The Acropolis at Líndos

The climb from the village of Líndos up to its famous Acropolis is steep, made more arduous in summer by the hot air that hangs heavily in the often windless village. An alternative is to ride a donkey to the top – the station is by the main square – for about €5.

It’s worth it, though, when you get to the top and discover a series of ancient monuments including the inner Temple of Athena Lindia at the highest seaward point on the rock. The remains seen today – columns of the propylaia and inner bemas (raised platforms) – date from 342BC. What perhaps impresses most, though, are the superb views of Líndos Bay to the north, the town to the west, and perfectly sheltered St Paul’s Bay to the south.

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