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Lindos was originally a Dorian city and had a large port and fleet.
In the 15th century, the Johnites built a fortress on the Greek acropolis. In the 16th century, about 17,000 people lived here. Now there are only about 800. The town can only be visited on foot or by donkey. Many textiles are sold along the way to the acropolis.

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On the acropolis you can see the castle of St. Johann and the remains of the temple of Athena Lindia. From the acropolis, the harbor of Paul can be seen.

This city is located about 55 km from Rhodes on the east side of the island. Daily bus services bring many tourists to Lindos and excursions to this lovely town are organized by the Nikos Papas. The trip along the various villages to Lindos is very beautiful. We pass olive groves, orange and lemon groves and a dry riverbed.

At the highest point of the road, a few kilometers before Lindos, we have a beautiful view of this town and its immediate surroundings. Lindos is located on a beautiful bay and from our viewpoint we also see the small harbor and the fine beach. After the colonization of the Dorians in the 11th century BC. Lindos grew into a great power. Around 690 B.C. colonies were founded in Sicily and in the south of Asia Minor and Lindos is one of the most important trading centers and port city of that time, Lindos reached the peak in its development during the reign of the ruler Kleoboulos in the 7th century BC. An important and dynamic figure in the ancient world, Kleoboulos rose to power as the leader of the Lindos People's Democratic Party and ruled for nearly 40 years. Thanks to his democratic and wise views, he became famous as one of the Seven Wise Men. One of his philosophical sayings is immortalized as an inscription in the Temple of Apollo at Lindos, the saying reads: “Choose the golden mean.” On an elevation of a small headland stands a round building, representing the tomb of the ruler Kleoboulos. The tomb has a diameter of 28.43 m and a height of 2.80 m. It is built of large hewn stones and has a cone-shaped roof and moldings around the structure. Entering the building through the door, we enter a corridor that leads us to the burial chamber. This room is 3.87 meters by 2.34 meters. The tomb is carved out of stone on the southwest side.

The town of Lindos, located on the east coast, is nicknamed 'The white town', which it owes to the white houses in the village. Lindos is located on a beautiful bay, above the town is the ancient Acropolis of Lindos with the temple of Athena Lindia. Due to the high temperatures in the summer, it is advisable to plan a visit to Lindos before noon.

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