St Pauls Bay
Just south of Lindos, over the headland from the castle is the tiny sheltered ST PAUL'S BAY which used to offer some respite from the hordes but which is now bedecked with sun beds and caravan cafes as the locals cash in on every nook and cranny. St Paul's bay has only a narrow crescent of sand and the beach is usually buried beneath a forest of sun loungers in the high summer. It is also a regular stop on the tourist boat circuit and a favourite for overseas weddings such is the dramatic setting in a bay almost totally enclosed by a circle of rocks. The saint was supposed to have landed here once - hence the name and the small chapel dedicated to him.
Places near St Pauls Bay
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Ayios Georgios Pachymachiotis, one of four Byzantine churches with wall-painted decoration at Lindos on Rhodes, is built in the single-aisled cross-in-square type with dome, which is found in five more churches on the island, out of a total of about one hundred Byzantine churches. Although little is preserved of the wall-paintings of the church, it is enough for them to be described as being of high quality. Their place in the history of Rhodes, and of Late Byzantine painting in general, is made even more important by the fact that they are securely dated by a founder's inscription to 1394/5, when Antony IV (1389-1390, 1391-1397) was patriarch of Constantinople. The donors were the priest Katasambas, a name unknown in the Dodecanese, and his wife kyra Kali i magistrìssa, who is the only one called 'founder'. The founder's inscription belongs to the small group of similar inscriptions referring to the patriarch of Constantinople, and at a period when the area in question was under foreign occupation - that of the Knights of St John in the case of Rhodes.