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The Acropolis of Rhodes, Rhodes

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The last vestiges of the island's ancient past, the remains of The Acropolis of Rhodes sit on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea. This structure dates back to the 3rd century BCE and once housed large temples and public buildings, along with a network of subterranean sanctuaries. Excavated during the early decades of the 20th century, the acropolis suffered massive damage in bomb raids during World War II. Explore the partially reconstructed section, which features several important monuments, including a temple dedicated to Apollo, a small theater, and a stadium. To visit The Acropolis of Rhodes on your trip to Rhodes Town, use our Rhodes Town travel itinerary maker.
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  • The acropolis is shrouded in scaffolding but the best starting point. It's downhill from there to the theatre ( very heavily restored) and then to the Hippodrome style track(200m long each side) which...  more »
  • A great piece of history on Rhodes! Good to have seen. Acropolis is currently under way. The Racecourse is prachyig. Signs signs with info. Other historic sites on the island are overgrown with grass and not worth it.
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  • The Acropolis of Rhodes is a short drive away. We were a bit disappointed because we expected a Acropolis bigger, with plenty to see and instead was not so: turning in just over 20 minutes. Here the car parks are completely Free and in the lower part, you can find the restrooms and a small fresh water dispenser.
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  • An underwhelming experience at best. Historic site? Yes. Tourist attraction? Absolutely not. It's just not set up to facilitate visits. Only couple of pillars remain, covered in scaffolding and left with nothing around it to see or help understand what it once was. The ancient stadium is right next to it and equally unloved.
  • There's almost nothing left here. If you've been to the Acropolis in Athens then it's nice to see the contrast between them. But really you won't spend more than 10 minutes here.
  • Impressive historical architecture but no information or signage at the site and the scaffolding looks like it's been there longer than the monument. Needs investment to improve it.
  • The acropolis was under renovations when we went. I would recommend taking the train ride from the city center and just drive past, not much to stop and see.
  • Must have been great but nowadays not a lot remains to be seen...

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Where to stay in Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town boasts arguably the greatest variety of lodging options in the Dodecanese, offering everything from budget-friendly inns catering to backpackers, to luxurious private villas for the well-heeled globetrotter. For more local atmosphere, explore the hotels in the old town, where you can find an affordable room if you book well in advance. Alternatively, look for accommodations in the new town, where spacious rooms cost less and provide a good base for exploring the island's many beaches and ancient sites.
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