Lindos is a small traditional town on the east coast of Rhodes, 50km south of the center. Its beautiful scenery along with the fine beaches made Lindos one of the must-visit destinations of the island. Although it nowadays serves as solely a tourist destination, the town has a long history which is pretty obvious as soon as you see the Acropolis Castle on the top of its hill.
Back in the 10th century BC Lindos was founded by the Dorians ‘ tribe. It was one of the six Dorian cities who formed the area named “The Dorian Hexapolis”. Lindos had great power at controlling the seas because of its forceful navy. The town’s location was ideal for meetings between Greek and Phoenician kings and since the 8th century Lindos became one of the most crowded trading centers. For many years it was slowly expanding, until the late 5th century when Rhodes (center) was founded and Lindos started declining.
According to Greek Mythology Lindos was founded by Danaus, son of the king of Egypt, who went there with his 50 daughters to escape family complications, as it was planned for his daughters to marry his brother’s 50 sons. Danaus built the Doric Temple of Athena on the acropolis and put a statue of Athena as a tribute.
Likewise the other ancient cities of Rhodes it served a very important role in the defense of the locals as it provided easy access to the sea. You can now feel the evolution of these cities through the centuries in our interactive 9D movie experience. Feel the heat of each major Rhodian battle as you roam through with our 3D, wind, fire, water, shake and sound effects!
Visit Throne of Helios 9D Cinema and Entertainment Center at 25th March Street, 2 in the center of Rhodes. Movies start every 30 minutes and are available simultaneously in 13 languages!