Ottoman Rhodes

Apolloniou 11, Rodos 851 00, Greece

The emphasis on the contribution of the Knights of Saint John to the culture and history of Rhodes Town makes it easy to forget that Rhodes was under Ottoman rule for hundreds of years. Of the remaining treasures of the Ottoman era, the most prominent is the Suleiman Mosque with its unmistakable pink walls and tall minaret. Opposite the mosque, the Hafiz Ahmed Agha Library has a collection of medieval manuscripts and Korans. The 16th-century Ibrahim Pasha Mosque is still used by the Muslim community today, but the 1558 Turkish baths—the Yeni Hammam—are closed indefinitely.

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