Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
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Built around the 7th century B.C., this ancient city of Rhodes contains the remains of an advanced civilization that is dated nearly 3,000 years old.
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  • TheHolps
    Gillingham, United Kingdom86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really interesting stop on a beautiful coastal drive.
    Stunning views, interesting history and very reasonably priced. It is a simple but worthy attraction that really helps you appreciate how the ancient Greeks lived and developed their communities and towns with Roman influences. The West of the Island is simply stunning and a relaxing drive to rival the US Pacific highway as you wind along the quiet coast road. Take a day to drive it’s and include this stop . You won’t be disappointed
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 10, 2023
  • GozerTheTravlr
    Albany, New York18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kamiros amazing ruins off the beaten path
    First off, never heard of ancient Kamiros. Our guide from Old Town (guide was Next Stop Rhodes, see my review) told us we should go visit. Was far less crowded than so many other ruins we visited. It goes up a hill as so many of the ruins we visited, but at the top of these ruins you had beautiful views of the ocean, and could even see what I believe was Turkey. We had not planned on visiting when planning our stay in Rhodes, but only because we did not know about it. So glad we learned of it and went to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Marco M
    Milan, Italy49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kamiros is a great ancient site to see while in Rhodes
    We really wanted to see this site even if the reviews were mixed. In reality the site is well worth the trip, best in the mornings or sunset to avoid the heat in the summer months and to enjoy the sunset. One should not expect Ephesus but still the ruins and remains of this Hellenistic towns and temple are wonderful. From there its a short trip to see also the Castle of Kritinia. Nothing superbe but a nice second stop in a day trip that one could conclude with a lunch in Embonas famous for its meat and wine
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Sandi R
    Cranfield, United Kingdom462 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Greece at its finest
    This is a stunning location overlooking the sea with views of Turkey! The ancient buildings are interesting and original. There are signs that explain the items in detail. It’s a good uphill walk to get right to the top but so worth it. It does get VERY warm up there, take a hat and a drink of water. The little cafe is clean and serves a small selection of food and drinks. The toilets are clean but the water pressure isn’t all that! We loved it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Josh H
    Chester, United Kingdom68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible history with a fantastic view
    Incredible history with a fantastic view out to the Aegean Sea. You have access to almost the whole site. Very good value for money at €6. The only negative was the lack of accessibility for prams and wheelchairs. Made the paths quite difficult to traverse with a young family as there are occasional steps along the route.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Joanne
    London, United Kingdom1,799 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Kamiros - Perfect Archeological Site
    Wow! We timed our visit perfectly. 5pm arrival in mid October meant that we had the place virtually to ourselves for the whole hour before closing time. It was a fascinating experience - and abandoned town with layers of archeological sites surrounding us. The view out to sea is spectacular, but the stones, roads, pillars, houses are the real gems. It is well laid out, with a series of steps, sensibly wide and solid, taking you up to the top of the site. It is a fairly easy climb. From there, you can walk down the main thoroughfare, taking in the sights on either side as you descend. At the lowest point you at the bath house, the forum and the sanctuary of the gods. There is a cafe and toilets on site, though we did not use them. The €6 fee was very reasonable, and there was no charge for parking. I think we chose the perfect time to visit!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
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Karin and Filip
Eeklo, Belgium2,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Together with Lindos and Ialysos, Kamiros was one of the three large Doric cities of the island.
It was an agricultural society which produced oil, wine and figs and it even had it's own coins.
Kamiros was abandoned when it's Residents decided to move to the City of Rhodes, which was founded after the three cities united into a single state and needed a new Capitol.
Excavations started in the 19th Century (1859-1864) and during the Italian occupation (1928-1942).
The important findings of the first excavations have been taken to the British Museum, the Louvre and other European Museums but the Italian excavations are displayed in the Museums of Rhodes.
Thank you, Italy !
Written September 12, 2020
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Richard S
Angmering, UK515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
To be able to step back to 900B.C issomething else, what an amazing place, with a tranquil and peaceful feel to it. One of age and history. For 6 euroes it is worth spending a few hours walking around this ancient site and taking in the breathtaking views.
Written September 23, 2020
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Fussyfi
Ipswich, UK178 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Maybe trips to Turkey have spoilt us.

