If you are fond of archeology, if you want to take a journey through time among the ruins of the past, if you have seen all the movies of Indiana Jones, then the city of Kamiros is exactly what you need. It is the third oldest city on the island of Rhodes, along with Lindos and Ialissos.
Kamiros is located on the north western side of Rhodes. It was founded around the 7th century by the Dorians and in a very short time, thanks to a favorable geographical position, it developed to become a thriving commercial center. Of the ancient splendor, now, it remains a precious archaeological site: it is located in the northwestern part of the island and represents one of the most evocative testimonies of ancient Greece, and of the entire Hellenistic world.
So, if you have chosen Rhodes for your holidays, a visit to the archaeological site of the city of Kamiros can not be missed. The visit to the archaeological site highlights the acropolis (obviously the highest point of the city) with the temple of Atena Kameiras and the Stoà, then the market square, numerous bases of statues and houses.
The excavations, which were started in 1852 (for which Italy played a very important role in the collection and conservation of cultural heritage, starting in 1928 a systematic repertory by the Italian Archaeological School of Athens) have allowed to bring to light numerous findings, among which also precious coins of the time, considered by historians important for the knowledge of the economic world of the time. The archaeological excavations have allowed Kamiros to boast of the title of archaeological site among the most important of Greece, comparable in importance, just to give an example, to the Italian Pompeii and Herculaneum.
So, we are sure, Kamiros is worth a visit. From Rhodes city is reachable by taking the road to the airport, and then following the road to Theologos, Soroni and Fanes. From the island’s capital the archaeological site is about 40 kilometers away. And of course it can also be reached by public transport from Rhodes.
During the summer the site is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.00 to 19.30, in winter from 8.30 to 14.30
The ticket price is 6 euro