Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Lindos

Acropolis of Lindos

A steep footpath climbs the 116m-high rock above Lindos to reach the beautifully preserved Acropolis. First walled in the 6th century BC, the clifftop is now enclosed by battlements constructed by the Knights of St …
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…
Top Choice Forest in Western Rhodes & the Interior

Petaloudes

Petaloudes, 7km up from the coast, is better known as the Valley of the Butterflies. Visit in June, July or August, when these colourful insects mature, and you’ll quickly see why. They’re actually tiger moths (Call…
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 thei…
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…
Architecture in Northeastern Rhodes

Kalithea Thermi

Italian architect Pietro Lombardi constructed this opulent art deco spa, on the site of ancient thermal springs, in 1929. Its dazzling white-domed pavilions, pebble-mosaic courtyards and sweeping sea-view colonnades…
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 …