The City of Lindos

April 3, 2017 Paul Groves

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

The city of Lindos is located about 30 miles from the city of Rhodes and is located on the base of a hill. On top of the hill is the Lindos Acropolis/fortress. The trip up the hill is fairly strenuous, so a good business was established in donkey rides to the entrance of the Acropolis. One striking feature of Lindos is the collection of pebble mosaics in the streets and sidewalks. Many of these are very decorative, but our guide also said that some of these act as air conditioning… water can be poured on the pebbles and the evaporation cools the areas above.

There was a beautiful Greek Orthodox Church in the city of Lindos. The steeple and the cross in the wall marked the church. We were not allowed to take photos inside the church, but the wall to ceiling frescos and icons were breathtaking to see. I sat and stared at them trying to memorize the images and feelings that they invoked. We visited Lindos on a Sunday and the priest was still in his vestments since he had just finished a Sunday service. We could hear the chanting as we approached the church. This small building made a big impact.