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Colossus of Rhodes

Harbor | Rhodes Town, Greece
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Ranked #75 of 105 Attractions in Rhodes
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: A modern remake of a giant statue, reputed to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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Athens, Greece
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

especially if it is night, the only thing that has a descent light to take a photo is the nearby castle of St.John in Mandraki port external guard. Two columns with female and a male deer left and right the sea out and various types of sail boats inside the port of mandraki. If you are fan of sailboats have... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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271 reviews 271 reviews
164 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I would hate for anyone to plan a trip to Rhodes in order to see the Colossus. You will only see two 25ft columns with deer on top, each at the end of a long narrow pier where boats can pass between them. This is not where cruise ships come in to port- you'll probably need to take a cab... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was really looking forward to this sight as I love history and culture, however, I was very disappointed to find out that the colossus never actually stood here and it is yet another myth in ancient history. It is a nice entrance to the harbour though

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The place itself Good but on average is the same as all the other similar sights of historical interest around the Greek isle.

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Ansbach, Germany
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I'm a bit of a history stooge. So standing there while my 13 year old daughter taught me the history of this wonder of the ancient world, I was impressed. Yes, there are deer where the Colossus once stood so large that ships sailed under it. It is a wonder that such a large monument was built at that time.... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Well as far as ancient monuments go it is good but on average is the same as all the other similar sights of historical interest around the greek isles. saying that is in an area of natural beauty so it is worth visiting for that fact alone. If you were into serious history as my husband is then it is... More

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Evesham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I am a history graduate, and I was really excited to explore Rhodes. The concept of the colossus, a 30 metre high statue of the Greek Titan Helios, is incredible, and would have taken real engineering if it really did exist. The problem is, the two relatively small Deer statues no no justice, other than mark the site of the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We walked around the harbour and came upon this 'Colossus of Rhodes'. It was just a column with a goat perched on the top. If we had gone out of our way to view this monument we would have both been very disappointed. The harbour area was great for taking photos of the Old Town Castle.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

It may be 2 pillars with deers on top but this site marks where the Colossus of Rhodes apparently once stood. The harbour side is the best side to sit and watch the boats pass you. For the best angles for photographs if you go out on a boat during the day the way back in gives a good angle... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Colossus was a statue of the Greek Titan Helios and one of the seven Ancient wonders of the world. The statue was over thirty meters in height and built to celebrate Rhodes victory against Cyprus, Built 292-280BC. Unfortunately after the earthquake of 226BC the colossus was destroyed and today the exact location it stood is disputed yet the Harbor... More

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