Medieval old town, acropolis of Lindos and the Colossus

We love Rhodes! The ancient city dates back to 407 BC and has a history of being conquered by a variety of forces–ottoman, byzantine, venetian and roman–all who left a bit of their culture behind. In the 1300s, the Knights of St John conquered the city and built the Palace of the Grand Master, an impressive fortress with ramparts, lush gardens and a moat.

Acropolis of Lindos with the remains of the doric temple of Athena Lindia (300BC). From the top of the acropolis is a view of St Paul’s Bay, where the apostle Paul is said to have landed during a storm.

The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was a large bronze statue that straddled the port. This column marks where one foot of the statue would have stood.