Rhodes Town

The palace of the Grand Master

Rhodes Town is the capital of Rhodes island, located on the north coast. The place is famous for the Medieval Town of Rhodes, a unique fortified town built by the Knights Hospitaller.

The old town occupies a large area around the port, surrounded by high stone walls from all sides. You can enter it from one of the few gates with bastions and spend a whole day in the town, as you explore by foot the narrow alleys and visit all the interesting sights it can offer. The Medieval town also includes the harbor of Mandraki where you can see authentic windmills and a fortress from 15 century which now functions as a lighthouse. Mandraki harbor is the presumed place where the mythical colossus of Rhodes once existed. Today there are no traces of the giants statue but there are two statues of deer at the points where the feet of the colossus stood.

Out of the Medieval walls, Rhodes Town is a contemporary town with all kinds of services and facilities. The northernmost part of the town ends with a small peninsula covered with coarse sand and pebbles. The east and west beaches of the peninsula are known under different names - Ell and Akti Miaouli, and between them is the Aquarium of Rhodes.

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The palace of the Grand MasterThe emblematic portRhodes TownStreet of the knightsStone arches in the alleysPart of the old town

highlights: the capital and largest settlement of the island, town in Rhodes, Dodecanese Islands, Greece

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