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Colossus of Rhodes

Harbor | Rhodes Town, Greece
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Ranked #61 of 96 Attractions in Rhodes
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
112 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
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
52 helpful votes 52 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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213 helpful votes 213 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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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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