Acropolis of Rhodes
One of the most interesting ancient sites of the island, the Acropolis of Rhodes is in the capital of the island, on Monte Smith. It is a large archaeological site, comprising several points of interest, most of them from the Hellenistic and the Roman periods.
There’s no entrance fee to visit the Acropolis of Rhodes, and you can access the site at any time and your pace. As you explore the archaeological park you will notice different structures: temples, a stoa, a theatre, and a stadium, among others.
The Italian School of Archaeology at Athens first unearthed the ruins in excavations that lasted from 1912 until 1945. The Greek Archaeological Service continued archaeological works at the site after World War II, reconstructing the Temple Pythian Apollo, which suffered extensive damage during the war. Digs continue at the site today.
The essential landmarks of the Acropolis of Rhodes are the Temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus, the Temple Pythian Apollo, the Odeon, the Stadium, and the Artemision. The site is about three kilometres away from the centre of the city of Rhodes.