Rhodes logo
Steps leading to the Acropolis
Steps leading to the Acropolis
Walls built by the Knights of St. John
View of the walls built by the Knights of St. John
Ruins at the top of the Acropolis
The ruins at the top of the Acropolis

After walking through the maze of streets and alleys in Lindos you arrive at the steps leading to the Acropolis. That's when you fully realize that it is a long way up in the hot beating Sun to the top, but the view is definitely worth the physical exertion you will expend. When you're this close you certainly have an appreciation for the amount of work that must have been involved in creating such large stone structures.
Walls built by the Knights of St. John
Fortified Stone Walls
Ancient columns of the Acropolis
Ancient Columns
Carves ship on a stone wall
Carved Ship
Ruins of the Acropolis
Mixed Age Ruins
Temple of Athena
Temple of Athena
Anne by the Temple of Athena
Anne sitting beneath the columns of the Temple of Athena
The most important ruins existing today are the few columns (left) remaining from the Temple of Athena. It isn't much, but it is something to remind us of the accomplishments of these ancient people. From this point you have some breathtaking views of the island and Mediterranean Sea.
The island of Rhodes from the Acropolis The sea as seen from the Acropolis

The island of Rhodos was absolutely beautiful and is well worth considering for a second visit with more time to enjoy the island, its people and culture. Maybe someday in the future.

That's the one major problem when taking a cruise ... you're severely limited by the ship's time schedule. If you're not on board by the appointed sailing time, they'll probably leave you.

Having enjoyed our day roaming around Lindos and the ruins of the Acropolis, Anne and I boarded the bus for the short trip back to the ship. Soon after arriving the ship departed headed for our next destination, Alexandria, Egypt. As we left the harbor I took the picture (right) showing the point where it is believed that one of the legs of the Giant Colossus of Rhodes once stood. Where the Colossus once stood
Join us on the next page as Anne and I experience our first impressions of Egypt, power of the ancient world that we've all heard so much about over the years.
Links to all other Egypt and Anniebee's Website Pages
Previous | Next

Direct Page Links

Egypt Introduction Page
Athens : The Acropolis at Night | The Parthenon
Rhodes: Lindos | The Acropolis at Lindos
Alexandria: Port of Alexandria | The City | Roman Ruins and Palace
Cairo: Port Said to Cairo | Sakkarah | Memphis | Life in the Nile Delta |The Great Pyramids at Giza | The Great Sphinx at Giza
Life in Cairo and the Mosque | Life in Cairo and Sadat's Memorial
Luxor: Luxor and the Temple of Luxor | Temple of Luxor (2) | Temple of Karnak | Temple of Karnak (2) | Temple of Karnak (3) | Colossi of Memnon
The Ramesseum | Deir El-Bahari | Valley of the Kings | Shopping in Luxor | Shopping in Luxor (2)
Aswan: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples | Elephantine Island and Unfinished Obelisk | Aswan Dam | Shopping In Aswan
Israel: Arriving in Israel and Bethlehem | Jerusalem
Kusadasi and Ephesus, Turkey: Surprising Turkey, Hadrian's Temple and Marble Road | Ephesus Theater and Public Toilets

Links to other Anniebee's web site pages

Anniebee's Home Page | Annie's Kites | Drewry Family History | Vacation Paradise | Web Design Services