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Published: October 21st 2014
LINDOS, RHODES, 21.10.14. Beautiful weather.
Today we took the public bus to Lindos, the most historic site on Rhodes. It is renown for its Acropolis built to honour the Goddess Athenia. Built BC., it is largely in ruins, however a few columns have been reconstructed to evidence the structures that stood there over 2000 years ago. It is also said to have the best islands' view, clearly a subjective opinion of the guide book author, although it was exceptionally scenic.
Pleased we took the bus rather than hired a vehicle, as the distance wasn't long, although it took 90 minutes, the road was narrow, and at times even narrower due to the haphazard nature of the vehicle parking. The route showed very barren land, a few olive plantations, goats and some mediocre construction.
Lindos is also known for its white buildings, which backdropped against barren hills and deep blue sea looked marvellous. As an aside one of the members of Pink Floyd married a Lindos' girl and lived there for 25 years!
There were scores of tourists from every euro nation and Russians. The restaurants offered menus in many languages. There was also the usual tourist tack
of t- shirts, local artists paintings, etc..
Tonight we returned to George and Maria's restaurant, about 50 metres from the pensione. The food here is delicious. We have eaten a different meal here each evening. If we eat as well on the rest of this trip we will be fat and happy.
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