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THE OLD TOWN

In the Old Town of Rhodes, situated on the island’s northernmost point; a great part of the Venetian architecture has been beautifully preserved, giving to the City of Rhodes the status of one of the largest and better preserved medieval settlements in Europe. In the stone-paved narrow alleys of the fortified city, visitors will admire stone arches and arcades covering the alleyways. The city’s cultural importance was such, that UNESCO designated Rhodes a part of the World Heritage Cities List.

ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM

The archaeological museum of Rhodes is housed in the Knight’s Hospital, and consists of a large interior courtyard surrounded by an impressive two-storey colonnade. The museum displays a rich interesting collection consisting of statues, sarcophagi, vases, mosaics, vessels, ceramics and more dating from the Hellenistic period to Early Christian times. The statuette of Aphrodite of Rhodes, dating from the 5th century BC, depicting the bathing Goddess, is one of the museum’s prized pieces.

THE GRAND MASTER'S PALACE

Walking up Knights’ street, you cannot fail to notice the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters -also known as Kastello- built in the 7th century AD. Its magnificent halls host today the island’s Byzantine antiquities, as well as temporary exhibitions.

THE OLD TOWN

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In the Old Town of Rhodes, situated on the island’s northernmost point; a great part of the Venetian architecture has been beautifully preserved, giving to the City of Rhodes the status of one of the largest and better preserved medieval settlements in Europe. In the stone-paved narrow alleys of the fortified city, visitors will admire stone arches and arcades covering the alleyways. The city’s cultural importance was such, that UNESCO designated Rhodes a part of the World Heritage Cities List. The city was settled in 408 BC, but acquired its unique medieval character in the 13th century, with the arrival of the Knights of St John, seeking refuge having been driven away from the Holy Land.
Walk without a guide, letting your footsteps guide you back in time. Cross the great moat and enter through one of the city’s 10 fortified gates. Take a walk on Knights’ street, leading you to the Grand Master’s Palace. Walk down Socratous street and seek Soleiman the Magnificent’s mosque with its towering 35 meter minaret. At another turn, you will come across the quaint Arionos square, the mosque of Mustafa Pasha and the turkish baths, dating to the 16th century.


ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM

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The archaeological museum of Rhodes is housed in the Knight’s Hospital, and consists of a large interior courtyard surrounded by an impressive two-storey colonnade. The museum displays a rich interesting collection consisting of statues, sarcophagi, vases, mosaics, vessels, ceramics and more dating from the Hellenistic period to Early Christian times. The statuette of Aphrodite of Rhodes, dating from the 5th century BC, depicting the bathing Goddess, is one of the museum’s prized pieces.
Opening hours: weekdays Tu-Su 08.30-14:30
Ticket price: 6 euros



Where
Museum square, Old Town
Τ:+30 2241365256

THE GRAND MASTER'S PALACE

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Walking up Knights’ street, you cannot fail to notice the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters -also known as Kastello- built in the 7th century AD. Its magnificent halls host today the island’s Byzantine antiquities, as well as temporary exhibitions.
Opening hours: Tu-Su 08:00-14:30
Ticket price: 6 euros



Info
Τ:+30 2241365270
THE CASTLE MADONNA

The oldest and grandest church in the medieval city, the Castle Madonna stands tall in Museum square. The ornate gothic church, with its tall cupola and grandiose atmosphere, serves today as a byzantine museum.

THE WINDMILLS

Take a picturesque walk outside the city walls and reach Mandraki and its three medieval windmills. One of them has been restored and serves today as a small museum, as well as the local HQ of the navy’s oceanographic institute.

MONTE SMITH HILL

From its top you’ll enjoy breath-taking views of the city. The hill was named after Captain Smith, a British officer charged with spying on Napoleon’s fleet movements in the 1810s. On top of the prominent hill, visit the ruins of Apollo’s temple from the Hellenistic period. Next to it, don’t miss the artfully restored Roman music conservatory, hosting today musical and theatrical performances, just as it had in ancient times.

THE CASTLE MADONNA

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The oldest and grandest church in the medieval city, the Castle Madonna stands tall in Museum square. The ornate gothic church, with its tall cupola and grandiose atmosphere, serves today as a byzantine museum.


THE WINDMILLS

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Take a picturesque walk outside the city walls and reach Mandraki and its three medieval windmills. One of them has been restored and serves today as a small museum, as well as the local HQ of the navy’s oceanographic institute.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 09:30-17:30



Info
T:+30 2241032279

MONTE SMITH HILL

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From its top you’ll enjoy breath-taking views of the city. The hill was named after Captain Smith, a British officer charged with spying on Napoleon’s fleet movements in the 1810s. On top of the prominent hill, visit the ruins of Apollo’s temple from the Hellenistic period. Next to it, don’t miss the artfully restored Roman music conservatory, hosting today musical and theatrical performances, just as it had in ancient times.


RODINIOU PARK

Three kilometres from the city centre, on the road to Lindos, you will come across the Rodiniou Park. This little known haven of peace with its enchanting walk paths, brooks, small waterfalls, ponds and wooden bridges is rumoured to have hosted the famous ancient public speech school, attended by such Roman luminaries, as Julius Caesar and Cicero.

AQUARIUM

Enjoy the mysteries of the deep in a safe setting: the city’s aquarium. The building’s basement, dating from the 1930s, has been turned into an undersea cave replica, replete with rocks, shells and soft lighting, complementing the fish tanks and their hundreds of marine species.

MODERN GREEK ART MUSEUM

A true jewel of the city, the museum contains an extensive permanent collection of paintings, etchings and works of sculpture. Showcased in its halls you will see works by six seminal Greek artists (Maleas, Theofilos, Kondoglou, Bouzianis, Lytras and Tsarouhis).

RODINIOU PARK

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Three kilometres from the city centre, on the road to Lindos, you will come across the Rodiniou Park. This little known haven of peace with its enchanting walk paths, brooks, small waterfalls, ponds and wooden bridges is rumoured to have hosted the famous ancient public speech school, attended by such Roman luminaries, as Julius Caesar and Cicero.


AQUARIUM

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Enjoy the mysteries of the deep in a safe setting: the city’s aquarium. The building’s basement, dating from the 1930s, has been turned into an undersea cave replica, replete with rocks, shells and soft lighting, complementing the fish tanks and their hundreds of marine species.
Ticket price: 5.50 euros (free for children and the disabled)
Opening hours: 09:00-20:30 (winter closing time 16:30)



Where
Kos street, T:+30 2241027308

MODERN GREEK ART MUSEUM

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A true jewel of the city, the museum contains an extensive permanent collection of paintings, etchings and works of sculpture. Showcased in its halls you will see works by six seminal Greek artists (Maleas, Theofilos, Kondoglou, Bouzianis, Lytras and Tsarouhis).
Ticket price: 3 euros (senior citizens 1 euro; under 18 free)




Where
2, Symis square, T: +30 2241036646