Colossus of Rhodes
Colossus of Rhodes
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A modern remake of a giant statue, reputed to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Knowing the story of the Colossus of Rhodes, and how it was once one of the seven wonders of the old world, we did not expect to see anything spectacular standing in its place at the entrance to Mandraki Harbor.
Many believe that this was not the location of the Colossus of Rhodes and that it had stood on higher ground where the Grand Master Palace is now. According to legend, an enormous 33-metre-high bronze statue of the sun god Helios was built by Greek sculptor Chares of Lindo’s in 282 BC, to commemorate Rhodes' victory after the siege of Demetrios the Besieger in 305 BC. Finance for this project came from selling the siege equipment he left behind.
It took 12 years to build and unfortunately fell victim to an earthquake 66 years later. The locals, thinking that it was cursed, left it untouched for eight hundred years. When the Arabs captured Rhodes in 653 AD, they sold the scrap metal to a Jewish merchant whom they say needed 900 camels to take it away.
Today, there are two columns, with a Roe and Buck Deer standing respectively on top of either side of the entrance to Mandraki Harbor.

TIP: Come at sunset to take some incredible Photos.
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Written April 13, 2023
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Demonakis
London, UK258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Lot's of things claim to be the seven wonders of the world these days. However, there was only one original list of ancient wonders, 6 of which are no longer with us (the Pyramids at Giza are the only remaining). Although the Colossus has long gone, it is interesting to go to the mouth of the harbour and see the statues. This allows you to visualise the colossus' real height, as paintings of him got larger each time (similar to 'I once caught a fish this big'). If you are in Rhodes city it is almost rude not to go.
Written December 13, 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek sun god Helios constructed in 280 BC at the Rhodes harbor entrance. It was 33 meters high, making it the tallest statue in the ancient world.

However, the Colossus collapsed during the earthquake of 226 BC, although parts of it were preserved.

In 653, an Arab force under Muslim general Muawiyah I conquered Rhodes, and the statue was completely destroyed and the remains sold.

Today, the statues of two deers named Elefos and Elafina are standing where once stood the feet of the Colossus.

There have been proposals to build a new Colossus.
Written September 25, 2022
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,918 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
This may be the place where the statue was located...they are not sure. The harbor is nice but tgere is not much to see. It collapse 56 years after it was constructed due to an earthquake. 800 years later people traded the bronze so nothing is left. The harbor is nice and there are 2 pillars that were erected with deer on top of them where the Colossus may have stood. Obviously there is nothing to see and it's a place where you use your imagination of what may have stood there in 226 BC.
Written June 8, 2021
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myownview
England, UK776 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
All well and good, but there is NOTHING here! Its not even confimed as being the site of the statue. Some historians believe the it stood elsewhere in Rhodes, so little is known about it really.
The fact that its actually posted on online maps as a 'tourist attraction' is mind boggling.
It's like getting into a boat, paddling to a remote location in the Med and saying it's the site of the ancient city of Atlantis. Who knows, if might be.
Dont come here expecting to see a statue, the remains of a statue, the ancient site of a statue or anything else connected with a statue.
There is a great fort here though, the fort of St Nicholas....and some old windmills.
Written August 24, 2020
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crlyjam
44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Absolutely scratching my head as to why this is listed as tourist destination. I love history and was so looking forward to seeing the remains of one of the seven wonders of the world. Instead, a closed museum and a small piece of metal artwork, I am assuming is a representation of the colossus of Helios. Hard to say as there is no information about of any kind. Shame. Nice walk though.
Written October 17, 2020
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Josh H
Chester, UK80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
While you obviously don’t see the actual Colossus, there are statues which supposedly mark where it was positioned, though this is very much up for debate. There is really no information in the area so do your research before coming if you are interested in the history. The location is nice, with a lovely look out to the sea from the harbour, and the Saint Nicholas Fortress situated in the background.
Written August 31, 2023
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Roo
Sheffield, UK18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Standing before the believed sight of the Colossus really fills your imagination with wonder. But if you're looking for something tangible to actually 'see', it's just the blue, blue sky and a pair of deer statues to mark where the big guy once stood. It's worth a visit for sure though; it really feels like you're in the presence of something ethereal here.
Written May 9, 2024
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Margaret S
Napier, New Zealand556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I loved that it was so easy to get here and it wasn’t an overcrowded site. We could see our cruise ship from here and there was a great Post Office over the road to send postcards from. Close by you could buy tickets to do a day trip to Symi Island.
Written September 29, 2020
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John_🇬🇷🗺
Greece666 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you go there and you expect to see a big statue, you will keep expecting , because the statue doesn't exist!!! Only two deers where the feet of the statue were expected to be. Just walk around.
Written September 17, 2018
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