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Colossus of Rhodes

Address: Harbor | Rhodes Town, Greece
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Ranked #94 of 197 things to do in Rhodes
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A modern remake of a giant statue, reputed to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A modern remake of a giant statue, reputed to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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121 reviews 121 reviews
97 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One of the original 7 Wonders of the World, the big monument has now gone! Probably in pieces at the bottom of the ocean. Still a nice walk around.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

definitely. The curiosity would have stayed with me. Something like the Copenhagen siren, which I saw in my very young years. These two columns in memory of the Ancient Wonder are even more important. And to go there, you will enjoy a really beautiful walk around the harbour. Why not 5 stars? Well, there's so much of beauty in Rhodes...... More 

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American in Arabia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
41 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just knowing I was in the shadow of one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world made me tingle inside. I could just imagine how grand the colossus must have looked for mariners entering what is now Mnadraki Harbour.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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306 reviews 306 reviews
130 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There are two columns with a figurine on top of each one. Not as tall, as we expected but they are picturesque. Worth a visit, as is a walk around the harbour and marina. Not spectacular but a good photo opportunity.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

How can you NOT stop at one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world? Its fun to stand one on side of the harbor with the stag statue and imagine the Colossus! I know experts argue over whether it truly existed, but just going there and envisioning it is truly a "pinch me" moment!

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

There is now a fort on the footings of where the colossus is thought to have been situated. We really liked visiting here, seeing the yachts in the harbour, and the video history of Rhodes battles to prevent the turkish takeover were very interesting.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Excellent view from the harbour. We also did a boat trip with Rizos Cruises (highly recommended) and you get very good views of the harbour from the boat. Especially on the way back as the sun is setting.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We can not say we dislike the old. Ancient is narrow means no large spaces. Lovers of antiquity must comply. Too much cosmetic damage ancient vestiges.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

As tourists fascinated by legends, once in Mandraki, we started of course looking for the deer at the entrance to the harbor. We managed to find them eventually and actually took some great pictures among the crowds trying their best to do the same. Later on however, after reading the chapter dedicated to the Colossus of Rhodes, we were amused... More 

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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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