Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
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The Lady of the Castle Church
The Lady of the Castle Church
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„Aphrodite in ancient times was considered the goddess of beauty and love. ”

 

The Old Town of Rhodes is home to the ancient temple of Aphrodite which dates to the 3rd century B.C. In ancient Greece, temples dedicated to Aphrodite were mainly built near ports, as it was believed that Aphrodite was the patroness of ports. The temple is of Ionic style, small and it is believed that there was a statue of Aphrodite on it, which you can see in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. Aphrodite in ancient times was considered the goddess of beauty and love.

Sexuality, roses and anythink pink!

The Temple of Aphrodite is situated in the Old Town of Rhodes, a medieval town with picturesque narrow cobblestone streets. The temple dates back to the 3rd century B.C., and is believed to have been built near a port as it was thought that Aphrodite was the goddess of ports. In ancient times, she was considered to be personification of beauty and love. Nowadays, she is often associated with female sexuality and her symbols are roses or anything pink.

Aphrodite was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Her name means “bright” or "shining" in Greek, but she also has a darker meaning that is usually translated as "fickle." Some stories say her mother was Urania - which would make Aphrodite an immortal goddess like her father.

Aphrodite is the ancient greek goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She's often called the Queen of Heaven, especially by her followers in Athens. The original meaning for "aphros" or "foam", was seafoam generated after she rose from the ocean's waves at Cyprus.

10 minutes or less!

You will probably only need about 10 minutes to see the temple, even less if you're really captivated by these ruins. Once you've seen it all, head over and visit some of the other historical attractions around this city square. Photograph Tarsanas Gate that dates back from medieval times or Eleftheria Gate which was built in first half of 20th century near Mandraki Harbour entrance opening up Old Town with La Tour Saint Pierre tower nearby as well!

Visit the temple of Aphrodite to experience all her glory. If you’re arriving by car or scooter, have in mind that there's not a lot of free parking at Symi Square. Tip: There is extra parking on the road that leads to the harbor.

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