Description The impregnable castle of Lindos was built on the site of an ancient acropolis of the sacred sanctuary of Athena, dating back to the Hellenistic period, when the city-state of Lindos was one of the three powerful centres that ruled the island of Rhodes. During the Byzantine period, the acropolis was fortified and acquired the form of a medieval castle which the Hospitaller knights quickly reinforced and turned into the seat of an administrative centre responsible for the control of various areas in the southern half of Rhodes. The castle of Lindos was built on two levels. The upper part, which was the site of the ancient acropolis, constituted the main enceinte and its ramparts were built on the very foundations of the old acropolis walls. The drawing shows the castle of Lindos as it stands today.
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