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Walls of Rhodes

Walls of Rhodes Review

One of the great medieval monuments in the Mediterranean, the walls of Rhodes are wonderfully restored and illustrate the engineering capabilities as well as the financial and human resources available to the Knights of St. John. For 200 years the Knights strengthened the walls by thickening them, up to 40 feet in places, and curving them so as to deflect cannonballs. The moat between the inner and outer walls never contained water; it was a device to prevent invaders from constructing siege towers. You can also get a sense of the enclosed city's massive scale by walking inside the moat.

wall tours. Parts of the road that runs the 4 km (2½ mi) along the top of the walls is sometimes accessible for an extra fee to visitors to the Archaeological Museum and to the Palace of the Grand Masters; access is through the Palace of the Grand Masters. Tours depart from Palace of the Grand Masters entrance in Ippoton, Old Town, 85100. 22410/75674. €3. Tues. and Sat. at 8 am.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Old Town, Rhodes Town, Rhodes
  • Cost: Moat free
  • Location: Rhodes Town
Updated: 05-18-2011

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