Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
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Built around the 7th century B.C., this ancient city of Rhodes contains the remains of an advanced civilization that is dated nearly 3,000 years old.
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  • GozerTheTravlr
    Albany, New York24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kamiros amazing ruins off the beaten path
    First off, never heard of ancient Kamiros. Our guide from Old Town (guide was Next Stop Rhodes, see my review) told us we should go visit. Was far less crowded than so many other ruins we visited. It goes up a hill as so many of the ruins we visited, but at the top of these ruins you had beautiful views of the ocean, and could even see what I believe was Turkey. We had not planned on visiting when planning our stay in Rhodes, but only because we did not know about it. So glad we learned of it and went to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Marco M
    Milan, Italy48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kamiros is a great ancient site to see while in Rhodes
    We really wanted to see this site even if the reviews were mixed. In reality the site is well worth the trip, best in the mornings or sunset to avoid the heat in the summer months and to enjoy the sunset. One should not expect Ephesus but still the ruins and remains of this Hellenistic towns and temple are wonderful. From there its a short trip to see also the Castle of Kritinia. Nothing superbe but a nice second stop in a day trip that one could conclude with a lunch in Embonas famous for its meat and wine
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Sandi R
    Cranfield, United Kingdom529 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Greece at its finest
    This is a stunning location overlooking the sea with views of Turkey! The ancient buildings are interesting and original. There are signs that explain the items in detail. It’s a good uphill walk to get right to the top but so worth it. It does get VERY warm up there, take a hat and a drink of water. The little cafe is clean and serves a small selection of food and drinks. The toilets are clean but the water pressure isn’t all that! We loved it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Josh H
    Chester, United Kingdom80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible history with a fantastic view
    Incredible history with a fantastic view out to the Aegean Sea. You have access to almost the whole site. Very good value for money at €6. The only negative was the lack of accessibility for prams and wheelchairs. Made the paths quite difficult to traverse with a young family as there are occasional steps along the route.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Joanne
    London, United Kingdom2,227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Kamiros - Perfect Archeological Site
    Wow! We timed our visit perfectly. 5pm arrival in mid October meant that we had the place virtually to ourselves for the whole hour before closing time. It was a fascinating experience - and abandoned town with layers of archeological sites surrounding us. The view out to sea is spectacular, but the stones, roads, pillars, houses are the real gems. It is well laid out, with a series of steps, sensibly wide and solid, taking you up to the top of the site. It is a fairly easy climb. From there, you can walk down the main thoroughfare, taking in the sights on either side as you descend. At the lowest point you at the bath house, the forum and the sanctuary of the gods. There is a cafe and toilets on site, though we did not use them. The €6 fee was very reasonable, and there was no charge for parking. I think we chose the perfect time to visit!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Fearless62645625884
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous place to spend an hour or two
    Easy to find. Easy to park. Even if the ruins don't impress you, the scenery will. Take a stroll amongst the ancient streets of Rhodes' oldest greco/roman city and sit for a while enjoying the grasshoppers, birds and lizards as well as the forest and blue seas around you. We're fairly certain we saw an eagle too! It's an exposed hillside, so a hat and suncream are recommended. And it's a great compromise day out between the ruins and nearby beaches and tavernas. Well worth an hour or two and almost deserted on the several occassions we've visited over the years; if you're looking for a peaceful wander away from the bustle.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 April 2024
  • Phil K
    66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when visiting Rhodes
    We intentionally visited as part of our self drive tour of the island and we were not disappointed. There are a few areas with shade and there is lots of walking both up and down hill, some of which is quite steep. The pathways around the site are clearly marked. Suitable footwear is advised for the less stable surfaces. It is amazing to see such history with your own eyes and we are very grateful for the recommendation to visit such a beautiful site. Well worth the €6 per adult admission fee. Recommend a visit
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2024
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LiseW5
Aberdeen, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Impressive historical site. Very well maintained. We really enjoyed the wandering round this site. The small signs showing what that area was used for really helped with our imagination.
Written 26 May 2024
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Phil K
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We intentionally visited as part of our self drive tour of the island and we were not disappointed.

There are a few areas with shade and there is lots of walking both up and down hill, some of which is quite steep. The pathways around the site are clearly marked. Suitable footwear is advised for the less stable surfaces.

It is amazing to see such history with your own eyes and we are very grateful for the recommendation to visit such a beautiful site.

Well worth the €6 per adult admission fee.

Recommend a visit
Written 14 May 2024
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Veryimpressive hillside Town in beautiful setting with views over the coast. More could be done in terms of information and overlays to allow the visitor to picture how the Town might have looked, and functioned
Written 15 April 2024
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Fearless62645625884
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Easy to find. Easy to park. Even if the ruins don't impress you, the scenery will. Take a stroll amongst the ancient streets of Rhodes' oldest greco/roman city and sit for a while enjoying the grasshoppers, birds and lizards as well as the forest and blue seas around you. We're fairly certain we saw an eagle too! It's an exposed hillside, so a hat and suncream are recommended. And it's a great compromise day out between the ruins and nearby beaches and tavernas. Well worth an hour or two and almost deserted on the several occassions we've visited over the years; if you're looking for a peaceful wander away from the bustle.
Written 15 April 2024
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Knockknockxx
Lasne, Belgium209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I didn't expect this. So vast. You truly get an impression of the evolution of the city. How the city was divided up. How people lived.
Written 13 March 2024
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Joanne
London, UK2,227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Wow! We timed our visit perfectly. 5pm arrival in mid October meant that we had the place virtually to ourselves for the whole hour before closing time.
It was a fascinating experience - and abandoned town with layers of archeological sites surrounding us. The view out to sea is spectacular, but the stones, roads, pillars, houses are the real gems.
It is well laid out, with a series of steps, sensibly wide and solid, taking you up to the top of the site. It is a fairly easy climb. From there, you can walk down the main thoroughfare, taking in the sights on either side as you descend. At the lowest point you at the bath house, the forum and the sanctuary of the gods.
There is a cafe and toilets on site, though we did not use them. The €6 fee was very reasonable, and there was no charge for parking.
I think we chose the perfect time to visit!
Written 5 November 2023
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Mark L
Evans, GA642 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
the site is pretty well preserved for an ancient town. there is a path around the site and a few placards that explain things. They could certainly use more. Great views of the country side. Certainly you should go if you nearby
Written 13 September 2023
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Matthew P
London, UK5,616 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The town is set up on a hill with great views. There ate the remains of a bath house, you can see the raised floor and heating system. At the top of the hill is a water cistern, and you can also see the way the water moved down the town. We were told that there is still a lot of the town to uncover.
Written 10 September 2023
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1920s girl
London, UK221 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Again, we were charged for child entry being non EUs. It's a slap in the face before you start. That aside it's a great historical site. We looked up all the information we needed to know online as there wasn't much on the site and no leaflet handed out when purchasing a ticket. Buy drinks prior to entry otherwise a 17cent bottle of water from the supermarket now becomes 1 euro 50!!! Honestly it's rip of central wherever you go nowadays. Be prepared!
Written 3 September 2023
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B3CK3TT_2017
Birmingham, UK213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Excellent views of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding islands. €6 to enter. There are information boards to read about the history of the site. Toilets on site alongside a small cafe.
Written 2 September 2023
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