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Lindos tourist site to get new lights

- by Archimedes

Lindos tourist site to get new lighting.

One of the most popular tourist attraction in Lindos Rhodes is to get new lighting to make it more attractive for visitors and to help out nesting birds. The Acropolis of Lindos attracts thousands of day trip visitors each year as well as tourists staying in the picturesque tourist resort.

But outdated lamps that light up the Acropolis at night are too bright, consume large amounts of electricity and disturb the local wildlife.

Now the old lights are to be replaced with more subdued illumination that will enhance the monument and be far less intrusive to birds that nest on the historic ruins.

Lindos is the most important archaeological on Rhodes and the fort that sits above the beautiful bay of Lindos is one of the island's top treasures.

Tradition has it that the famous temple of Athena on the Acropolis was built in 9th century BC and became the centre of a cult that persisted through the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

The new lighting scheme has been developed with help and advice from scientists, naturalists and the Central Archaeological Council in Athens.

The Central Archaeological Council is the highest advisory body on all matters relating to the protection of ancient monuments, archaeological sites and sites of exceptional historical or legendary importance in Greece.