The Old Town of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage site that takes you back in time. Discover its unique Medieval charm in just a 12 minute drive from our holiday resort near Rhodes town.
Travel back to Medieval times when you visit the Old Town of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore a fortified city filled with tales of Knights in shining armour who once roamed behind its 4 km walls, protecting the entire island from various invasions and sieges. A most enchanting place, the Medieval city of Rhodes meshes eras effortlessly, weaving history into its urban, contemporary side that will excite you beyond measure.
Points of interest:
- The Palace of the Grand Masters:
A grand structure that catches the eye with its great Gothic towers, and statues dating back to the Hellenistic Period found in its courtyard.
- The Street of the Knights:
The paved street where the Knights of the city used to reside, is impressively well preserved and dates back to the 14th century,
- The Archeological Museum:
Located within the old Hospital near the Street of Knights, the Archeological Museum hosts a plethora of riveting artefacts of the bygone era, such as sarcophaguses and altars amongst many others.
- The Medieval Clock Tower:
Be sure to visit the 1850’s clock tower, which provides the most elevated vantage point within the city. You can go up to the top for a small entrance fee to enjoy the view of the town from above.
Also known as the Municipal Library, Castellania of Rhodes is where you’ll admire the local Medieval architecture in all its glory. The 14th century structure of dome shaped vaults today is used as a reading hall which houses a wide range of books and scriptures.
- Socrates Street:
One of the most iconic streets of Rhodes city, Socrates Street is where you will find a plethora of colourful shops and stores carrying many items to browse and shop at your will.