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The Church of the Panagia
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Private Tour: Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Day Trip
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Lindos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 August 2011

Whilst I've regularly recommended a visit to this Church I had not actually done a thorough visit. During my visit in July I visited on the second anniversary of my mothers death and what a moving moment. I first went into the museum (1.50€ which goes to charity) and that was superb. There are so many artefacts going back to the 14 century and I spent a good half hour walking around. Then I went into the Church Proper. It is absolutely astonishing. The wall frescos are amazing but unfortunatley you are not allowed to take photos. Quite understandable as the constant camera flashes would harm the paintings. For a small donation you can purchase a candle to light in memory of a loved one. Obviously I did this in memory of my mother. A truly moving moment and I'm not particularly religious!

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Reviewed 29 July 2008

This church is very small but the inside walls and roof are completely covered in amazingly beautiful paintings of biblical scenes. It's unbelievable the amount of work that went into them. Photography is not allowed inside the church though. If you are a woman and your shorts are "too short" there is an old lady sitting outside the church and she will give you this long cloth thing to wrap around your legs so you are appropriately attired to enter the church. This is a must see if you are going to Rhodes.

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Reviewed 14 June 2008

If you are in Lindos village, be sure to visit the Panagia church, which is decorated with hundreds of elaborate Byzantine-style frescoes. It's unbelievably ornate. Especially interesting is the portrait of a dog-headed St. Christopher. Photography is not permitted inside the church, but you can buy postcards in the extensive shopping area outside.

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