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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Kambos Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The most popular beach on the island stretches for 1.6 km (1 mile) or so along Kambos Bay, with a gently sloping sea floor that's ideal for...Read More

  • 9. Lachania Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Stretching uninterrupted for several miles, Lachania Beach lies below the unspoiled, whitewashed village of the same name, one of the most...Read More

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Monastery of the Apocalypse

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In AD 95, during the Emperor Domitian's persecution of Christians, St. John the Theologian was banished to Patmos, where he lived until his...Read More

  • 12. Psili Amos Beach

    Beach–Sight

    It's well worth the effort required to reach the most beautiful (and remote) beach on the island, a lovely scallop of sand backed by pines and...Read More

  • 13. Turkish Library

    Library/Archive

    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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. Decorative Arts Collection

    Museum/Gallery

    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

  • 16. 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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