Description

Monte Smith Hill
Monte Smith Hill
Monte Smith Hill
Monte Smith Hill

Monte Smith Hill, also known as Agios Stefanos Hill, stands above Rhodes and is 3 Km from the town. It owes its name to the English admiral, Sidney Smith, who set up the town's observatory here in 1802 in order to get a picture of the movements of Napoleon's fleet during the war with the Turks.

The ruins of the ancient Acropolis of Rhodes are located on Monte Smith Hill. The Diagora Stadium (500 meters long and 35 meters wide), dating back to the 3rd or 2nd century BC, has survived on the archaeological site. The Alion athletic games took place here and the Theater, which during antiquity (as today) hosted musical and theatrical performances, is also located here.

The ruins of the church of the Temple of Apollo and the Temples of Poliades Athena and Dias are at the highest point on the hill.