Next up on the Greecian odyssey is the adorable little sugar cube village of Lindos.
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.
The acropolis is a natural citadel which was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Ottomans and the Byzantines.
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.
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.
Piles of artwork and teeny tiny kitchen scenes and front doors attract my gaze.
Not to mention the multitude of magnets, swathes of scarfs and more miniature views.
Then it’s off for a well earned dip in the very pretty St Paul’s Bay.
It is reported that the apostle landed here during a storm.
The turquoise water offers a well needed refresh from the steamingly hot day.
We have to tear ourselves away from the tempting scene for a little more exploration.
As we potter around Lindos I can’t help noticing all the ornate door knockers. A particular favourite seems to be hands!
Enjoy this little selection of the knobs and knockers that adorn the village doors.