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Nowhere embodies the depth of history which exists on Rhodes more than Lindos. Once the island's capital, it is undoubtedly the place to go for a relaxing Rhodes holiday. .
IAlthough it has grown substantially over the years, its heart remains the small medieval village, watched over by its fortified ancient Acropolis
A journey up the steps to the Acropolis is essential to appreciate the original Hellenistic complex encased within the fortified walls erected in the Middle Ages by the Knights of St John. Here, you will find the Doric Stoa, the sanctuary of Athena, and the Byzantine church of St John.
A more recent discovery also well worth a visit is the ruins of an ancient theatre on the hill below the Acropolis. All of these discoveries have contributed to Lindos being declared a national landmark.
This abundance of history may be the prime reason why many celebrities have chosen Lindos for a holiday home, but many can also be spotted enjoying the more down-to-earth pleasures of the cafes and tavernas along the beach front.
On any trip to Lindos, you're sure to quickly appreciate that, apart from motorbikes, small delivery vans and the aforementioned donkeys, it is a vehicle-free zone, a step which was taken in a large part to help preserve the many ancient buildings, dating as far back as the 15th century.
Most hotels are out of sight of Lindos town, either above the village or sited around the next bay.
And when you see the stunning mix of Gothic, Byzantine Greek and Middle Eastern architecture at the village's heart, it's easy to see why such drastic steps have been taken in an effort to preserve the town.
Lindos holidays are always a truly special experience, as the number of places which have successfully mixed such a rich ancient heritage with the demands of the modern tourist industry is tiny.
The Co-operative Travel has a great choice of family holidays to Lindos, Greece, so don't miss out on a visit to a truly special place.