A little history combined with myth!
Harris, a student of Lissipos, created the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. It took the great sculptor 12 years (from 302 – 290 B.C.) to make the Colossus, a statue that represented the Sun approximately 31 meters. Tradition persists that it stored the entrance to the harbour so that ships sailed through its legs.
The famous masterpiece was shattered by an earthquake in 225 B.C. it took 900 camels to transport away the rubble to be sold for scrap. The Beacon of St. Nickolas now stands on the original spot at the entrance to the harbour.