These ruines were nothing special. Poor restoration, little explanation and no sign posting for route to take.

The heat is intense here with only a few trees for shade ( we had read previous reviews so got here around 9. Glad we did). Take water as the snack bar is currently closed.

There appeared to be 3 routes - one obvious one up to the top, one that is sort of central that means you can walk ‘in the city’ and one that skirts the far side giving you views over the ruines.

As others have said there is little explanation, just 3 information boards that we found. Some areas like the baths have a stone plaque to say what it is.
You cannot freely wander in the rooms, although a few are open.

Toilets are available.

We were there for under an hour. Expensive for what you get.
Written August 26, 2020
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In-Yong H
London, UK657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This used to be a sizeable city and you can easily get a sense of the scale by walking around the ruins. There are very good information board (like most places in Greece!) which tell you about the history. The views are stunning - the sea to one side and mountains on the other. Lindos was great, but I think this is very much a hidden gem.
Written August 19, 2020
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shovelSR
Plymouth, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Well preserved ruins of an ancient Greek and Roman town. My only criticism would be the lack of information available about the finds and the ruins themselves. A small €6 entry fee, and a cafe on site (which we did not use so can't comment on). Water is not freely available and it is exposed and hot, so take a good supply. Well worth a look if you are interested in the history of Rhodes
Written July 13, 2022
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Laura R
Timperley, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
My husband and I visited yesterday and are so glad we did. We found it so interesting to walk around the streets, see the ruins of the old temple and bath houses. There could have been a little more information but the leaflet and notice boards did give you enough.

Some of the artefacts taken from Kamiros are in the Archaeological museum in Rhodes, which we didn’t realise! A very interesting place with lovely views too!
Written October 10, 2020
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1920s girl
London, UK220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Again, we were charged for child entry being non EUs. It's a slap in the face before you start. That aside it's a great historical site. We looked up all the information we needed to know online as there wasn't much on the site and no leaflet handed out when purchasing a ticket. Buy drinks prior to entry otherwise a 17cent bottle of water from the supermarket now becomes 1 euro 50!!! Honestly it's rip of central wherever you go nowadays. Be prepared!
Written September 3, 2023
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
The Ancient Kamiros Park was very enjoyable and had an entrance fee of 6 euro. It us about an hour away from Rhodes.. We walked to the top of the hill and took in the view of the ancient city. Then we walked down through the ruins and saw the houses, bathe, agora, temple, fountain up close. A great experience.
Written June 7, 2021
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Joanne
London, UK1,799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Wow! We timed our visit perfectly. 5pm arrival in mid October meant that we had the place virtually to ourselves for the whole hour before closing time.
It was a fascinating experience - and abandoned town with layers of archeological sites surrounding us. The view out to sea is spectacular, but the stones, roads, pillars, houses are the real gems.
It is well laid out, with a series of steps, sensibly wide and solid, taking you up to the top of the site. It is a fairly easy climb. From there, you can walk down the main thoroughfare, taking in the sights on either side as you descend. At the lowest point you at the bath house, the forum and the sanctuary of the gods.
There is a cafe and toilets on site, though we did not use them. The €6 fee was very reasonable, and there was no charge for parking.
I think we chose the perfect time to visit!
Written November 5, 2023
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Ria
Bucharest, Romania70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Entrance fee is 6€

The place is very nice, you get to see the ruins and imagine what was once there, how the houses, baths and temple were displayed. From place to place rhere are boards with explanations as to what was there in the past and describing how everything was layed out.

Also, very nice views of the sea and mountains and not a big crowd. There were maybe 20-30 people when we visited.

At the entrance there is a bar serving food and drinks. We did not stop there, so no idea over the price or quality
Written September 14, 2021
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