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Rhodes acropolis looms over the highest part of Rhodes Town and offers an imposing sight to visitors from the sea. Like many other Acropolises on the island it was home to Temples to Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus. Some of the excavation work on the Acropolis was started in the Italian Occupation and been continued by Greek Archaeological Service since 1946.
The whole of the Acropolis has yet to be uncovered and work still continues and interesting finds happen rarely but still each find is met with joy and happiness. There has also been a lot of restoration work done by both the Italians and the Greek Archaeological Service. It has been needed due to the damage over the centuries and most recently from WWII.
Sights and places to note when visiting the Rhodes Acropolis are Temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus on the north edge of the Acropolis. The "Nymphaia" which is to the east of the wall of the Stoa. It consists of four subterranean cave-
The Odeion or Odeon sits northwest of the Stadium and is a small restored marble Odeion. It held some 800 guests and is thought to have been used either for musical events or for listening to poets and scholars of the day.
The Stadium, is on the south east side of the hill; it was excavated and restored by the Italians. The authentic original surviving parts are the sphendone (rounded end with turning post), proedries (seats of officials) and some of the lower seats in the auditorium. Also preserved for all to see are the starting mechanism for the athletes.
Also discovered and partly excavated is the Gymnasium and Library, both important for the games that would of been held here and collecting works from times gone by. You can again visit the Acropolis of Rhodes during the daytime, always check with local travel agents for opening times and fees to get into the Acropolis.
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