Rhodes and the Dodecanese

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  • 1. Acropolis of Lindos

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    A 15-minute climb (on the back of a donkey if you prefer) from the village center up to the Acropolis of Lindos leads past a gauntlet of Lindian...Read More

  • 2. Asklepieion

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Hippocrates began to teach the art of healing on Kos in the 5th century BC, attracting health seekers to the island almost up to the time of...Read More

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  • 3. Monastery of St. John the Theologian

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On its high perch at the top of Chora, the Monastery of St. John the Theologian is one of the world's best-preserved fortified medieval monastic...Read More

  • 4. Monastery of Taxiarchis Michael Panormitis

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The main reason to venture to the atypically green, pine-covered hills surrounding the little Gulf of Panormitis is to visit this unexpectedly...Read More

  • 5. Monolithos

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    A medieval fortress of Monolithos—so named for the jutting, 750-foot monolith on which it is built—rises above a fairy-tale landscape of deep...Read More

  • 6. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

    Old Town | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This massive affair with fairy-tale towers, crenellated ramparts, and more than 150 rooms crowns the top of the Street of Knights and is the...Read More

  • 7. Street of Knights

    Old Town | Historic District/Site

    The Knights of St. John built most of their monuments along this cobblestone lane, also known as Ippoton, which descends from the Palace of...Read More

  • 8. Thermes Kallitheas

    Bath/Hot Spring

    As you travel south along the east coast, a strange sight meets you: an assemblage of buildings that look as if they have been transplanted...Read More

  • 9. Aghios Giorgos

    Beach–Sight

    The half-hour boat trip down the rugged east coast of the island from Pedi Bay is part of the pleasure of an excursion to this beautiful strip...Read More

  • 10. Aghios Nikolas

    Beach–Sight

    Accessible only by water taxi from Pedi Bay or a half-hour-walk along a rough path, this sandy beach along a little bay slopes gently, providing...Read More

  • 11. Agora and Harbor Ruins

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Excavations by Italian and Greek archaeologists have revealed ancient agora and harbor ruins that date from the 4th century BC through Roman...Read More

  • 12. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

    Museum/Gallery

    The Hospital of the Knights (now the island's archaeological museum), completed in 1489, surrounds a Byzantine courtyard, off which are the...Read More

  • 13. Archaeological Museum of Symi

    Museum/Gallery

    The collection at the Archaeological Museum, housed in a neoclassical dwelling amid the maze of Chorio's lanes, displays Hellenistic and Roman...Read More

  • 14. Ayios Stefanos Beach

    Beach–Sight

    A chunk of beautiful Ayios Stefanos Beach, just north of Kefalos, is now occupied by a Club Med; the rest belongs to beach clubs renting umbrellas...Read More

  • 15. Byzantine Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Icons and frescos from churches throughout Rhodes Town (most of them long since destroyed) are displayed within the 11th-century Lady of the...Read More

  • 16. Casa Romana

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The Roman House is a lavish restoration of a 3rd-century Roman mansion, with 36 rooms grouped around three atriums. The house provides a look...Read More

  • 17. Castle of Antimacheia

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The thick, well-preserved walls of this 14th-century fortress look out over the sweeping Aegean and Kos's green interior. Antimacheia was another...Read More

  • 18. Castle of the Knights

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Built by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century and taken by the Turks in 1522 (with the rest of the knights' Dodecanese holdings), the...Read More

  • 19. Church of Ayhios Ioannis

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church built in 1838 incorporates in its walls fragments of ancient blocks from a temple that apparently stood on this site and is surrounded...Read More

  • 20. Church of the Panayia

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A graceful building with a beautiful bell tower probably antedates the Knights of St. John, though the bell tower bears the arms of Grand Master...Read More

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