Rent accommodation in Rhodes Town
We offer 530+ holiday rentals in Rhodes Town
Colossus of Rhodes
The colossus of Rhodes was a large statue of the Greek god Helios, made by the sculptor Cares de Lindos on the island of Rhodes (Greece) in 292 a. C. and destroyed by an earthquake in 226 a. C. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Everything that is known about this statue is due to the news left by the ancient writers Pliny the Elder,
Polybius and Strabo, and the Byzantine chronicles of Constantine VII Porfirogéneta, Michael the Sirius and Philo.
The statue (made with bronze plates on an iron frame) represented the Greek sun god, Helios.
According to Pliny the Elder, he was about 32 m:
But of all the most admired was the Colossus of the Sun, in Rhodes, made by Cares de Lindos, student of the Lisipo mentioned above. This statue was 70 cubits high. After 66 years an earthquake prostrated it, but even lying it is a miracle. Few can embrace the thumb with their arms, their fingers were larger than most of the statues that had ivory. The emptiness of its broken limbs resembles large caverns. Inside you can see magnificent rocks, whose weight had stabilized their constitution. Twelve years it took to finish it and it cost 300 talents, which were obtained from the war machines abandoned by King Demetrius in the siege of Rhodes.
The white marble base measured 40 cubits (15 meters). [Citation needed] It would have weighed about 70 tons. [Citation needed] By comparison, the Statue of Liberty - located in New York - measures 33 meters and has a base 48 meters, although it was built more than 2000 years later.
Our selection of Apartments in Colossus of Rhodes
Lefka Hotel & Apartments
CENTER Penthouse - MEDIEVAL Town 10'- BEACH 2'
Rhodes Central Suite
Our selection of Hotels in Colossus of Rhodes
Best Western Plus Hotel Plaza ★★★★
Sunrise luxury apartments Rhodes ★★★
10Gr Hotel ★★★★★
Allegory Boutique Hotel ★★★★
Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is a palace in the city of Rhodes, on the island of the same name in Greece. Where the palace is currently located, there was a Byzantine citadel that functioned as headquarters and fortress.
Our selection of Apartments in Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
Central Luxurious Apartment Close to the Sea
Ai Yanni Boutique Rooms
Helios Garden Boutique Apartments
Our selection of Hotels in Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
Elite Hotel ★★★★
Rhodos Horizon Blu -ex Kipriotis Htl ★★★★
Spirit Of The Knights Boutique Hotelnew
The Rhodes Aquarium is a research center, an aquarium and a museum in Rhodes, Greece. It was built in the 1930s, when the island was under Italian rule.
The Art Deco design building was conceived by the Italian architect Armando Bernabiti, was built between 1934 and 1935. It was first named the Reale Istituto di Ricerce Biologiche di Rodi (Royal Institute of Biological Research of Rhodes). In 1945, when the Italian control ended, it was renamed the "Hellenic Hydrobiological Institute". It is now known as the Hydrobiological Station of the Rhodes station. It carries out research on the oceanography of the Dodecanese Islands. It is administered by the National Marine Research Center.