Discover the medieval atmosphere of Rhodes
Rhodes, one of the most popular Aegean islands of Greece, leaves little doubt as to why it attracts so many visitors. With stunning beaches and a city that maintains its medieval feel, you are certain to be enthralled by this unique and culturally rich destination.
Rhodes Town is divided into two sections, namely the old walled city and the new town. The Palace of the Grand Masters will immediately catch your attention. Inside you will discover two fantastic museums one of which focuses on ancient Rhodes and the other which considers medieval Rhodes.
Amble down the Street of the Knights where you will find many old inns where the Knights of St. John resided for 200 years. Further on you will come across the Archeological Museum, originally the Knights' Hospital featuring two exquisite statues of Aphrodite. Within what used to be the Knights' chapel is the Byzantine Museum. Another monument you will very easily see in Rhodes is the Süleymaniye Mosque of the Ottoman era.
Along the east coast of Rhodes is the Tsambíka promontory, a definite must. Here you enjoy the sun on the gorgeous beaches. On the hill above the little village of Líndhos is a knight's castle with its Hellenistic stoa and the Temple of Athena. Inland you can view the Byzantine frescoes housed the village church of Asklipió. Make use of the extensive bus service to get around Rhodes island.
Inexpensive accommodation can be found throughout Rhodes' Old Town. Whether you are seeking hotels in Rhodes or a simple pension, you will find a room to suit your needs and your pocket. Keep yourself well-fed on home-style cooking and other foods at eateries located in the backstreets.
Rhodes is truly a unique island with much to offer those visiting. Even if you are visiting as part of a tour of the Greek islands or are staying for your entire holiday, you will be left with fantastic memories.