Medieval City, Rhodes Town

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One of Europe's best-preserved medieval towns, Medieval City serves as a blend of Gothic and Ottoman architectural styles, seemingly frozen in time centuries ago. The historical district is both a home to over 6,000 permanent residents and Rhodes' major tourist attraction, designated as a World Heritage Site. The town's medieval walls enclose Gothic military fortifications and castles constructed by the Knights of Saint John, as well as public baths and mansions erected by the island's Ottoman rulers. A compact area where two distinct cultures met, fought, and built, the old town also contains many well-preserved churches and mosques. Make the most of your visit by arranging for a guided walking tour. Using our custom trip planner, Rhodes Town attractions like Medieval City can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Best time to visit is probably before the peak holiday time, when things are slightly quieter because the old town can get very busy. Love the cobbled streets, old houses, and ancient walls visible ev...  more »
  • I found it way more interesting than even Jerusalem; and certainly more so than Croatian walled cities. Just so different , and always changing as you walk from one area to another.  more »
  • A must visit to Rhodes. In fact, it is almost the only thing that is worthwhile in the city. Essential to lose more than one day to see it and also with a guide that explains well the history of this island, if not, we will only see castles, palaces and cobbled streets (use footwear very comfortable). Visit Rhodes is not only to see a city, but know part of the story of Asia and Europe from BC and also introduce you to the world of Mythology. We were fortunate to have two exceptional guides and visit her in the month of March, when there is hardly anyone on the streets. I am wanting to know the island with a little more than friendly. At this time of the year is practically all closed, shops, hotels, restaurants..., but I imagine it in summer and be unbearable for people. We also visited the most famous towns of the island. Worth leaving the city and explore it. It is very small and the distances are short. Not miss, please, the Orthodox Church in the village of Lindos, and in general all Orthodox churches to find food do not expect wonders but eats well and cheaply.
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