The acropolis of Lindos is located on the hill rising above the eastern side of the modern town of Lindos on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes. It is 40 km south of the main town of Rhodes where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood, which is at the north end of the island.
Towards the top, just before the stairs that will take you to the very highest part of the acropolis, you will find a bas relief of a Rhodian trireme.
On the acropolis of Lindos, like on the more famous one in Athens, you will find the remnants of several ancient structures, including the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, built between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE. All four of the columns of its facade are intact.
The views from the top are spectacular.
Tips for the Visitor
Frequent buses run from the main town of Rhodes to Lindos. The journey takes about an hour.
To get to the acropolis from the main town, you can choose between walking along the winding paths leading up to the top of the acropolis from the town, or you can pay 5 euro for a donkey ride.
If you are a diver, there are scuba diving tours organized from the main town of Rhodes that will take you wall diving in Lindos just below the rocky cliffs upon which the acropolis stands, although there are no ancient ruins to see there.