One of the most visited ancient sites on Rhodes, the Acropolis of Lindos dominates the namesake village from a rocky hill on the coast of the Aegean Sea. It’s an impressive sight above the picturesque village with whitewashed cubic homes that contrast with the aquamarine of the Bay of St. Paul and the cobalt blue of the sea. From the top of the Acropolis of Lindos, the surrounding views are equally beguiling.
There are donkey rides available for those who want to access the top of the hill without hiking. But the walk is rewarding too, as it takes you past the Rhodian trireme – the prow of an ancient ship carved in rock – uphill and through a superb Medieval Gate to enter the Acropolis.
The most important landmarks at the site include:
There’s only one path to access the Acropolis of Lindos – a steep road ascending the summit since antiquity. Wear appropriate footwear and come prepared with potable water for the hike uphill.