Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Rhodes Town

Archaeological Museum

By far the best museum in the Dodecanese, this airy 15th-century former Knights' Hospital extends from its main building out into the beautiful gardens. Room after room holds magnificently preserved ancient treasure…
Area in Rhodes Town

Knights’ Quarter

The Knights of St John, essentially an occupying army during the 14th and 15th centuries, transformed the northern segment of the Old Town into what is known today as the Knights’ Quarter. The Knights took care to p…
Historic Site in Rhodes Town

Street of the Knights

Austere and somewhat forbidding, the Street of the Knights (Ippoton) was home from the 14th century to the Knights Hospitaller who ruled Rhodes. They were divided into seven ‘tongues’, or languages, according to the…
Historic Building in Rhodes Town

Palace of the Grand Master

From the outside, the magnificent Palace of the Grand Master looks much as it did when erected by the Knights Hospitaller during the 14th century. During the 19th century, however, it was devastated by an explosion,…
Landmark in Rhodes Town

Roloi Clock Tower

The best panoramic view of Rhodes is found at the top of this stunning 7th-century clock-tower. Damaged by an explosion in 1856, it was rebuilt with baroque elements by Feht Pasha. The entrance fee includes one free…
Area in Rhodes Town

Hora

Bearing traces of its Ottoman past is the Hora, otherwise known as the Turkish Quarter. During Turkish times, churches were converted to mosques, the most important of which is the colourful, pink-domed Mosque of Sü…
Gallery in Rhodes Town

Modern Greek Art Museum

The main gallery of the Modern Greek Art Museum, near the New Town’s northern tip, holds paintings, engravings and sculptures by Greece's greatest 20th-century artists, including Gaitis Giannis, Vasiliou Spiros and …
Archaeological Site in Rhodes Town

Acropolis of Rhodes

The site of the ancient Hellenistic city of Rhodes, now known as the Acropolis of Rhodes, stretches up the slopes of Monte Smith, 2km southwest of the Old Town. Restored structures include a tree-lined stadium from …
Architecture in Rhodes Town

Inn of France

The Inn of France is the most ornate and distinctive of all the inns (temporary residences for visiting knights of select orders, denominated by their country). On the opposite side of the street is a wrought-iron g…
Area in Rhodes Town

Jewish Quarter

With its narrow streets, the ghostly quiet Jewish Quarter is an oft overlooked section of Rhodes Old Town. However, as recently as the 1920s there was a population of 4000 living here. Built in 1577, Kahal Shalom Sy…