Location & History
Over the centuries Lindos has remained a centre of activity
through trade and as an important place of pilgrimage.
Two natural harbours flank a massive outcrop of rock which
dominates the landscape. The outcrop is topped by a fortified
acropolis, the site of the Temple to Athena which attained its
present form in 300 BC.
Many invading forces have vied for strategic control of the
Island for centuries and have left their mark: the foremost being
the Romans, Byzantines, Knights of St John, then the Ottomans
who took control of the island in 1523.
By the beginning of the 17th century the continuing prosperity
of Lindos as a trading port had evolved a unique architectural
style-- our inspiration for boutique hotel Melenos-Lindos.