Destinations: Ancient Kamiros
Kamiros is a destination for history and archeology lovers, 32km far from the city of Rhodes. The district of Kamiros contains the ruins of the Hellenistic city of Kamiros(founded around 3rd BC century), which created together with the ancient Ialyssos and Lindos the great city-state of Rhodes, founded by Dorians in the 10th century BC. The site runs dramatically down to a cliff that overhangs the sea. High on the rise are the columns of its acropolis, Temple of Athena Kameirados; threading underground are the 3.500-year-old water systems; many floors and walls of ancient houses.
It is known that the earthquake of 226 BC destroyed the Classical city and probably the Classical temple of Athena Kameiras. Later the earthquake of 142 BC destroyed the city for the second time. The ancient Kamiros was mainly excavated during the Italian occupation between 1912 – 1943. A lot of discoveries of ancient Kamiros are now in the Louvre, the British Museum and the Archeological Museum of Rhodes.