The ancient town of Lindos, 45 km to the south of Rhodes Town
Lindos is one of the most ancient castles in the world and one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, for most visitors the most impressive archaeological site on Rhodes. The Lindos Acropolis rising dominantly on a steep cliff at 116 m height overlooking the sea, and the traditional village of Lindos, that makes the Acropolis of Lindos the point with the best view on the island of Rhodes.
The gateways of the Sanctuary consists of a staircase and five-door openings. You will have the chance to see the relief of an ancient warship, called trireme, at the foot of the staircase. Apart from these, there is also a Roman temple dedicated to the emperor Diocletian and a Hellenistic wall that surrounds the Acropolis.
All these ancient sites are protected by a Medieval Castle, built in the early 14th century by the Knights of St John. Two towers of the castle are well-preserved till today. Outside the castle, on the southwest side of the will, there used to be an ancient theatre. Today the only remains of it are some rows of seats, part of the auditorium. It is believed that the theatre could host 1,800 spectators.
Opening hours: Winter season 08: 30-14: 40, Monday closed. Summer season 08: 00-19: 40 & Monday 08: 00-14: 40.