Lighthouse of Agios Nikolaos

Rhodes Town

This landmark French-built lighthouse guards the entrance to Mandraki Harbour, at the spot where some suggest the Colossus of Rhodes once stood. Its beam can be seen from 18km away, but it’s not open to the public.

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Nearby Rhodes Town attractions

1. Evangelismos Church

0.16 MILES

It’s well worth taking a look at the interior of this Gothic-style Orthodox church, beside Mandraki Harbour and built under Italian rule; it’s covered…

2. Mosque

0.17 MILES

Quayside mosque, facing Mandraki Harbour.

3. Mosque of Murad Reis

0.23 MILES

The grounds of this graceful mosque hold a Turkish cemetery and the Villa Cleobolus, where Lawrence Durrell lived in the 1940s, writing his book on Rhodes…

4. Old Town Moat

0.31 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. Liberty Gate

0.33 MILES

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…

7. Municipal Art Gallery

0.35 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…

8. Temple of Aphrodite

0.37 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…