Ancient Kameiros Reviews
Another Ruin Jun 20, 2015
Kameiros is located on the west side of the Island about 35km from Rhodes city.
The Ruins are not as well preserved as the ones we saw in Lindos (Sadly the earthquake of 226BC destroyed the city and the temple and the earthquake of 142 BC destroyed the city for the second time). Though it is definitely worth visiting! The Ruins were discovered in 1859 and are as old as eight hundred BC!! Many of the finds from the digs (by Alfred Biliotti and Auguste Samzann) are kept in the British Museum in London. In 1928 the Italian Archaeological School started a systematic excavation together with restoration work which continued until the end of WOII.
The City of Ancient Kameiros was built on 3 levels. At the top of the hill the acropolis (with the temple complex of Athena Kameiros and the archway/stoa). The main settlement was on the middle terrace (you would find streets and residential buildings on this part). On the lower terrace you ca find an old Temple (Doric an probably to Apollo) and the fountain house.
I liked the fact that it was so much more quit than Lindos. Though our early arrival would probably have something to do with that ;).
Though not as well preserved as Lindos I still liked the rich history of the place. You kan walk the stairs or take the pad on the side to the top of the hill. Which will give you an amazing view of the old city as well as a great view at the sea. We took the pad on the side to the top and the stairs on our way down.
There is a small shop/cafe kind of thing where you can buy drinks, ice cream and a quick snack. Of course you pay to much for what you are getting as they are the only shop at the Ancient temple.
I would recommend going as early as possible. Ancient Kameiros is a tourist spot and if you go past 10.30 the place will be flood with tourists. We got there early so we where one of the few visiting.
During summertime you can visit Ancient Kameiros from 9 till 19.00. During wintertime you can visit Ancient Kameiros from 9.00 till 15.00.
€2.-(kids age 3 and up)
Part of the Rhodes 2015 travel blog
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