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Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)
Ranked #7 of 71 things to do in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The museum obviously doesn't receive generous funds and most of the exhibits are not shown as they are in modern museums, however this has an appeal of its own. The exhibits from statues, artifacts and jewellery are truly interesting and make one ponder as to the history of mankind and to the achievents of humanity.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Very informative and a great section of items well displayed. Go early because the various rooms get quite hot and it is quieter.

Thank Liz M
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Lots to see and open at convenient times,is also nice to escape the afternoon sun for a couple of hours to view and learn something of the history and culture. Rodos town can become very hot when the sun is directly overhead,due to the high walls preventing any cooling breeze.
Best times to visit for comfort in a morning or late afternoon. One slight criticism would be they are a bit TOO restrictive on allowance the use of cameras

Thank tonyvee8
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Housed in the fortress-like building originally erected as hospital for the Knights Templar in 1440-81, the setting for Rhodes archeological treasures is superb. Visitors gain access to the courtyard from the fortified entry where tickets are purchased inexpensively, something like 6 euro. The museum doesn't offer a floor plan, but it's not too difficult to figure out if you have a good sense of direction.

The vaulted arches open onto an airy court with an enormous stairway leading upstairs where an arcaded walkway opens into various chambers that were originally rooms for knights recovering from their wounds. Larger hospital rooms that could accommodate huge numbers of patients can also be visited. Most of the rooms house artifacts from digs on the island, the most famous of which is the Aphrodite of Rhodes, a crouching maiden with her hands in her hair. There is also a splendid head of Helios dating from the 2nd century and some fine mosaic floors in the gardens behind the museum.

Most of the rooms hold artifacts, coins, pottery, and bronze from Mycenean graves opened at nearby Ialyssos. Plan to spend about two hours, maybe more if you can, but don't miss this architectural gem. Students of architecture will find the building as interesting as the collection.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Put this on your must do list. The entry fee is well worth it as this place is well cared for and laid out. Hard to fault the setting and displays other than an information sheet better laid out could be of help. All exhibits do have information cards so there is not much to complain about.

Thank SparkyRomulus
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