PROPYLEA LINDIAN ACROPOLIS - Rhodes

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

Propylea Lindian Acropolis - Rhodes

Pictured is the Propylea of the Sanctuary (4th century BC) that functioned as an epic staircase!


By Alexios Demos on February 9, 2020
Cat at Propylea Steps Lindos Acropolis Rhodes
Taking A Break Propylea | Lindos Acropolis | Rhodes | © Copyright 2021 Alexios Demos
Indicative Information | Tickets Full: €12, Reduced: €6 | Visiting Times Summer: 08:00 -20:00 | Lindos, Rhodes (Prefecture of Dodekanissa) Postcode: 85107 | More info call +302241365200 / 2241365200

A few steps beyond this point we reach the temple of Athena Lindia which is located on the highest point of the Lindian Acropolis.

“I dare to say that today the way the site has been laid out by archaeologists the visitor receives an experience perhaps even superior to a visit to the Parthenon!”

I conversed with Mr. cat about his opinion of the site and the unfortunate fact that nobody visits during the winter and how we can change this in the future!


Cat at Propylea Steps Lindos Acropolis Rhodes
Strike a Pose Propylea | Lindos Acropolis | Rhodes | © Copyright 2021 Alexios Demos

Propylea Lindian Acropolis - Rhodes

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Pictured is the Propylea of the Sanctuary (4th century BC) that functioned as an epic staircase towards a D shaped portico adding to the processional feeling en route to the the temple of of Athena Lindia located on the highest point of the Lindian Acropolis a few steps beyond this point. The view of the sea is stunning from the Propylea and I dare to say that today the way the site has been laid out by archaeologists the visitor receives an experience perhaps even superior to a visit to the Parthenon!

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Even though cats where especially sacred and revered in Ancient Egypt and even worshipped in the form of Bastet who was a half feline half-woman goddess, they were not able to enjoy such an elevated status in Ancient Greece. In fact, it appears that cats did not exist in ancient Greek domestic homes and the role of driving vermin out was fulfilled by weasels and ferrets (until the miaows were finally imported from Ancient Egypt). Unlike in Ancient Egypt cats rarely are present in Ancient Greek art and literature and as the philosopher, Aristotle remarked in his History of Animals "female cats are naturally lecherous." Clearly, the cat had to do some work to win over the Ancient Greeks but being a cat as cats do they naturally succeeded and the Greek goddess of the hunt Artemis was eventually fused to some extent with some qualities of the Egyptian goddess Bastet and began to be associated with the cat. Later, to a minor extent, Athena goddess of wisdom was also associated with the cat. At any rate I conversed with Mr. cat about his opinion of the site and the unfortunate fact that nobody visits during the winter and how we can change this in the future!

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Date of Visit: Jan 29, 2020

Weather Conditions: A Warm Winter Day

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Lindos Acroplis Sea View from Archaeological Site
Stunning View | Lindos Acropolis | Rhodes | © Copyright 2021 Alexios Demos
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