Old Town of Rhodes

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Old Town of Rhodes
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
Sep 2021
On return to the town of Rhodes from the acropolis of Lindos, our bus dropped us off at the Amboise Gate. We walked over the 3 moats and through the town to the Palace of the Grand Masters.
Lynda and I loved Rhodes. One of the best things about our visit was that we stayed overnight and were able to enjoy this wonderful city in the evening. We had beer and snacks at the Archipelagos Bar-Restaurant and watched the crowds pass by. And while we did not do a lot of shopping on this trip, we did find Rhodes to be one of the very best places for that (and we did get a beautiful Turkish rug). We stayed for 2 days at Rhodes but would have gladly made it a week.
Written December 19, 2021
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA900 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
It is like traveling in time with modern shops and restaurants. Uou enjoy strolling the city day and night with only pedestrians streets.
That what makes rhodes so different
Written November 28, 2021
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Brian
Flint, UK94 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
This old town oozes charm get lost in the narrow streets and find hidden squares edged with hidden tavernas serving Greek food and cold beer, just sit under a shady tree and watch the world go by, vist the Palace of the grand masters of Rhodes, but by the knights of St John, these knights came from wealthy family,s and held in High esteem by the grand masters, walk through the bustling Town explore the walls and ruins, find stavro,s bar, and the venus taverna both a must, stavros bar its cool with lots to see in there, a must for a beer when it's baking outside, just at the top of the alleyway turn left and you see venus taverna, what a warm welcome home cooked greek food served by Anna and kostas, and cooked by Maria.have fun and buy a large boot of cold beer, say Brian sent you, and get a free mastika on the house. Hope you all enjoy. BRIAN FLINT N WALES
Written November 17, 2021
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GBJ-Cookies
South Shields, UK1,187 contributions
Oct 2021
We stepped off our cruise ship straight into one of the ten entrances of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are over 200 different streets to get lost in and as we had arrived early we got to see the whole place slowly waking up.
Check out the authentic Greek restaurants and grab a beer in one of the many drinking holes.
Take time to visit the Roloi clock Tower were you pay €5 to enter but this includes a drink of your choice and you get to climb to the highest vantage point of the old town with wonderful vistas.
Many of the shops will offer you a chance to sample their wares with no real pressure to make a purchase.
Written November 14, 2021
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Teresa H
Texada Island, Canada6,441 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a great example of commercial and ancient sights blending well together and well worth a visit.
Written October 31, 2021
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sopaca
Cambridge, UK1,692 contributions
Oct 2021
The medieval old walled town of Rhodes is simply breathtaking. We had no idea it was going to be so big and the walls so incredibly thick (12m) and intact in the most part. We spent several hours there and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are different areas within the walls with Turkish and Jewish areas as well as the formal grand buildings in the northern part.

When we left the Palace of the Grand Masters (reviewed separately) we saw an entrance to walk on the walls. A lady was giving out free tickets as only 100 people an hour were allowed. She told us it was a 2km one way walk and we would exit the walls in a completely different place. We thought she was joking as on most city walls you are lucky to get a few hundred metres before there is a gap as they no longer exist. She was not joking though and we were indeed able to walk an incredible 2km around maybe half the perimeter of the old town. The walls are 12m wide so the walk is safe and very impressive with fabulous views.

You could spend hours wandering the streets and alleyways within the old town discovering shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and private homes. It's a maze of delight sights and hard to take in the age of the place given how intact it all still is.
Written October 28, 2021
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Lynda C
Wokingham, UK496 contributions
Oct 2021
The old walled town of Rhodes is amazing - so large and complete. It is a living town with shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, a few hotels and people do live there.
It is very historic and has some streets that are not allowed to change - the Street if the Knights.
The Palace of the Grand Masters is a really good museum although we would like to have had more information about the upper rooms apart form the amazing mosaics. The history and historical artefacts in this palace are truly amazing.
It is a maze of streets so good to just go down one that looks good and get lost. You will come cross little squares and churches/mosques etc. Careful of visiting on Tuesday when some things are closed.
We spent 3 hours here and certainly did not cover everything so worth going more than once if you have time.
Close by is the harbour of Rhodes with a mix of cruise ships, day boats, fishing boats. Lovely to walk around the harbour walk.
Opposite the tourist information by the harbour is a large market area - do go inside through a gate and inside it is an open air market and cafes.
Easy to get to from Kiotari on Express Bus which stops right by the tourist information.
Written October 25, 2021
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Irja O
Kalmar, Sweden69 contributions
Oct 2021
Lovly to walk around and feel the wings of history. So nice to look at the small resturang and coffe place
Written October 25, 2021
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bparkercars
Yateley, UK1,278 contributions
Oct 2021
A must for any Rhodes visit. Beware of the pebbled streets but every corner tells a story. Impossible to see all in one day.
Written October 23, 2021
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Flipflop4444
Rochester, UK110 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Nice for a walk round in the day to see the sites and in the evening for a meal and drink, just be aware of some restaurants not displaying drink prices.
Written October 17, 2021
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