Lindos Acropolis in Greece

Europe - Editor - 20 October 2009

Lindos Acropolis in Greece

Greece is a country steeped in history and mythology. Through its numerous noteworthy sites and fascinating attractions visitors are able to explore the mysteries and adventures of the past. Near the picturesque town of Rhodes is a breathtaking archeological site that looks out over the magnificent bay and Haraki resort. Lindos Acropolis is a very popular attraction in Greece, as visitors are able to discover the beauty of the ancient city and enjoy the magnificent views that the site offers.

King Tlepolemus of Rhodes and the Dorians arrived in Greece around the tenth century. Six cities were established by the Dorians, of which Lindos Acropolis was amongst them. Lindos Acropolis was a vital city in regard to it being the location where meetings between the Phoenicians and Greeks were held, but lost its importance after Rhodes was established approximately fifty-five kilometers from the city. Due to the city losing its usefulness, many buildings fell into disrepair, and during the fourteenth century the Knights of St John constructed fortifications on the city to ward off the Ottoman invasion.

Today amongst the ruins many of the buildings can still be seen, and visitors can explore significant structures such as the Propylaea of the Sanctuary staircase, the Hellenistic Staircase, the Roman temple, Castle of the Knights of St John, Church of St John, the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia and the Hellenistic Wall. The structures vary in the times they were constructed, such as the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia that dates back to 300BC, the Propylaea of the Sanctuary that was built in the forth century and the Church of St John which is believed to have been erected either in the thirteenth or fourteenth century. This unique feature allows visitors to travel through various centuries and follow the rise and fall of this architectural wonder.

Lindos Acropolis is also a very difficult site for archeologist to excavate and understand, as so many structures were built over each other during the centuries that unraveling all the mysteries of the site have proven almost impossible. But for visitors, the Lindos Acropolis is a wonderful monument to the history of Greece and the Rhodes region, and is a recommended site to all tourists.


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