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Rodos part IV - the Acropolis

Category: Ramblings | Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:55 pm

The acropolis of Rodos is on Monte Smith (that's how it's pronounced). The ruins of the temple and old stadium are impressive. The amphi theatre has been re-created and is used for performances. Let's go for a tour of the place.

The acropolis, Temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus. It was excavated by Italians around 1912-1945, and then by the Greek from 1946 onwards. Not much standing, but the ruins are still impressive:









A remnant of a column of some kind:



These chaps were all over the place:



The walls are impressive:



Overview of the old stadium:



And the Odeion, the small theatre:



Olive trees are everywhere, even in ancient ruins:



On our way down to the stadium, looking up:





Looks like a threshold but no walls or door:



The Odeion:



A building ruin near the Odeion:



Overview:



Yep, it's really old:



Anyone for a run around here?



The furthest end:



The old stone seats really don't look very comfortable:



Wonder how old this tree is? It's flanked by laurel bushes, so we wouldn't have far to go to make a victory wreath:



Building ruins next to the stadium:



More olive trees. I wonder what they used to build up those small walls around them:



I hope they didn't use any of these pretty pieces of rock:



Is this a foot piece from an old statue I wonder:



A lovely, little stone trough. It would look pretty in a garden (oh, sacriledge!):



Good bye for now, acropolis:




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Comments

 

budagardener wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:42 pm:


How cool! It has to be breathtaking to see ruins like this in person just thinking about the history and stories.. just awesome.




 

Biita wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:25 pm:


See i could get lost there, i would have to inspect every rock, block or piece of art work. I love to go to places like that. We actually have had Pompey on our list for 2 yrs now, but never seem to get there. Thank you, for the tour. Just facinating to me..




 

gardengater wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:51 pm:


Imagine the games played there and the ladies in their grecian attire watching. These ancient places just have such an aura you'd love to soak in. I had the same feeling in the castles in Slovakia.
Gardengater




 

eileen wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:08 pm:


I know that my eldest son would just love to have been there with you. Only trouble is that being 'into' archeology he'd probably still be there now!!




 

Droopy wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:27 pm:


We try to visit every time we're in Rodos, it's a relaxing day out if it's not too hot. The sense of ancient history is very strong there. We'd like to look more closely at everything, but there's a limit to the girls' patience too.

I think that the athletes were nude and no women were allowed at the games, but I would still have loved to see it when it was up and running so to speak.




 

Sjoerd wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:14 pm:


Thank you very much for this great pictorial. Boy, I coiuld just FEEL as if I were there strolling around and examining every little detail.
You took some good shots there and the history speaks for itsself.
Thanks again.




 

petunia wrote on Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:59 am:


I like seeing old stones such as those. Thanks for the tour.




 

Droopy wrote on Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:33 am:


You're welcome. The view from up there is lovely, and at the bottom there are fig trees. I always check them for ripe figs when we pass.




 

glendann wrote on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:38 am:


The tour has been great and if I had been along I would still be there.I love old rocks, new rock, shiny rocks, pretty rocks and any kind of rocks.





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