With a rich festive program lasting until September 27, 2017, Rhodes celebrates this year’s World Tourism Day.
Its celebration takes place every year on 27 September 2017, a date set by the World Tourism Organization in 1980.
The main objective of this celebration is to highlight the economic, social, cultural and political contribution of tourism to the prosperity of the international community.
All these years, the “Throne of Helios” hasn’t ceased to support Rhodes in every initiative that highlights our island. This year, ONLY for September 27 and from 10.00 am to 13.00 pm, our tickets will have a 50% discount for each visitor.
On this initiative, we would like to point out that the “Throne of Helios” does not stop working and remains open every day from 10.00 am to 23.00 pm.
On the occasion we would like to remind you that “The Throne Helios” remains the only 9-dimensional cinema in Europe and narrates in a unique way the history of Rhodes.
The unique combination of knowledge and entertainment that we offer is the best occasion for visitors and is a first-rate opportunity to add a surplus value to the holidays of the people who visit us.
In addition, we are pleased to remind you that our film is being screened at the same time with the use of special headphones in 10 different languages.
Greek, English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Hebrew and now Czech.
Journey back to the birth of Rhodes in this 3D experience. History is brought to life with the aid of hydraulic chairs, falling rain, snow and bubbles. Amazing visuals recreate the Colossus of Rhodes’ construction, the citadel’s creation under the Knight of St John and more – up to the present day.
There is an additional short film after the main film (optional and extra) that’s more suited to kids with its Disney-style 3D cartoon.
We are very happy to announce our new cooperation with the most famous all over the world, Valley of the Butterflies of Rhodes.
Our purpose is to evaluate the great beauty of Rhodes island and the valley of the butterflies is one of the most beautifull places in this island!
So, don’t hesitate, get your ticket and be part of Rhodes great history in 9 dimensions!
We are very proud to anounce you, that from now on we are able to have also the Chech language among the others.
We would like to remind you that our show is also playing simultaneously in 10 different languages (Greek, English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Hebrew and Chech) by using special acoustic dispositives.
We are open on a daily basis from 10.00 am until 23.00 pm.
Our shows are every 30 minutes.
Throne of Helios
The “Throne of Helios”
The “Throne of Helios” is a MUST seen at the beginning of your holiday in Rhodes, the island of the SUN God! It is a 20’ film, state-of-the-art technology, 9D cinema experience, of the History of Rhodes!
Ride through the history of Rhodes, follow the Chariot of the Sun God, in the most spectacular and joyful entertainment for grownups and kids alike!
With a modern system of multiple choice translation in 10 languages, Greek, English, German, French, Russian, Hebrew, Swedish, Finnish, Italian and Chech.
Throne of Helios is highly recommended for visitors of all ages.
Historical Exhibition, Art Gallery, on free admission. Historic building.
Put your 3d glasses on and take a seat that.. moves. The film is a great spectacle, and makes an entertaining start to the history of Rhodes.
Living in Rhodes presents “Throne of Helios”.
The English Speaking Association of Rhodes is a constant presence in our island. Also this winter made us a visit to the “Throne of Helios” and we have to admit that we all are very honoured. It is our priveledge that all those people that are living in Rhodes came and saw our movie about the history of Rhodes.
We are very happy to have them here and we are looking forward to see them again.
“The outing on the 5th February to Throne of Helios 9D in Rhodes town was a great success. We look forward to other events at this venue in the forthcoming months. Please check our Facebook page The English Speaking Association and this website for futher information and details.”
Within minutes of being strapped in, I was dropped from a great height, thrown about by an earthquake, hurled against the bow of a boat, submerged in the ocean, fired at with cannonballs, kicked, battered, flung about, speared by a Roman soldier and almost swallowed by a hissing serpent.
I was rained on, snowed on, whipped about by wind, surrounded by smoke from raging fires.
The sound of roaring storms and the violence of battle echoed in my ears. I smelled the scents, odours and fragrances of centuries of myth and history – all from the “comfort” of my high-tech, computerised seat.
Throne of Helios is something else – a thrilling “9D cinema experience” in Rhodes Town that takes you back through the facts, fun and fiction of Rhodes island (throneofhelios.com).
It was just one of the many highlights of a fascinating Greek island-hopping cruise aboard the good ship Celestyal Odyssey. And it certainly set the pace for a full-on, four-day, whizz-around holiday. Especially as we were proudly told by the captain that we were travelling on one of the fastest cruise vessels in the world.
3D picture, sound, motion, rain, snow, wind, fire and even smells, placing the service of the senses and entertainment.
The Throne of Helios is a modern entertainment center that combines cinema and thematic area, historical exhibits and screenings.
It is a unique combination of historical tradition and high technology, in the historic building of the old cinema «St. George » on March 25 street , which was the first cinema in Rhodes, build by the Italians in 1927.
Architects, engineers, interior designers, sculptors, historians consultants, Greek and European technicians, specialized in cinema and new inter-active technologies, created a separate space and an equally unique production, which comes to enrich the travel experience of visitors and help upgrade Rhodes as a tourist destination.
Modern thrones in the form of 49 leather seats type supercar, based on hydraulic bases by providing by computer a realistic experience motion and navigation in space and time.
Throne of Helios – an experience in 9 dimensions!
I am showered in sea spray as the chariot surges over the waves. The horses are made of fire, four formidable mounds of energy. The sun God, Helios, pushes them on as we observe the coastline of Rhodes which glistens as it rises from the sea.
I am in ‘The throne of Helios’, a 9D presentation of the story of Rhodes, shown in the first ever cinema building in the town which dates back to the 1930′s. It’s a quick thrill film presentation of 6000 years of history in just 18 minutes.
The film is an exciting mix of myth and history; angry Greek Gods, legendary statues and swashbuckling knights loom at us through our 3D glasses. I see (hear, smell and feel) how the island and its people evolved. I see the construction of a magnificent bronze statue of Helios, known as the Colossus of Rhodes and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The popular belief (and one upheld in the film) is that it stood astride the entrance to the port and ships sailed between his muscular calves. A more boring likely location was inside the walls of the Old town, but that’s the charm of the film. It’s not about historical accuracies; it’s about basking in the glory of thrilling myths and legends and the beauty that is Rhodes. It’s an assault on the senses with 3D visuals supplemented with sea spray, canon smoke, wind, bubbles and snow. All of this is shaken and stirred by the swivelling and pitching chairs we are securely strapped into. There is commentary too, but who can concentrate on that as a serpent slithers off the screen and hits you between the eyes!
The experience is undeniably fun. Adults and children alike will love it. I loved it. With admission at 10 euros for adults and 6 euros for children below 12 years it might be considered costly for a family, however it is definitely worth seeing. My advice if you are on a budget would be to combine the show with a takeaway pitta gyros and a stroll along Mandraki harbor and into the Old Town. Go and check out the places you have just seen from another era in their current day form! You can also spend time reading through the exhibition in the foyer which tells some fascinating stories of modern day Rhodes.