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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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