Liberty Gate

Rhodes Town

The busiest entrance to the Old Town, close to the seafront and Mandraki Harbour, Liberty Gate was constructed in the 14th century to serve as a bridge to a medieval shipyard. It was originally fortified by two square towers, destroyed by the Ottoman occupiers in 1910; what you currently see is a modern reconstruction.

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2. Municipal Art Gallery

0.03 MILES

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…

3. Temple of Aphrodite

0.04 MILES

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…

4. Decorative Arts Collection

0.08 MILES

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…

5. Old Town Moat

0.09 MILES

The moat beneath the Old Town ramparts was simply a defensive ditch, never filled with water. Now landscaped as a park, with spacious lawns and lush…

6. Panagia tou Kastrou


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

7. Inn of Italy


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…

8. Inn of France

0.11 MILES

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…