At the ancient acropolis of Rhodes, visitors have the chance to admire the remains of the ancient stadium of Rhodes, just next to the temple of Apollo. The stadium was estimated to have been 600 feet / 210 metres in length with some of it preserved even today. More specifically the original surviving parts include the “Sphendone” (rounded end with turning post), the “Proedries” (the place where officials used to sit) and some of the lower seats in the auditorium.

What is remarkable is that the starting mechanism for the athletes has been preserved as well. In addition, just a few metres away, rests the gymnasium which was basically a massive square shaped edifice; archaeologists have managed to recover significant art works from this site. Unfortunately the entire acropolis is yet to be excavated, with an exclusive archaeological zone of 12,500 square meters being segregated from contemporary edifices.