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The fortifications of Lindos, Rhodes

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Lindos in Rhodes fortress. Click to enlarge the image.Walls of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Stairs of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

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The fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

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The Byzantine castle
In the Byzantine era, a castle was built to defend the village.
The castle of the Knights of St. John
The Byzantine castle was restored and strengthened in 1317 by the Knights of St. John. Except for some parts of the Byzantine fortification, nothing remains of the period preceding the reconstruction where the Knights brought many changes and improvements.
Entrance to the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Battlements of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Interior and apse of the church. Click to enlarge the image.
Ass fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Ramparts of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The coat of arms of French knights still adorn the walls.
Ramparts of the castle of the Knights of St. John in Rhodes Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Window of the castle fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Pierre d'Aubusson badge on the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
A long staircase, along the Governor’s Palace to the left, rises in the gate surmounted by a gatehouse (stall with battlements).
Entrance to the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Stairs of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Stairs of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The gatehouse gatehouse of the castle of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Gate of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Gatehouse of the castle of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
This monumental staircase leading to the citadel gives immediately right, access to the ruins of the palace of the Commander.
Follows an archway leading to the right of the old Gothic palace of the Governor, near the chapel St. John.
Archway of the castle of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Archway of the castle of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Byzantine church of the castle of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Ruins of the chapel of St. John the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)
Western tower of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Towers of the palace of the Governor, it remains today a tower at the south-west and west.
The walls surrounding the acropolis of Lindos was also built by the Knights of Rhodes in the thirteenth century.

In 1317, Grand Master Fulk de Villaret took refuge there after the Knights were filed because of his dissolute life.

The fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The citadel was begun under the Grand Master Fluvian and completed under Pierre d’Aubusson .
Ramparts of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Ramparts of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Ramparts of the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Castle window of Lindos in Rhodes, with weapons Aubusson. Click to enlarge the image.Entrance to the fortress of Lindos in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.As the city of Rhodes , the castle went to Soliman in 1522. It is December 30, 1522 that the occupants of the castle went to the Turks . During the sixteenth and seventeenth century the use of guns has made ​​the construction of the three bastions around the castle. A small Turkish garrison occupying the castle until 1844, has carried out some minor work of a military nature.

Currently it consists of two buildings (three at the origin) and has been renovated by the Danish archaeological mission to serve as a museum and then by the Italians.

The church of Panagia
Bell tower of church St. Mary Rhodes Lindos. Click to enlarge the image.The Byzantine church of Panagia (Virgin) dates from the fifteenth century, it is a church dome type cruciform floor it has a black and white stones, and it is decorated with frescoes of the eighteenth century (1779) the painter Gregorios of Symi.

It was restored in 1489 by Grand Master Pierre d’Aubusson, who added a vestibule.

The Church of the Panagia is in the lower part of the acropolis.

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