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Exploring the ancient city of Lindos on Rhodes


One of the highlights of our holiday in Rhodes was our adventurous exploration of the picturesque village of Lindos, a 41 km distance from the Apollo Blue Hotel.


Lindos, a picturesque fishing village on the Greek island of Rhodes in the eastern Aegean Sea, serves as a living testament to the passage of centuries. Lindos is best known for its clifftop acropolis, which is an archaeological site you must visit.


According to myth, Lindos was founded by the Dorians, who arrived in about the 10th century BC. It was one of six Dorian cities in the area known as the 'Dorian Hexapolis'. The eastern location of Rhodes made it a natural meeting place between the Greeks and the Phoenicians, and by the 8th century, Lindos was a major trading centre between Greece and the Middle East. The importance of Lindos declined after the foundation of the city of Rhodes in the late 5th century BC.



In classical times, the Acropolis of Lindos was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC. In Hellenistic and Roman times, the temple precinct grew as more buildings were added. In early medieval times, these buildings fell into disuse, and in the 14th century, they were partly overlaid by a large fortress built on the acropolis by the Knights of St. John to defend the island against the Ottomans.



The Acropolis of Lindos provides a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding coastline. Visitors from around the world are drawn to explore the remains of a beautiful civilization of the ancient Greeks and the Temple of Athena Lindia as well as the site's variety of ruins from various eras, including a Hellenistic stoa, and a Byzantine church, as well as remnants of the Knights' period fortifications. The Acropolis of Lindos offers a unique cultural experience that encapsulates the rich history and culture of Rhodes and takes visitors on a journey through time.



Our holiday at the Apollo Blue Hotel was a true testament to the beauty and splendor of Rhodes. From the understated luxury of the hotel to the mouthwatering culinary experiences and the warm hospitality of the staff, to the pristine sandy beaches combined with the rich historical charm of Rhodes City and the archaeological site of Acropolis of Lindos, every aspect of our stay exceeded our expectations. No wonder, Rhodes as a destination proves year after year to be a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration and is on the global map of top destinations! If you're seeking a getaway that combines understated luxury, culture, and natural beauty, I wholeheartedly recommend the Apollo Blue Hotel in Rhodes for an unforgettable experience.



So, pack your bags, embrace the allure of Rhodes, and let the Apollo Blue Hotel create cherished memories that will last a lifetime For more information and to plan your own Rhodes holiday, visit www.apolloblue.gr.



Happy travels!

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