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Ancient Kamiros, Rhodes

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Explore the remains of an ancient civilization dating back nearly 3,000 years. Ancient Kamiros was established by the Dorians but was likely inhabited even earlier by the Achaeans. The ancient town flourished as an agricultural society, producing oil, wine, and figs during the sixth century. The town was abandoned gradually as the residents moved to the nearby city of Rhodes. Stroll the streets and residential areas to imagine what life would have been like in the ancient town. Walk up to the top of the hill to see the acropolis and a covered reservoir, which could supply water for up to 400 families. Enjoy a spectacular view of Rhodes and the sea below. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Salakos holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ancient Kamiros and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A very old and historical site. Went on a bright sunny day and took my time walking around. Too little information was available to know more about this place but a tour with someone telling you more ...  more »
  • this ancient place - Kamiros is beautiful place you can look over the west side to the sea. It preserve very nice.  more »
  • The ancient Kamiros architects utilized their topography magnificently. They built water "cisterns" and "roofs" to captures rain in reservoirs for dry seasons. They farmed the olive groves for both pe...  more »
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  • These ruins have a wonderful view and are well maintained. The entrance fee is reasonable at 6 euros a person and children are free. There could be more written about the site or a guide pamphlet would be very helpful.
  • Beautiful! Very big and very nice to vist.
  • The ancient ruins are fascinating
  • This ancient ruin is a real glimpse in to how this community once lived. extremely advanced for its time and set in a beautiful location. the restoration work on the site has been done very well. would definitely recommend going, but be warned on a very hot day there isn't much shade around.
  • Great place to visit, old ruins shows big community was living there. Entrance is paid but for 4 person we got free pass