Rhodes Architecture

Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese that beautifully blends the various architectural styles, creating a cultural distance with the other Greek islands. The fortified settlement of Rhodes town that lies around its port is filled with neoclassical and modern buildings giving this majestic town the privilege of being the best preserved medieval settlement in Europe.

In the old town dominates the Palace of the Grand Master, built in the 14th century, while of outstanding interest is the Street of the Knights where buildings have been perfectly restored, to preserve their original medieval form. There the houses of the Knights can be found. The buildings are inspired by the conservativeness and the monastic character of the holy order and constitute an enduring value in the art of architecture.

Turkish mosques, minarets the Great Hammam and the imposing clock tower can be seen there as well, as remarkable traces from the glorious architecture of Rhodes. Outside the walls of the medieval city exist some of the most impressive Italian buildings like the National Theatre, the Town Hall and the Church of the Virgin. The island villages are known for their traditional architecture, the colorful Rhodian houses which are beautifully decorated with embroideries and ceramic plates. Farmhouses are also a great part of the local architecture which was built by the less prosperous families.

Rhodes is an island with great archaeological interest that reflects in many of the ancient settlements like the Acropolis of Lindos, a strong city perched on top of a rock. Various examples of genuine traditional settlements with whitewashed houses, mansions, and cobbled paths can be seen like Kamiros and Archangelos. The cultural heritage of Rhodes island is widespread in every corner of the island and visitors will have the chance to experience a lovely journey back in time.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.