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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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  • What an amazing place simply breathtaking even if parts of the temple have scaffolding up at present. Turn back the clocks and walk through history. Visit an old temple, theatre and run round an Olymp...  more »
  • In the southwestern part of the city on the Hill of Monte Smith (height 150 m), named after the British Admiral William Sydney Smith, is the Acropolis of Rhodes. The Italians called the mountain Monte San Stefano. At first my family thought that I will be able to walk up the mountain. But realize that walking on heat (a road on the West side of the mountain in the form of serpentine) will be very hard, and abandoned the idea of visiting the Acropolis until the lease. Renting the car, reached the Acropolis without difficulty. Stopped immediately to the top, where the columns of the Temple of Apollo, which are a hallmark of Rhodes. A car parked along the road on the side of the road. The main car park is located below the Acropolis. The entrance to the Acropolis is free of charge. Unfortunately, the Antiquities it survived a bit. Acropolis excavations were conducted by the Italian school of Archaeology at Athens in 1912-1945 Gg. and Italians to reconstruct some of the buildings, with the result that they have lost their original appearance. From the year 1946 and currently digs are under the supervision of the Greek administration. Formerly in the ancient Acropolis on the upper level were three temples: the great Temple of Apollo alibay, patron of the city of Rhodes, as well as the temples of Athena and Artemis. On the lower level housed the ancient Stadium, school of oratory, gymnasium and theater. Many experts believe that it is here-in the Acropolis and not in the Harbour was located one of the wonders of the world-36 metre colossus of Rhodes statue, cast in bronze and silver. Popular tourist attractions of the Acropolis now include: columns of the Temple of Apollo (their three-and-a-half), newly installed by the Italians (2nd century BC), slight remnants of the Temple of Athena, Lily (underground, carved into the rocks), semicircular, benched Theatre Odeon marble speech school for 800 seats, the sanctuary of Artemis and the stadium (III century BC). The stadium length 210 metres, well preserved lower rows of the bleachers. During our visit (July 2016g) columns were on the restoration, construction "forests". The mountain a remarkable panorama of the Aegean Sea and the coast of Turkey, and from the road with Palm trees-a beautiful view overlooking Ixia.
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  • I think the Acropolis was the main highlight of our trip to Athens. IT surely makes you wonder how such things were constructed and build thousands of year ago. Definitely a must for history lovers 
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  • Very pricey but an interesting bit of history. It only took us an hour to wander round and take some pics. Amazing views but not worth the entrance fee, not much information.
  • A nice, casually presented piece of history. Of you want tour guides and information, go elsewhere. If you're happy to get a bit of history and some nice sights for free, it's great. Wish you could sit in the theatre though... Expect to spend an hour here.
  • There is not much left of the Acropolis, however it is worth of seeing. Admission is free, but take good boots as the access is sometimes tricky. Currently under scaffolding undergoing restoration.
  • Surprisingly impressive as I was not looking to go there and just happened to be walking that way. Also there is a nice view from up there, and I got my bearings, being able to see both the East and West coast at the same time.
  • Fantastic view! Great place to have a panoramic view of the town. If you get here at around 19:30 in summer you can cath a beautiful sunset.