Rhodes and the Dodecanese

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Elli Beach


    Though the beach is pebbly rather than sandy, a handy location right at the edge of Old Town makes this seaside strip immensely popular, and...Read More

  • 7. Evangelismos Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The town's cathedral is a 1920s Italian-built replica of the Knights Church of St. John in the Old Town and rises next to the harbor. ...Read More

  • 8. Faliraki Beach


    The most popular beach in Rhodes will be your idea of paradise or hell, depending on what you think of crowded sands backed by fun parks,...Read More

  • 9. Fort Ayios Nikolas

    Military Site

    This circular fortress, built by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century, guards the entrance to Mandraki Harbor, near a row of picturesque...Read More

  • 10. Inn of France

    Building/Architectural Site

    The most elaborate of the striking inns on this famously historic street today houses a French language institute (appropriately enough). The...Read More

  • 11. Loggia of St. John

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 19th-century neo-Gothic structure stands on the site of the 14th-century Church of St. John, patron of the Knights of St. John and the...Read More

  • 12. Mandraki Harbor


    What was once the main harbor, in use since the 5th century BC, adjoins the commercial harbor on the east side of Old Town and is home to the...Read More

  • 13. Mosque of Murat Reis

    New Town | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    The 17h-century mosque was named after Murat Reis, an Ottoman naval commander who served in Süleyman the Magnificent's navy. The shady peaceful...Read More

  • 14. Our Lady of the Bourg

    Old Town | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Soaring vaults are all that remains of what was once a magnificent Gothic church, completed by the Knights of St. John in 1456. The knights...Read More

  • 15. The Acropolis of Rhodes

    New Town | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    About 2 km (1 mile) to the west of Rhodes's town center, atop Mt. Smith, are the freely accessible ruins of the Acropolis of Rhodes, a fine...Read More

  • 16. Turkish Library


    A rare collection of Turkish, Persian, and Arab manuscripts, including many rare Korans, founded in 1794, is a striking reminder of the Ottoman...Read More

  • 17. Walls of Rhodes

    Military Site

    One of the great medieval monuments in the Mediterranean, the walls of Rhodes are wonderfully restored and illustrate the engineering capabilities...Read More

  • 18. Decorative Arts Collection


    Housed in a stone-vaulted warehouse of the Knights, the town's museum of decorative arts today exhibits finely made ceramics, wooden tools and...Read More

  • 19. Mosque of Süleyman

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This magnificent, pin-domed landmark was built circa 1522 to commemorate Sultan Süleyman's conquest of Rhodes and rebuilt in 1808, with distinctive...Read More

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