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 supposed statue. They are often obscured by passing boats and ships, and there is no accompanying museum/information on what the colossus is/was. Considering it is right next to the incredible Old Town part of Rhodes, I wouldn't bother planning in more than a mere cursory glance to the statues, before you dive into the old city and get lost amongst the little lanes and alleys looking for history come to life.
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