The Acropolis of Lindos & UNESCO Listed Rhodes Town
In ancient times, Lindos was the main center on Rhodes. Homer tells us that it was established by the Dorians in the 12th century BC and that the city was large and powerful enough to send nine ships to the Trojan War. Towering above the village of Lindos is the ancient Acropolis. A 13th century Crusader fortress now crowns the hill, but within its walls lie archaeological sites that date back to the 6th century BC. On your 35-mile drive to Lindos, you will pass villages, vineyards and olive groves while your guide introduces you to the history and culture of the island. On arrival at Lindos you will be escorted through the village of Lindos and up to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, entering through the castle gates. The climb to the Acropolis is steep but you will be rewarded with impressive views of the village, the sea and the small fishing harbor of Psarto, where legend has it St. Paul landed to bring Christianity to the region. The remnants of the Temple of the Lindian Athena, enclosed within the walls of the castle are said to have been built by the tyrant Cleobulos in the 6th century BC and are remarkably well preserved with colonnades flanking both sides of the temple. After visiting the Acropolis you will have the opportunity to stroll around the picturesque village of Lindos, with its whitewashed houses and colorful little shops before you board your coach for your return drive to Rhodes town. Upon arrival at UNESCO awarded Medieval Rhodes town your walking discovery will take you down the narrow cobblestone streets and visiting the most impressive Palace of the Grand Masters. Departing from the pier on foot with your locally licensed guide, you will walk the short distance to the city walls and pass through the Gate of Navarhou to the narrow, cobblestone streets within. The medieval city is located within walls that are 4 km long. The most imposing building of medieval Rhodes, the Palace of the Grand Masters, dominates the end of the Street of the Knights. Built in the 14th century, it will astonish you with its unique architecture and an unrivalled patina of time. Walking down the Street of the Knights and passing by numerous colorful shops, we can admire the 15th-century Hospital of the Knights, which now houses the Archaeological Museum. At the end of the walking adventure you may choose to browse on your own a little longer before returning to the yacht on foot.
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Port: Rhodes Town
Duration: 5.5 Hours
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