Lindos

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Next up on the Greecian odyssey is the adorable little sugar cube village of Lindos.

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The village is a sprawl of traditional white houses, many of which have rooftop terraces complete with bars and restaurants. Here’s the man pausing as we head up to the Acropolis.

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The acropolis is a  natural citadel which was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Ottomans and the Byzantines.

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The imposing facade of the structure seems carved almost from the rock itself. Some scenes from the famous film The Guns of Navarone, were filmed here.

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Below is the Doric temple of Athena Lindia. Before it’s off for a trawl of some of the narrow back streets and the colourful stalls. A particular favourite is the local olive oil soap in pretty packaging.

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Piles of artwork and teeny tiny kitchen scenes and front doors attract my gaze.

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Not to mention the multitude of magnets, swathes of scarfs and more miniature views.

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Then it’s off for a well earned dip in the very pretty St Paul’s Bay.

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It is reported that the apostle landed here during a storm.

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The turquoise water offers a well needed refresh from the steamingly hot day.

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We have to tear ourselves away from the tempting scene for a little more exploration.

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As we potter around Lindos I can’t help noticing all the ornate door knockers. A particular favourite seems to be hands!

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Enjoy this little selection of the knobs and knockers that adorn the village doors.

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