Rhodes Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins in Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes Ancient Ruins

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  • Emma G
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a great place to visit, there were so many shops and lots of places to eat and get drinks. Steps can be quite steep, however the community is very friendly, with so many options for shopping. Also has quick access to the beautiful Lindos beach, and the views are incredible.
    Written 4 June 2024
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  • Chris48
    Mansfield Woodhouse, UK756 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The walk up is really steep and tiring on a hot day plus the steps are so worn that they can be slippery but it all adds to the charm of the place.
    The views at the top are stunning, not a lot of architecture left but it is in the process of being restored hence the 12euro entrance charge.
    Worth a visit if you’re fit enough.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • LiseW5
    Aberdeen, UK108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • strongrachel
    15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very worth the walk up from the old town
    Great view
    Restored but gives you an idea of what it would have looked like
    The stadium was amazing
    Free too
    Took us 30 minutes to walk it
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • Dormers
    Paignton, UK10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked up from Rhodes town on a very hot day. It’s not particularly well signposted and we used Google maps to find it. We enjoyed looking at the stadium and imagining what it would have been like back in the day but there didn’t appear to be any information boards to tell of its history and restoration which was disappointing and although there was a kiosk it wasn’t open which was unfortunate as I think they would have made quite a lot of money as visitors, of which there were quite a few would have appreciated a cold drink.
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • BobSki-UK
    Claygate, UK748 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Fortifications of Old Rhodes are lovely and unlike so many similar fortifications around the world, they haven't yet been ruined by tourism.
    My recommendation would be to find your way down into the moat area, away from the madding crowds . . . especially when the big cruise ships are docked.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Daphne99
    Falmouth, UK17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My hubby and I wanted to complete the ascent of Mount Attaviros as we had not seen the Temple of Zeus when we attempted it two years ago so we had picked a cloudy day as we thought it would not be too hot as its quite a climb. Unfortunately the cloud hung around the top of the mount for most of the climb and it was also quite cool and wet at times (please think ahead and wear appropriate clothing). However, we made it to the top and were glad that we had made the effort to find the Temple ruins. The skies cleared for us to take some photos and then we made our way back down. It took us about 4 hours in total. We had driven about two-thirds of the way up and then walked the rest of the way as we did not want to damage our rental car as the road does get quite treacherous in places and we were treating our rental car as if it were our own, others were not as careful and drove passed us without a care!!

    If you do attempt the climb please wear suitable clothing and obviously take a lot of water with you.

    We met two groups of people who were looking for the "Observatory" which we were not aware of other than the Army radar which can be seen from quite a distance and which looks like a huge golf ball. Because it was so cloudy we had no idea in which direction the "Observatory" was so could not assist the two groups.

    All in all it was a good hike and for anyone who likes walking, we think you will enjoy it.
    Written 25 May 2023
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  • sylvia008
    crawley west sussex55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place in side turkey is well worth a visit the site is very rocky so you need trainers not sandels. It is free to walk about and near is a lovely shopping center. The path next to the harbour runs along the beach lots cafe and beer rooms.all along the pathway.
    Written 23 March 2020
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  • Wetravelalot12
    London304 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The castle sits above the village of Archangelos. It is sign posted "acropolis" rather than "castle". Somehow we managed to drive up to the castle. I would not recommend this. The roads were extremely narrow - we barley made it through is some areas with our tiny Nissan Note. Park in the village and walk up. The castle is a ruin but there is a small restored church up there. It has nice views over the sea. Wear sensible walking shoes as there are no footpaths - just loose rock and plenty of wild vegetation to walk across.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Michael B
    Bellflower, CA24,133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entering the old medieval city of Rhodes through the Eleftherias (Liberty) Gate the first thing we came across was the 3rd-century ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Built near a preserved section of Hellenistic fortifications around Symi Square, long before any Christian or Muslim invaders occupied the city.
    It is still possible to imagine the temple's former glory, looking closely at the blocks and fallen columns, we could still make out some of the two-thousand-year-old inscriptions on them.
    It is now surrounded by a small fence with an explanation board outside giving detailed information about the Temple, in both Greek and English. Locals believed that the Aphrodite statue in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes once stood in this temple.
    Today the temple shares Symi square with a small fountain, the Hasan Bei Manor, Inn of Auvergen, Gunpowder magazine, and the Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes.
    TIP: Outside the Municipal Art Gallery, is a free golf cart shuttle, although the drivers are reluctant to help you this is a good way for handicapped people to visit other parts of the Old Town.

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    Written 15 March 2023
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  • PJ D
    Sugarloaf Key, Florida184 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The temple is currently under some type of fortification/renovation/restoration phase, but still a very large area to see with many ancient temple structures. This was one of the first places we visited is Rhodes and there is ample signage to get you there.
    Written 31 July 2017
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  • JLM3080
    Bognor Regis, UK1,203 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    interesting and historical, a good story to tell, its worth taking the time to read you way around the site
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • WiseTreeOwl
    Cheltenham, UK574 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit for the drive and the view and to marvel at how all that time ago the ancient Greeks came all the way up here and worked hard to build this temple.

    note that this temple is in ruins, it has not been rebuilt so you will have to use ypur imagination with it.
    Written 13 August 2018
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  • Karin and Filip
    Eeklo, Belgium2,397 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located on the Acropolis of Rhodes in the North-West part of the Stadium.
    It is a small marble odeon used for musical performances and classes in rhetoric.
    The Odeon held approximately 800 spectators.
    Written 17 October 2020
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