The isle of Rhodes is one of those special places that just captures history and keeps it there. First the Greeks and then the Romans, Byzantines, a few knights, the Ottomans and now it’s back in the hands of the Greeks. Because of all this back and forth through history it is nearly impossible to figure out the full archaeological record but in the meantime there are plenty of archaeologists out there trying.
The site of Lindos is one of the top places to visit when you visit Rhodes and this picture makes it clear why. A beautiful Mediterranean Sea filled with historic artifacts that make me want to leap through that door to another world. Really though, this site was special as the meeting place between the Greeks and the Phoenicians and became a major trading center. The Acropolis was dominated by the Temple of Athena until a combination of earthquakes and medieval fortifications did it in but that doesn’t mean you can’t check out some flights to Rhodes and see the ruins for yourself.
IF YOU GO: There is plenty to do on Rhodes from checking out ruins, scavenging for the remains of the Colossus of Rhodes, and just eating the phenomenal Mediterranean fare. Aside from Lindos there is also Kalithea Springs and Ancient Rhodes itself.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Flickr user Gisi.M via a creative commons license.