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“Nice excursion on historic site”
Review of Ancient Kamiros

Ancient Kamiros
Ranked #21 of 267 things to do in Rhodes
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We went here with our 7 year old. It was hot but since we were not tjat many there, you could really get a feeling of this historic site. We treked to the top where we got a lovely view and could have a nice picknick in the shade. I just wish I had read more in advance. I think i would have appriciated it better then.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

its amazing how the greeks made baths and running water,you can really see how they did it,dont go if you,re not interested in history.cos theres nothing else to see.

1  Thank chris185
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Worth a visit, it gives you a feel for the size and organisation of a small ancient greek town. dont walk on the walls or the old guy will tell you off!

2  Thank cander60
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Although not nearly as spectacular as Lindos, Ancient Kamiros is every bit as interesting, and in many ways it is much nicer to visit than Lindos, since there are no large crowds or rows of tourist shops. Kamiros is a place where the visitor can take a leisurely, quite, and contemplative tour of a very significant and well-preserved ancient city from both the Classical Greek and Hellenistic periods. Dating back to the 7th century BC, Kamiros was an important Doric city-state that eventually formed a political and commercial league with Lindos and Rhodes City. Constructed on the side of a steep hill/mountain, the ancient city was built on three primary levels. The summit of the hill is the acropolis with ruins of the temple of Athena Polias, a Doric stoa nearly 700 feet long, and large cisterns that supplied much of the city with water. Residences were located on the slope immediately below the acropolis, and public areas such as the agora, public baths, a fountain house, and an altar to Helios were at the base of the hill near a steep drop-off to the Mediterranean Sea. The site provides some wonderful views of the coast. While Kamiros is sometimes referred to as being like Pompeii, actually it was not buried by a natural disaster, but was abandoned over a period of time due to a series of damaging earthquakes and loss of economic importance to Rhodes City. Kamiros is a great place for an unhurried visit to an archaeological site. It is also a good location for a picnic lunch, but be sure 1) to bring your own food and drink, because there are virtually no visitor services nearby (especially in the off-season), and 2) to pick up after yourselves, since you would not want to spoil this beautiful site with rubbish.

7  Thank CultureVulture
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The site dates back from the 6th century and it is called the Pompei of Greece. You can see remnants from antiquety, from muslim period and from the venetian occupation. You have to be informed of the opening hours as there are many strikes of the employees at archaeological sites and this site is 30 kilometres away from Rhodes town.

Thank Catherine70
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