Rhodes is the largest and most easterly island of the Dodecanese, an archipelago in the south of the Aegean Sea. It is said to be the sunniest place in Europe, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. This ancient harbor is where the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood. To visit Rhodes today is to step back five centuries in time to some of the most colorful events in myth and history.
The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is reputed to have once stood guard over this harbor. Today, bronze statues of a stag and doe adorn the two columns marking the harbor entrance.
This distinctive mount rising 1,000 feet above sea level offers incomparable vistas of the island and the sea. Here you'll find the ancient hilltop town of Ialysso and the Church of our Lady, which was built on the ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.
Acropolis of Lindos
Situated on a rocky hill above the village of Lindos, this monument stands as a portal to an ancient time. The construction of this medieval temple, fortress and shrine to Athena Lindia began as far back as 1100 B.C. Steps to the top reveal views of St. Paul's Bay and the whitewashed houses and narrow streets of the village below.
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