Rhodes Sights & Attractions
Rhodes Dodecanese is among the most beautiful and popular Greek islands. The Medieval sites, the amazing views, and the clean beaches have made Rhodes world famous, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The Old Town of Rhodes, with the Palace of Grand Master, the Street of the Knights, the old port of Mandraki and Hippocrates Square, is the most important place to visit on the island. A drive around will bring you to many other sites, such as the Acropolis of Lindos, the Monastery of Filerimos, the Springs of Kallithea and various castles spread on the island. Apart from this site, Rhodes has many beaches worth to visit, such as Tsambika, Ladiko, Kallithea, Saint Paul's Bay, and others.
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The Palace of Grand Master is located at the end of Knights Street. This is one of the best-preserved castles of the Mediterranean and the symbol of the island. It was constructed by the Knights of Saint John in the Medieval times and was reconstructed in the early 20th century.
The Street of The Knights is a historic location in the Old Town of Rhodes. Also known as "Odos Ippoton" in Greek, the well-preserved buildings along the 600-meter long medieval street guarantee a trip to the past for the visitor.
The Acropolis of Lindos dates back to the Hellenistic period. A part of it was restored by the Knights. The site today belongs to the Greek Ministry of Culture and much work is being done, by both Greek and foreign archaeologists, to protect this monument.
This monastery was constructed on the hill of Filerimos, close to the site of Ancient Ialyssos. It was built by the Knights of Saint John in the Medieval times and it was reconstructed in the early 20th century.
The Acropolis of Rhodes is located on the hill of Monte Smith, on the west side of Rhodes Town. It dates back to the Hellenistic times. The Acropolis of Rhodes was replete with sanctuaries, huge temple premises, and public buildings. The entire Acropolis is yet to be excavated.
The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in the Hospital of the Kings, one of the most important Medieval buildings. It consists of a large interior courtyard surrounded by a two-storey colonnade. The museums display a rich and very interesting collection from the Hellenistic period to the Early Christian times.
The Aquarium of Rhodes is found close to the center of the city. It is a research center for the animals that live in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located on the northernmost spot of the island.
The green valley full of plane trees and of cool running water flowing creates a pure paradise. This valley is a reproduction spot for butterflies and visitors are asked not to make noise and bother them.
Ancient Ialyssos was one of the three most powerful city-states of Rhodes till the Hellenistic times. It is located on the hill of Filerimos, southeast of Rhodes Town.
Kameiros was one of the three most powerful cities of Rhodes in ancient times. It was probably destroyed by an earthquake and it was discovered in 1929, during the Italian rule.
The deer Dama-Dama is a unique species that lives only in Rhodes Greece for many centuries. Many legends say that this deer was brought to Rhodes by the Crusaders in the Medieval times.
The Great Hammam is one of the few remaining Turkish baths in the Medieval Town of Rhodes, built in the 14th century during the Ottoman occupation of the island. This hammam is also known as the Baths of Souleiman, Mustafa Baths and Yeni Hammam (New Baths).
The Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes is located in the Medieval City, in a beautiful building on Simi Square. It houses a rich, interesting and beautiful collection of the most representative Greek painters of the 20th century (Fassianos, Maleas, Theophilos, Moralis, and others).
Since the ancient times, the water of Kallithea was known for the beneficial qualities. In 1927, the Italians inaugurated the spring facilities and built an impressive monument. After many years of decadence, the springs opened again in 2007.
Built sometime during the rule of the Grand Master Villeneuve (1319-1346), the construction was later, during the Knights era, to be endowed with six chapels and some seven vaulted tombs.
The imposing Castle of Monolithos was constructed by the Venetians in the Medieval times. It stands on top of a hill and offers a magnificent view of the sea. The castle is mostly ruined today but the view from the top is amazing.
The church of the Holy Trinity is located on Knights street. It dates from the 15th century and it is one of the loveliest churches in Rhodes Town.
The church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary has a different style from the usual churches in Greece. It has a gothic architecture and the frescoes inside were painted by Fotis Kontoglou, a renowned Greek painter.
Path of Gods is housed in a building combining medieval architecture with modern design. It was built to house and shelter replicas of artifacts. Beside Path of Gods, there is an excavation that started in 1976 and was completed in the 1990s in an area of 1000 square meters dating back to the Hellenistic Period.
The Castle of Kritinia was constructed by the Knights of Saint John. It is built on a steep rock above Kritinia village, at a beautiful spot that offers a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea, the neighboring island of Halki and the port of Kameiros.
The Museum of Modern Art includes works of contemporary Greek and foreign painters who live permanently on Rhodes. It is housed in Medieval Town, Sokratous st 179.
This beautiful park has many walking trails along pine and plane trees. There is also a dark tunnel there. The lake can be easily reached by a mere five minutes walk.
The Casino of Rhodes is located in the majestic Grande Albergo delle Rose boutique hotel, Rhodes Town. Entry is forbidden to visitors less than 23 years old.
The monastery of Panagia Tsambika is among the most famous on the island. It stands on a hill above Tsambika beach and its icon is considered miracle-working.
There are two Catholic Churches in the Old Town of Rhodes, as the island was under Italian rule till 1947: the church of Saint Francis and the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria.
The Jewish Museum of Rhodes was established in 1997 to depict the culture of the Jewish community of Rhodes, which was devastated in the Second World War. The museum is housed in the Kahal Shalom Synagogue, Old Town.
This is a lovely park with cypress and pine trees, a flowing nearby stream and a mini zoo. There are remains of a Hellenistic tomb and a Roman aqueduct within the limits of the park. You can get around following the narrow walkways. The park is located on the southern side of the town.
About 5 km from Rhodes Town, towards the airport, there is the Museum of Honey and the Natural History of the Bee. This unique museum was created by the Beekeeping Company of Dodecanese and presents the way that honey is produced.
The Stamatiadis Mineralogy and Paleontology Museum is the first of its kind, both in Rhodes and within the greater area of the Dodecanese. One of the main ideas governing the launching and hosting of this Museum has been the desire to extend the mineralogical and paleontological experience way beyond the strict field of acquaintance with specific areas traditionally yielding minerals as well as harboring fossils.
The Rhodes Toy museum is situated just outside the village of Archipoli. Nestled amongst olive groves, it is surrounded by mountains and pine forests. The museum was built with our stunning natural environment in mind, therefore it is completely powered by solar energy.