Temple of Aphrodite

Rhodes, Greece

Temple of Aphrodite dates back to the 3rd century BCE, and was built to honor Aphrodite, the mythological Greek goddess of love and beauty. The temple is located in Symi Square, close to the Eleftheria Gate.

The once majestic structure is now a pile of ruins surrounded by a small fence. Although you cannot walk through the temple grounds, you can get close enough to study some of the old building blocks and fallen columns. Look closely and you may be able to make out some inscriptions on a couple of the stone slabs.

Read the information panel and study the site plan to get a feel for the temple’s layout. Descriptions are written in Greek and English. The statue of Aphrodite Pudica in the Archeological Museum of Rhodes is believed to have been the temple statue that would have been venerated here by the ancient Greeks.

The Temple of Aphrodite is a 10-minute walk from the island’s Tourist Harbour. If you are arriving by car or scooter, you will find limited free parking at Symi Square. Additional parking is available on the road that leads to the harbor.

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Founded: 3rd century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Greece

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ΓΙΑΝΝΑ ΒΛΑΧΟΥ (4 months ago)
Πολύ όμορφο μέρος αξίζει μια επι
Евгений Антонов (4 months ago)
Судя по площади, храм был небольшой. На месте храма осталось довольно много камней, по которым можно догадываться о его красоте. Но выглядит это всё довольно скучно. Руины огорожены забором. Посетителей почти нет.
Manuel Scholz (14 months ago)
Just a few ruins with a fence around them. Not much to see :(
S C (14 months ago)
Outstanding
Maria Loizou Ioannidi (2 years ago)
Ancient temple ruins at the entrance of the medieval city.
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