Street of Knights in Rhodes town, Dodecanese Islands, Greece, UNESCO. RM
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Running through the heart of the old town of Rhodes, the Street of the Knights (Odos Ippoton) retains a distinctly medieval feel, despite extensive restorations. The street runs from the Palace of the Grand Master down to the Hospital of the Knights of Saint John at the sea. Its seven inns or lodges used to house the knights, one for each of the seven different countries from which they came. Today, the lodges house government offices as well as cultural institutions.