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“Acropolis Lindos”

Acropolis of Lindos
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Private Tour: Lindos Acropolis and Village
Ranked #6 of 23 things to do in Lindos
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Reviewed January 10, 2011

We took a lovely boat trip from Rhodes Town to Lindos. Arriving at Lindos we were given a few hours free time. We had already decided to visit The Acropolis and started on the climb to the top, we walked the same route that the donkey's were taking. ( i fell in love with the donkeys and felt it was cruel to see them carrying tourists to the top) It took about 30 min for us to get to the Acropolis but that was due to all the beautiful views , they took my breath away. You need good footwear something thick soled as its very stoney, and lots of sunscreen and water it was 39 degrees at the top. We paid 6 euros to visit the acropolis and it was well worth it , it was stunning and the views from the top were amazing. If like me you have a fear of heights then some areas of the Acropolis are a no
go, i handed camera to my husband to take some photo's. Back down at the beach we had a lovely cold beer in frosted glasses and a greek salad while we waited for the boat to take us back . Lindos is so beautiful and well worth a visit. If you have difficulties walking or have small children I would advise you to think carefully about The Acropolis its uneven ground and steep drops need to be considered

11  Thank K J
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Reviewed November 30, 2010

Acropolis is definatelly worth seeing. Apart from its historical attractivenes the view from the top is amazing. You can see the whole lindos city and the bays around Lindos. It costs 6 euros to get there. It is a bit hard when the temperatures are over 35 degrees, so better get there early in the morning. You can also get to the top on donkeys, but they look so tired, that I would't do it to them.

7  Thank sierotkaa
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

I had never heard of the Lindos Acropolis, but am so glad I was able to go. The ruins are phenomenal; however, I took a picture and cannot remember what it was. I just remember our guide saying to go look for it, but I have no idea what it is. If someone knows what this is, please tell me. I can't remember if it is footprints or where posts or something else used to be.

Thank Aunt23
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Reviewed October 1, 2010

It is certainly worth the climb from Lindos town because the Temple of Athena, the central attraction of the Acropolis, stands on the highest hill in the Lindos area, perhaps of the entire east coast of Rhodes. This was why the site was chosen originally.
At the foot of the ramp there is a cliff face relief of a ship, intricately carved on natural rock and beautifully preserved for more than 2,000 years. There is an entrance fee to the Acropolis itself.
Unlike Pompeii in Italy, the Acropolis has been partially restored using modern masonry. This is most obvious at the Temple itself, the three columns at each end are all modern. The West Wall of the Temple, however is of the original masonry, as with a portion of the East Wall.
The whole site has a relaxing atmosphere to it, and it easy to sit down somewhere and enjoy the splendid views the site has to offer. On the West side a a magnificent view of the Lindos town, with the red rooftop of the church standing out from what is otherwise a sea of white masonry. On the coastal side, one can enjoy the entire view of St Pauls Inlet. Tradition has it that the apostle visited this area around AD 53.
On the south side there is a flight of steps leading to the ruin of a Roman temple, with the inky blue Mediterranean stretching beyond.

11  Thank Sauna-Nut
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

Was staying at Lindos Blu (another review). Lindos Acropolis was obviously on our list as well as Kamiros, Kastellos and Monolithos.
After climbing through the town we followed some donkeys up the slow road to the base of the impressive crusader fort. Then, we paid our money at the booths to get in. Please could people pay. We saw dozens of people just walking straight in past the queue. Anyway, the climb up the stairs is a little precarious. Them templar knights obviously had no health and safety executive as the steep drop off the side of the steps was a little scary, and with tourists coming down, some old, some young, some slow, some impatient made it all a little interesting! But once up and in... wow! The views were worth the effort alone, but the acropolis itself is magnificent. A worthy temple to Athena, that has been preserved and skilfully restored. The steps are impressive, the later Crusader castle is boyhood fantasy stuff, All in all, a worthy destination.
Note, hire a car not a stuffy bus if coming from out of Lindos. You'll be in a car park above Lindos as the towns street are alleyways. (the buses park up there as well) You walk down into the town, then up the lanes either by foot or by happy, cared for donkeys. We never used the donkeys as I'm a fat old so and so who frankly needs the exercise, but many others did, and the donkeys appeared to enjoy themselves. Donkeys won't do stuff they don't want to. These cheeky chaps would always like to go fast ( a stiff walking pace - not a horsey gallop) and the folk are bounced around. It is fun to sit in a side cafe and watch.

8  Thank peternicols
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