The Acropolis of Rhodes
The Acropolis stood on the hill now known as Monte Smith. The green and beautifully laid out archaeological park contains the Hellenistic stadium, built in the 3rd century BC, where the athletic events of the Alioi Games took place. These were a part of the major festival of the ancient Rhodians held in honour of the sun-god Helios.
Next to the stadium is the small restored Roman Odeon. Just as in ancient times, events are still staged here today. Along Isiodou St. are the remains of the temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus, at the northernmost point of the hill.
On the summit of the Acropolis stands the temple of Pythion Apollo, the patron deity of the city. From here there is a panoramic view of the city and the sea. The sunsets are breathtaking.