Lindos is really “two in one”, a beautiful Greek village and an archeological site, under the protection of the Archaeological Society – situated on the eastern coast, 50km away from Rhodes town. Lindos is a place where the ancient Acropolis with the castle remind you of the ancient era, place which will charm you with its special magic scenery of the white houses and narrow streets. Before reaching Lindos, you can marvel from the panoramic view of the town.
According to Homer, Lindos was built by the Dorians at the same time as Kamiros and Ialyssos in the 12th century B.C. The town reached the height of its power in the 6th century B.C. during the reign of Tyrant Kleovoulos – Cleobulus (one of the seven wise men of antiquity) who ruled for more than 40 years. This major trading and shipping center started to decline after the foundation of the city of Rhodes. In its prime, along with the other two major cities on the island, Kamiros and Ialysos, they contributed to the fleet of 1000 ships that went to fight in the Battle of Troy.