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A Tiring Day in Lindos

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A June 2007 trip to Greece by MichaelJM

Onwards and upwards Photo, Rhodes, Greece More Photos
Quote: If Rhodes is hot then Lindos is hot, hot and hotter. We suffered the heat to check out the town.

A Tiring Day in Lindos

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Ornate doorways Photo, Rhodes, Greece
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Lindos is an atmospheric town and if you can see through the hoards of visitors, of which you are of course but one, you can begin to imagine its importance and development over the ages. The most stunning part of Lindos are the views of the town from the hills surrounding it and those views from the Acropolis out to sea. I’d recommend that you check out the views from the Rhodes side of town as it’s from here that the site of the Acropolis has major impact. When we first were approaching it the questions were “is that a rock, no it’s Lindos and that furthest point is indeed the Acropolis”. The views almost take your breath away and I can almost guarantee that once at the top looking down you will fin...Read More

Kyriakos Taverna

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Onwards and upwards Photo, Rhodes, Greece
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Around lunch time we’d descended to the harbour side of Lindos and didn’t think we’d find anywhere quiet and secluded to eat. But tucked down an alleyway (there is only one) behind the row of harbour side shops and tavernas was the Kyriakos Taverna. It has a roof garden and despite the midday heat we decided we would “go for it”. The climb to the third story roof garden is truly worth the effort as from up here we had an uninterrupted view over the port and back up to the Acropolis. There’s nothing special about the place, other than a super view and the fact that it’s a few cents cheaper than the competition. As we sat under the “ceiling” of grape vines we were able to watch the activity in L...Read More

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The Main Streets

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Lindos alleyway Photo, Rhodes, Greece
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At the point we were ready to leave the Acropolis and return to the town of Lindos we gave a mere second consideration at using the donkey taxi to get back down, this thought was quickly dismissed as unilaterally we both agreed a walk back down would be preferable. Although we felt this was the right decision we had not given any consideration to the fact that the donkey rules the streets of Lindos, does not give you right of way. So when you heard it behind you it is vital to ensure you moved sharply and promptly to the side of the narrow street. Now the advantage of walking down is that you can take in the shops. Not that Lidos is the place to visit for haut couture, but it has loads of shop...Read More

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The Lindos'taxi'

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Sure of foot Photo, Rhodes, Greece
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Do not let anyone tell you that a donkey ride (known as the Lindos taxi) is the easiest way up the Acropolis. For me it was a veritable nightmare! We were told to climb up a few steps to the mounting block and then were supposed to swing our leg over the beast and cling on. There were a couple of stirrups but before I could find them we were off and starting our journey.‘nnnnnn’ growled the driver and we lurched forward to begin the five-euro journey to the top. Now I know the donkeys have done this journey several hundred times but when you are precariously balanced on the somewhat unstable saddle of an animal that seems to be its own boss you do feel a little vulnerable. Donkeys are tethered...Read More

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The Acropolis of Athens

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Attraction | "Acropolis"

The Acropolis of Athens Photo, Athens, Greece
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Lindos’ most dramatic feature is, of course the impressive Acropolis that dominates and casts a shadow over the town. The Acropolis, according to Greek mythology was built in pre-Hellenic days as a home for Athena Lindia, but the archaeological evidence points us back to the 9th Century BC and after its destruction by fire the present one was built in its place around 300BC. So it’s got a fair bit of history!You don’t need to be heavily into archaeology to enjoy the place as the Acropolis can tell its own tale as a castle and as a place of worship. There seemed to be plenty of guided tours going around and we occasionally latched onto the side of one to pick up any information about particular...Read More

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The Acropolis of Athens
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