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Colossus of Rhodes

Harbor | Rhodes Town, Greece
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Ranked #56 of 89 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
91 helpful votes 91 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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149 reviews 149 reviews
49 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Sheffield
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Use your imagination and remember that it is nigh on impossible for Colossus to have been over the harbour. Go to the post office and just imagine him there. Take one of the short 30min boat rides.

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
72 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I have always wanted to c the 7 wonders of the world and now i have stood where one of them once was. With a little imagination the collosas of rhodes must of been an amazing sight to see but alas it is no more.

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