Acropolis of Rhodes

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Temple of Apollo
View of the stadium
Ancient theatre

The Acropolis of Rhodes (Modern Greek: Ακρόπολη της Ρόδου) is an acropolis dating from the Classical Greek period (5th–3rd century BC) 3 kilometers from the centre of Rhodes, in the island with the same name, Greece.

The partially reconstructed part of the site consists of the "Temple of Apollo" (also, as alternatives Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus) below which is a stadium and a small theatre. It is included in a large park, Monte Smith, named for English Napoleonic admiral William Sidney Smith.

The original excavation was carried on by the Italian School of Archaeology at Athens from 1912-1945.

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Coordinates: 36°26′25″N 28°12′39″E / 36.4402°N 28.2109°E / 36.4402; 28.2109