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Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

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All reviews grand master mosaic floors old town impressive building worth a visit medieval castle medieval times combined ticket entrance fee archaeological museum steeped in history interesting place lots of history great place to visit on display rooms knights
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Also known as Kastello, this medieval castle is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. It was the citadel of the Knights Hospitaller and served as palace, headquarters and fortress. It became the holiday residence for the King of Italy and Benito...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive medieval palace, not that crowded (compared with the streets of the town) and the architecure is there to admire (while in the town most is covered by commerces and adds).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Diana N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Castle is amazing! We walked from areas that were ancient into gift shops and restaurants that were modern all within 5 minutes. There are signs explaining sites within the castle walls but I’m sure a guide would be able to give a better story....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chickelbuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely day here, lovely views and lot's to see in do generally, you could spend a very long day here

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KimCambsUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed just outside the walls but went in most nights for dinner or in the day for a walk round or cold drink. Would definitely recommend to anyone as is really nice and great architecture everywhere. If helpful please tick box below. Dan

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Dansinfo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palace of the Grand Master is indeed a grand experience. Our hotel was a mere 5 minute stroll from this enchanting castle& from the time you enter there is a great deal to see & explore. Apart from the history that this castle area...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank jgavenlock
Reviewed December 9, 2018

It’s a huge Palace with amazing history .The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, also known as the Kastello, is a medieval castle in the city of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece. It is one of the few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

you can enter the old town from this gate you can see wonderfull buildings and walk down to old part of the cadstle

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting - you can buy a ticket for just 10Euro inclusive of 4 historical sites visits which is valid for several days. We spent 2 x 1/2 days in old town walking and popping into different sites and small museums. The Palace represents a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Diana_Bournemouth
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

So many civilizations have had an influence on this island, town and this castle it is almost impossible to remember the sequence of Romans, Ottomans, Italians, Germans, British, Venetians, Phoenicians, Arabs, Persians who have had a finger in the pie at some point in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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paigeh902
August 20, 2018|
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Response from FaniPlagiari | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get a combined ticket for €10 at the Palace which also covers the Archaeological Museum, the church of our Lady of the Castle and a Jewellery Collection, according to the Ministry of Culture's website. The Museum... More
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387adelek
July 29, 2018|
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Response from linkedin1963 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Yes it should be open on Monday. Every taxi driver knows the grandmasters palace, ask them to drop off you the closest to grandmasters main entrance, then it is max 3-5 minutes walk. Not so far from the palace in... More
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AnnaWein
July 23, 2018|
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Response from 0AndrewM | Reviewed this property |
Not really. The entrance to the walls is outside the main entrance to the Palace and the walk does not finish at the same place you start.
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