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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Certainly to visit but the place is left to itself, it may be a wonder, patience.
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  • Ok so the actual Acropolis is only 3 pillars but don't let that put you off, just down the stairs is a perfect small amphitheatre that's well worth a visit. The 'must see' feature is the Chariot Race amphitheatre! You can just imagine the ancient Greeks and Romans racing round this amazing theatre as your transported back in time. This amphitheatre does not look like it has not been restored either, the genuine article!
  • Amazing place that we missed on our first trip to Rhodes. The acropolis itself only has a small section and is currently shrouded in scaffolding but the other sections of the site make it an impressive find plus it's free to see.
  • Ancient stadium, ampitheater, and temple columns. It is beautiful by itself, but a good guide adds exhilarating knowledge to the experience. On top of Monte Smith, the views are staggeringly gorgeous, and the perpetual breeze is cool and refreshing.
  • Beautiful, i was totally impressed. There were not any busses so we had to go on foot...
  • Ok to are are if you are nrarby but not earth a drive. Lindos is much more inpressive

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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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