Decorative Arts Collection

Rhodes Town

This endearing little museum consists of a single large white-walled room, filled to the brim with everyday vernacular objects from the 18th and 19th centuries. From plates and pots to painted and carved wooden panels, rugs and wallhangings, everything is bursting with colour.

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1. Inn of Italy

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Built in 1519 under the rule of Grand Master Fabrizio del Carretto (1513–21), this former Knights’ lodging is in the lower part of the Street of the…

2. Panagia tou Kastrou

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Across from the tourist office and Archaeological Museum, this 11th-century church retains its original form, though after four centuries as a mosque and…

3. Inn of France

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Dating from 1492, the Inn of France is the most ornate and distinctive of all the inns on the Street of the Knights, which were used as residences by…

4. Archaeological Museum

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A weathered, sun-kissed stone lion, visible from the street, invites visitors into the magnificent 15th-century Knights' Hospital that holds Rhodes’…

5. Temple of Aphrodite

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The fenced-off vestiges of a Temple of Aphrodite, dating from the 3rd century BC, face visitors who pass through the Liberty Gate. This is one of the few…

6. Municipal Art Gallery

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Set on the upper floor of a grand medieval building, on your right as you enter the Old Town via Liberty Gate, this gallery belongs to the city’s four…

7. House of Djem

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Glass panels set in the floor of this thoroughly excavated medieval structure expose columns that once lined one of Rhodes’ main Roman streets. Local lore…

8. Street of the Knights

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Austere and somewhat forbidding, the Street of the Knights (Ippoton) was home from the 14th century to the Knights Hospitaller who ruled Rhodes. The…