In ancient Greece every major city had a temple built on top of the highest hill and so was named the “Acropolis”, meaning “highest point of the town” in Greek.
The Ancient Acropolis Lindos was built on a huge outcrop of rock overlooking the Bay and dedicated to Athena, Goddess of wisdom, daughter of Zeus.
Unfortunately not much remains of the original temple today but inside the walls standing at the summit gazing down across the sea, it is easy to picture the majesty that once was ancient Greece. Look closely enough at the stone and you may see Athena on her throne as her ship sails the seas. The Acropolis has been in various movies, as film fans will know. Most famously it was the setting for the film “Jason and The Argonauts”, where it was the scene of the epic sword fight between the heroes and their enemy the skeletons and it also appeared in “The Guns of Navarone”.There are two ways to reach the Acropolis: one is the steep winding path through the village passing old ladies wishing to sell you their beautiful hand made lace goods. Ensure you wear good shoes as it can be tricky especially on the decline and have a bottle of water at the ready – it’s thirsty work! The other route is more relaxing for you but not for the donkey carrying you. Welcome to the Lindos Taxi!