It is an UNESCO World Heritage and is the largest and the most preserved fortified city. Throughout the centuries, the islands was held by the Greek, the Romans, the Knights, the Ottoman, the Italians and the Greek again and this makes the islands fill with abundant of rich histories and vast cultures from the different occupations.
It is an impressive fortified city and you will never get tired to return to the old town again and again.
Places to visit in the old town:
The Archeological Museum of Rhodes
It is housed in the medieval building of the Hospital of the Knights.
The Roloi Clock Tower
The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
It is a medieval castle in the city of Rhodes. It was built in the 14th century by the Knights of Rhodes. It was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1522 and later occupied by the Kingdom of Italy. It was reconstructed by the Italians in 1940s and was served as the King of Italy’s holiday residence and now a museum after Rhodes is returned to Greece under the Treaty of Peace.
Church of our Lady of the Castle
Panagia tou Bourgou
Mosque of the Suleyman
The Streets of Rhodes
Sometimes no plan is a good plan. Take some time wandering around the streets, and get lost. Have a good pair of shoes and have fun walking around. There are plenty of hidden gems and surprises within the inner city.
Walking on the moets
Plenty of cannon balls around, Ottoman must be fighting hard to get in to the city.
Fortification of Rhodes
A slow stroll of 2.5km long walk on the battlement with fantastic view. The entrance is located near the Palace of the Grand Master’s exit door. It is open only from 12 to 3 in the afternoon.
View from the Fortification Wall
There are many Tavernas around to enjoy a nice evening with food and drink. Lots of shopping for souvenirs or simply anything. Many spots for photography and painting. Just try to avoid stepping on the cat poo.