Cleobulus of Lindos (Kleovoulos)

Cleobulus (Kleovoulos) of Lindos, an eminent figure in ancient Greek philosophy, was born in Lindos, Rhodes. As one of the Seven Sages of Greece, he left a profound impact on philosophical thought. Known for his aphorisms promoting wisdom and self-control, Cleobulus emphasized moderation and balance in all aspects of life. His renowned saying, “Moderation is the best thing,” reflects his philosophical principles. As a statesman, he governed Lindos with wisdom and prudence, earning admiration and respect.

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Tomb of Cleobulus

This is not the tomb of the ancient tyrant Cleobulus.

It is the grave of a rich Lindian family from the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.

A Christian church was later built on this particular tomb, probably in honor of Saint Aemilianos