Monte Smith is about half an hours walk from Rhodes town. Here, high up on a hilltop you will find massive segments of Doric capitals and columns which are the only reminder of the forgotten Temple of Zeus Polieus and Athena Polias, once the City's most important shrine. The Temple columns where brought tumbling down by an earthquake in 225bc - it is said it was this same earthquake which brought down the mighty Colossus. A few columns of a Temple of Pythian Apollo have been erected in an olice grove on the east side of the hill. Below this you will find a 3rd Century ampitheatre and stadium - both of which have been extensively restored but with very few of the original seats.
From the top of Monte Smith you get some breathtaking views right down to the coastline.
If you don't fancy walking (uphill some of the way). You can take the No. 5 bus or Land train from outside the Market or take the Land Train.
Here you can see peacocks wandering freely. There are also other kinds of animals as geese, turtles and they say deers (I haven't seen these unfortunately). This park has also various kinds of trees; pine trees, eucalyptus, laurels and so on.
Children can have fun at a playground here. There is a also a cafe nearby.
Rodini Park is some three km from Rhodes. You can go there by bus. You have to take it opposite the Nèa Agora (the new market); near the harbour.
While walking in the Old Town our curious nose led us to look in everywhere where the door was open and for our nice surprise we got a glimpse on those very beautiful small gardens that are hidden behind huge medieval walls. This was without a doubt the nicest surprises in the Old Town and we recommend for you to do it without interupting privacy of locals. Like the expression says "curiosity killed a cat" and we felt close to that as in one of those small gardens we met a huge angry dog chained to a tree. :)
This monument is placed in the Elefterias Square, and was created in honour of a Greek Hero, dead during the II World War.
The heroe was Axandros Diakos, and he died in the year 1940, during the war.
The Mandraki Harbour is a place where are there many monuments, created in honour of the military forces of the land, or of the religious personalities that lived here, in this region.
Here, I made a few photos of some of them.
The flag is placed on the top of a white pillar in the Mandraki Harbour.
The flag is visible from the whole city and from the sea surface.
The pillar has a white marble sculpture on its pedestal.
The monument is placed at the entrance in the Great Harbour of Rhodes.
It represents a few swimming dolphins, as symbol of the sea.
It is a beautiful artistic creation on the shore of the sea.
The monument represents an angel with a crown of laurel leaves in the hand.
It was created in honour and to eterne glory for the heroes that died for the liberation of the island, in the time period 1943-1945.
These heroes were the Greek Sacred Regiments, the British Marine and Air Force, the French War Navy, and the whole population of the Dodecanese Islands.
The statue is placed between the Governor Palace and the Mandraki Harbour.
This monument was created in honour of the heroes, which have fought for the defence of the country, in the time of the World War II.
The monument represents two statues of two militaries that died in the battle of the World War II.
The statues are placed under the shadow of an old plane tree, directly in the centre of the city, near of the bus station.
Many elegant shops and restaurants are there around this place.
The National Bank in Rhodes City is an important building situated at the side of Nea Agora, at the beginning of the Elefterias Boulevard.
The façade is a combination of brown stone and white walls, created in an unique architectural form.
The Low Court is a very imposing building located in front of the Annunciation Church.
This is an edifice constructed in the time of the Italian occupation.
The stone façade has many colonnades on it.
This is a very important institution in the city.
The building of the Post Office is placed on the Eleftherias Square in the New City of Rhodes.
The edifice was created during the Italian occupation by the Italian architect Florestano di Fausto.
It is a superb exemplar of architecture, created in the Renaissance Eclecticism style.
The facade is abundantly decorated with medallions, impressed on malleable stones.
The remarkable central entrance is situated in the centre of the building.
The City Hall is situated on the Elefterias Boulevard.
It is an imposing edifice, built by the Italians.
The stone façade of the edifice is directly in front of the Elefterias Square, and the Church of the Annunciation.
The National Theatre is one of the most important cultural edifices of Rhodes City.
It is located on the large Elefterias Boulevard, in front of the Governor Palace, and at the side of the beautiful Murad-Reis Mosque.
Here, in this theatre, traditional folk’s representations take place.
This square is located in front of the Chatedrale of Rhodes, the Church of the Annunciation.
This is a place to relaxing and to admire the wonderful view of Mandraki Harbour, in the quietly evenings or over the day.
This place is very popular both by the Rhodians and by the travellers.
A splendid fountain is placed in the middle of the square.
A lot of pigeons come here to get food from the tourists.