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. Use our Rhodes Town online trip itinerary maker to add The Acropolis of Rhodes and other attractions to your Rhodes Town vacation plans.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Before we came to Rhodes I did not know about this large archaeological site high above Rhodes Town. Walk, bus or taxi up to the top and soak up the ancient history. Also great views over the west coa...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It was all very good. Man felt in age set back when man on Rhodes that the visit not be missed
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  • August 8, 2017
    Certainly to visit but the place is left to itself, it may be a wonder, patience.
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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • April 18, 2017
    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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