca
Cambridge, UK2,934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Lindos acropolis is very impressive and worth the walk up which wasn't so hard. There are few signs though from the main town square so we later found we'd gone up the route the donkeys take which is a little longer. We came down the other way which goes past many souvenir stalls and was very slippery with the highly polished stones underfoot. Only saving grace being a great bar called Captains House on the way down.

The acropolis is hugely impressive with original bits and also parts 'fixed' during the Italian occupation of Rhodes from 1912-1945. The archaeologists are clearly not happy with their 'restorations' as shown in the signs.

There are many steep drops off the side of the cliff with little of no railing so do not go near the edge and keep a tight hold on children. There is one platform with apparent steps down which leads to a big drop after a couple of steps. It's a health and safety nightmare!

Entry was 12 Euros (about £10) each which we thought was a little steep,
Written October 27, 2021
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LesGUk
East Anglia, UK734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Wear good tough shoe's.
Some steps are uneven and a large area is just rock to scramble over to get to the top. Many of the steps have no handrail either side. Having said that we are over 70 with heath problems and the site and views are superb.
Go very early, when we came down at about 11.30 there were 100 people or more waiting on the steps to buy tickets. No discount for non EU countries as stated on their website it's 12 euros per adult.
Written June 13, 2022
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WitchyYork
Strensall, UK1,332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
12€ entrance fee may seem a bit steep (bit like the climb up to it) but history needs preserving for future generations. It’s amazing to think the first stones were laid over 2600 years ago and all the different periods of history that have added their own part. Take water with you, there are toilets at the donkey station before you pay to enter the acropolis. The steps are slippery stones, so wear proper gripping shoes or take the alternative donkey route.
Written October 21, 2020
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ryan180680
Stockport, UK500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We had been told that this was a must see thing to do in Rhodes. Starting with the donkey ride from the bottom my two boys were split. One of them loved it whereas the older one didn't enjoy it at all. It was a trek up the hill but us adults weren't out of breath. When you get to the top you pay to get into the acropolis which is €12 per adult and the kids are free. We spent around and hour looking round and then a nice walk down into the streets of lindos. A must see attraction if you're thinking of visiting Rhodes
Written August 21, 2020
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
It sits on the top of the hill. It is usually along line to get to the ticket booth and pay the 12 euros
Be prepared and get good shoes " it could be slippery". The view from the acropolis is beautiful.
You can get stunning pictures with the small tiny white houses.
Written November 28, 2021
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Jerry H
Lincoln, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Visited her on a boat trip from Rhodes town - very enjoyable and scenic cruise along the coast. On arrival we headed up the hill to the Acropolis - be ready for some steep and (depending on which path you take) fairly rough pavement. On arriving near the top, we found a queue for tickets - it's a popular landmark, and if several boats arrive at once, will inevitably build up a queue for tickets (12 Euro's each)... however, if you go on line you can book your tickets ahead (same price) and walk round the queue. The castle and the acropolis are impressive and the acropolis has clearly been recently renovated. Views from the top are spectacular. Worth a good hour of taking in the sites. The walk down, like the walk up, can be a bit rough in places, so a pair of "sensible" shoes is advisable. Plenty fo nice icecream shops and bards for a cooling cone or drink when you get back inot the town. Good day out, and good avlue
Written October 21, 2022
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