It seems a Greek consortium wants to recreate one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
The Colossus of Rhodes dominated the ancient port until it was destroyed by an earthquake more than 2,000 years ago.
Now architects plan to build a new monument, albeit one five times larger than the original.
The new Colossus will straddle the two outer piers of the harbour. Facing the Aegean, it will clutch a huge beacon in its raised right hand which will be visible not only to passing ships, but as far as the Turkish coast, 35 miles away.
Its beacon will not only act as a lighthouse, but also contain a viewing platform. Ships will sail between the statue’s legs.
Costing €250 million [about US $275 million], the statue will rise more than 135 metres (443 feet) above the harbour, about one and a half times the size of New York’s Statue of Liberty.
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If they're going to sail cruise ships through that thing's legs, I hope they make sure its loincloth is closed underneath . . . otherwise cruise ship passengers who've had one too many are going to be climbing the masts to tickle its fancy on the way through!