live blog: be our guest

One of the curiosities in Lindos is the town’s pebbled – if somewhat tourist jammed – streets. (Be sure to time a visit early; by noon the crush of people becomes overwhelmingly claustrophobic in such narrow confines.) Shod in sneakers with little to no cushioning, my morning ramble feels strangely invigorating, like an acupressure session; my feet tingle as though the stony path has been designed to touch on certain pressure points and release rivers of energy – a pleasurably odd complement to the oppressive heat. In addition to the pavement, many individual doorways are fascinating, too: each adorned with a welcome mat mosaic of intricately patterned black and white pebbles.

 

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live blog: hitching a ride

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live blog: another acropolis

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live blog: but first ….

A pit stop at the ancient town of Lindos, on the southern coast of Rhodes opposite the Old Town. Once one of the most important cities in classical Greece, Lindos grew to prosperity under the Knights of St. John. So much of medieval Lindos has survived that the town has been declared a national landmark; the streets a maze of continuous buildings with ornate carvings and pebbled alleyways which windingly bring you – almost imperceptibly – to what I’m most excited to see: the ancient acropolis.

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