The Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes

April 3, 2017 Paul Groves

Day 88 of 111. Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Acropolis means “high city”. The building at the highest point of a city is the Acropolis. Lindos has an Acropolis that we visited today and later in the trip (tomorrow) we will visit the Acropolis in Athens. Visiting this site involved quite a few steps… thus the donkey ride industry. The ruins in Lindos are in much better shape than those in Athens (so said on of the other visitors) because the air pollution is much lower and thus the acid rain damage on the limestone is much reduced. Much of the Lindos Acropolis dates back before Christ. At the top of their Acropolis was a temple to Athena. This has been partially recreated. Because of this temple, there was an ancient tourist trade in Lindos.

Looking down from the Acropolis you get a great view of the white houses of the city of Lindos. On the other side you can look down into the water. The Apostle Paul landed in the bay to spread Christianity. Also, there is a cliff that stretches out into the water that was part of the movie, The Guns of Navarone.

This was an interesting place to visit because of ancient portions of the building. A close up look at the tops of columns and ancient staircases boggles the mind since they date back so far.