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“Easy to Miss: Mostly Ruins, Poorly Reconstructed (FREE to visit)” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pythian Temple of Apollo

Pythian Temple of Apollo
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Private Tour: Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Day Trip
Ranked #14 of 102 things to do in Rhodes Town
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Easy to Miss: Mostly Ruins, Poorly Reconstructed (FREE to visit)”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

The most visible part of this Temple of Apollo is the 3 reconstructed columns with a piece of the entablature (roof section with metope & triglyph) that can be seen from the road. Overall, sloppy when compared to other nicely reconstructed sites elsewhere; the columns are just poorly matched sections (although it may have been all they had with which to work). There is a mostly original stadium with reconstructed theater that to me looked brand-new. The reconstruction here must have been hurried- they used either non-original materials (new molded concrete?) or mismatched original blocks. Maybe it's still in progress and being excavated. Unless you have extra time on the island, I would check out other sites. One upside is this site won't be crowded and it is free to visit and roam around.

Visited September 2013
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“worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

got a taxi to the top of rhodes island. went late in the afternoon (around 4-6PM) to avoid the heat. great to walk around a get some photos. the reconstructed stadia and theatre are a nice picture opportunity. and from here a short walk to the old town

Visited August 2013
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“A great site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

For a brief trip back to Greek times what it was like and be able to admire their work and if fit run round the area that was the stadium, not somewhere to stand in the open on a very hot day, also great views across the bay out to sea.

Visited June 2014
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“Hidden gem close to ancient stadium and amphitheatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

This stunning ancient ruin is free, not overrun with tourists and has magnificent views overs Rhodes. There is also an ancient Amphitheatre and Stadium from the 2nd century BC nearby. Well worth a walk up the hill

Visited June 2014
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