The Monte Smith Hill overlooks the city of Rhodes, which is amphitheatrically built at its feet. From the hilltop you can enjoy the unique panoramic view of the city of Rhodes and the beautiful bay of Ixia.
Characteristic are the colorful paragliders with the proud pilots, taking advantage of the ideal wind and hilltop, enjoying their hobbies, while giving a wonderful sight to many passersby.
The best time to reach the hill is in the afternoon. The views of both the sea and the city are breathtaking, while the romantic ones will enjoy a sunset of unparalleled beauty.
Most of the time you will find locals reaching the hill, combining the beauty of the landscape with walking or jogging.
Its old name is Aghios Stefanos Hill and here was the Upper Acropolis of ancient Rhodes. The hill took its name, as it is known today, from the English Admiral Sidney Smith (Royal Navy officer), who had set up his observatory here in 1802, to follow the movements of Napoleon Bonaparte's fleet at sea during the war with them Turks. The truth is that the English admiral had made a very successful strategic move, as the view from the top of the hill is breathtaking, both to the old and new city of Rhodes, and to the sea, nearby islands and coasts of Asia Minor.