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Rhodes and the Dodecanese Sights

Mt. Smith

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 09/03/2014

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A road climbs to the top of the mountain, about 2 km (1 mile) to the west of Rhodes's town center, where many of the villas and gardens dotting the slopes have been torn down to make way for modern apartment buildings. For a dramatic view, make your way to the westernmost edge of the summit, which drops via a sharp and almost inaccessible cliff to the shore below, now lined with enormous hotels.

Atop Mt. Smith are the freely accessible ruins of the Acropolis, a fine

example of the stately sanctuaries that the ancient Greeks situated atop many of their cities. The complex includes a theater that the Italians restored in the early 20th century; a stadium; the three restored columns of the Temple of Apollo Pythios, and the scrappy remains of the Temple of Athena Polias; a Nymphaia; and an Odeon.

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Address:

Rhodes Town, Rhodes, 85100, Greece

Website: www.culture.gr

Updated 09/03/2014

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