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Review of Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes
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Owner description: A modern remake of a giant statue, reputed to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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 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.

5  Thank Emily C
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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.

1  Thank Chopalina
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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 for photographs enabling you to get both sides in perfectly.

It doesn't matter if it really existed or not, the legend behind it is enough to attract you there.

2  Thank JStodd25
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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 it once looked over is a beautiful place and worth a walk in the sun on its own merit with a thought to the ancients in your mind.

3  Thank olliemichelle
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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.

2  Thank bigmeads21
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