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.