Tomb of Cleobulus

Lindos, Greece

There is a stone tumulus on the northern headland of Lindos bay, which is sometimes called the Tomb of Cleobulus. Cleobuluswas a Greek poet and a native of Lindos in the 6th century BCE. 

Cleobulus was the son of Evagoras and a citizen of Lindus in Rhodes. Clement of Alexandria called Cleobulus king of the Lindians, and Plutarch spoke of him as the tyrant. The letter quoted by Diogenes Laërtius, in which Cleobulus invites Solon to Lindus as a democratic place of refuge from the tyrant Peisistratus in Athens, is undoubtedly a later forgery. Cleobulus is also said to have studied philosophy in Egypt. He had a daughter, Cleobulina, who found fame as a poet, composing riddles in hexameter verse. Cleobulus is said to have lived to the age of seventy, and to have been greatly distinguished for strength and beauty of person.


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Lindos, Greece
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Founded: 6th century BCE
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Greece


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Ana Cardoso Cachopo (6 months ago)
Very nice walk, worth it for the views. There is no shade, so it's best in the morning or a couple of hours before sunset (there is no light, so not good after dark). Remember to bring water and sturdy shoes. The path is marked by red dots on stones, but even if you deviate from the path, you can still see in which direction you should go.
Paula “LiveYourWay” (14 months ago)
Going to this location makes for an amazing hike around Lindos village. Might be a bit difficult to figure it own how to get down there. We walked from the main street down until we found the trail. Highly recommended.
Stephen Rubenstein (14 months ago)
One of the highlights in visiting Lindos was this walk to visit the Tomb of Cleobulus. Cleobulus was a Greek poet and a native of Lindos in the 6th century BCE. I passed perhaps 3 people on the walk which is perfect getting away from the noise & crowds of Lindos. Stunning views over the various bays and surrounding land & sea. Use the Maps Me app for the exact trail and follow the red dots. Take a hat, sensible walking shoes, water + suncream as there isn't much shade. Allow approximately 40 minutes (from Lindos) each way.
John Crummey (16 months ago)
Nice walk out, best tackled early morning or evening time as there is little shade.. stunning views back towards the village. There path is marked with red stones and the path is rough and rocky in places but easily accessible for most people.. bring plenty of water and sun cream??
Michal Šimurka (17 months ago)
Stunning views either of the sea or of Lindos. The tomb is a bit boring but the landscape around makes up for it thousandfold. You won't regret the hike, just wear some proper shoes (not flip-flops). Say hi to the goats too, there are lots of them around (harmless though)
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