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Rhodes Town

Rhodes Painting of Colossus

Rhodes Painting of Colossus

Welcome to Rhodes Town!

The “palia poli” (the old city) is the medieval city of Rhodes (or Rhodos), surrounded by a high defensive wall. It is one of the few medieval cities still inhabited in its largest part, excluding its museums, of course. Walking along its cobbled streets one is reminded of iron-armored horse’s hooves clapping, and steel swords clashing and clanging.

The Italian Palace of the Grand Masters, rebuilt as a weekend resort for Italy’s dictator, Benito Mussolini, is not the most important of its buildings. The Street of the Knights; the Mosque of Suleiman; the Clock Tower; the Turkish Baths, built in 1765 and still in use; the Rhodes Archaeological Museum, built as a hospital by the Knights of St John in 1484; the old Jewish quarter and the square of the Hebrew Martyrs; the Palace of the Admirals, former residence of the Orthodox Archbishop of Rhodes; The Byzantine Museum, including a twelfth century Byzantine church in its yard (The Virgin Mary of Victory); the Decorative Arts Museum; the Ottoman Armory, and the Turkish Library are only a few of the many interesting sightseeing treasures to be seen.

Socrates Street, the main shopping street in the old town, is a shopper's paradise with jewelry, bags, clothes, pottery, embroidery, coats, and just about everything else one can think of.

When you are tired of going round in the Old Town, the New Town of Rhodes, just a short distance from the Old Town, awaits your exploration. This is where the beaches lie, and where hotels, shops, restaurants, discotheques, and even a casino, are packed together to create a lively ambience. It was developed during the 16th century, when Greeks were forbidden, under Turkish rule, to live within the walled Old Town. Most of the present day buildings date from the Italian occupation.

It has a cosmopolitan air and a splendid choice of boutiques, handcrafts, gold and silver jewelry, and pottery. Strangely enough, for an island so warm during most of the year, there are also dozens of shops selling fur coats and umbrellas! The area is simply renowned as an exciting international shopper's paradise. It is one of the most highly developed markets in Greece. The variety of goods and services offered is truly inexhaustible and will attract even the most conservative buyer.


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Best Western Plaza

This four-star city hotel offers a good location and plenty of facilities and services. Its 136 guest rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished, and most of them have private balconies with swimming pool, city, castle, or sea views.

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Category: 4-Star Hotels
Location: Dodecanese Islands (Island Complex) | Rhodes (Island) | Rhodes Town
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Manousos Hotel

A perfect location for this three-star hotel, the Manousos offers a very good standard of accommodation, all refurbished in 2009, and excellent facilities for both leisure and business travelers.

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Category: 3-Star Hotels
Location: Dodecanese Islands (Island Complex) | Rhodes (Island) | Rhodes Town
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Rhodes Clock Tower

Rhodes Clock Tower
Rhodes Castle of the Knights

Rhodes Castle of the Knights
Rhodes Commerce Court in Ancient Town

Rhodes Commerce Court in Ancient Town
Rhodes Gate of Freedom

Rhodes Gate of Freedom
Rhodes Harbor

Rhodes Harbor
Rhodes Harbor

Rhodes Harbor
Rhodes Entrance to the Harbor

Rhodes Entrance to the Harbor
Rhodes Inside the Castle

Rhodes Inside the Castle
Rhodes Hippocratous Square

Rhodes Hippocratous Square
Rhodes Mandraki Harbor

Rhodes Mandraki Harbor
Rhodes Old Town

Rhodes Old Town