Meander through the ancient sites within the acropolis of Lindos using 3D technology that shows the buildings as they appeared in ancient times. After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a leisurely drive along the island's eastern coast. Expect spectacular views of the sea and numerous orange, lemon and olive groves. On the approach to Lindos, you will pass beach-rimmed St. Paul's Bay, where Saint Paul supposedly landed to preach in the 1st century.
Continuing on, you will soon reach Lindos, a beautiful town of whitewashed "sugar cube" buildings tucked into the hillside. An ancient acropolis crowns the hill and looms over Lindos. For a closer look at the acropolis, you will ascend the town's narrow gently winding streets on foot or by hired donkey. Be sure to notice that some of the streets are distinctively paved with black and white pebbles from the sea.
Nearby, you will find the Doric Temple of Athena, which was constructed about 2,500 years ago, an ancient walled fortress and the Byzantine Church of St. John. Although only remnants of these architectural treasures remain, the ruins are still fabulous and lend great insight into life here centuries ago.
To enhance your understanding of the buildings, you will use an electronic tablet with augmented reality software. Simply point the tablet's camera at the ruins, and the buildings will appear on the screen in 3D, just as they looked in ancient times.
Following this enlightening look at Lindos, you will return to the pier.
Note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of uphill walking/standing; There will be inclines, steps and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate plus. The walk up to the Acropolis in Lindos is on a long, narrow path measuring approximately 950 feet.
The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.