Acropolis & Stadium

Monte Smith
85100 Rhodes

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Up above the town on Monte Smith is the Acropolis and Stadium. This is also the disputed site for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world. There is no concrete evidence of where the Colossus actually stood but romantically it is featured in drawings straddling the entrance to Mandraki harbour, and believe it or not, much to their disappointment, tourists still make the pilgrimage to see it!
During the Italian occupation this area was excavated and restored including the Stadium and Temple of Pythian Apollo which are the two most noticable sites there today.
It is an easy walk from town up to Monte Smith and is worth the effort just for the sunset views.


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