Rhodes' Top 10
Collected by Andrew Bostock , AFAR Contributor
Ippoton 1-9, Rodos 851 00, Greece
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...
Yes, the name is a mouthful, but the castle complex is just as impressive as its title. This medieval castle dominates the city of Rhodes, and is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. Having been around since the 14th century,...
Akti Sachtouri 8, Rodos 851 00, Greece
This fascinating museum is housed in what used to be the Hospital of the Knights of Saint John, a building worthy of a visit in its own right. It features many exhibits of note, including the tombs of knights from the 14th and 15th centuries,...
Plateia G. Xaritou, Rodos 851 00, Greece
Many people don’t make it out of the old quarter of Rhodes Town, but the Modern Greek Art Museum makes the effort worthwhile. Housed in a handsome stone building on a palm-lined square to the north of town, the museum has the best collection of...
Acropolis of Lindos, Lindos 851 07, Greece
On the rocky promontory above the beautiful village of Lindos, the imposing walls of a castle that belonged to the Knights of Saint John are visible. Travelers who hike the steep path up from the village find more than can be seen from below:...
Rhodes 851 06, Greece
In the northern part of the island, about 26 kilometers (16 miles) from town, Petaloúdes, or Butterfly Valley, contains the only natural forest of oriental sweetgum trees in Europe. Stroll the path along a pretty stream through the woods between...
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...
Liha, Lindos 851 07, Greece
Lindos looks exactly how you'd hope a Greek island village would. Small houses crowd each other along a labyrinth of alleyways that climb uphill. From a distance, the houses look like a haphazard stack of whitewashed cubes. Below the village,...
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