Visitors to Rhodes
should treat themselves to a tour in the old quarter
of Rhodes, which is one of the best-preserved
medieval towns in Europe. Therefore, it is also
listed by Unesco as a world cultural heritage site.
The old quarter of
Rhodes is located behind a town wall, which is 4 km
long and was built by the Order of St John of
Jerusalem in the late medieval times. Behind the
town wall, there is a labyrinth of narrow streets
and small squares with beautiful buildings,
restaurants and small shops.
Naturally, this really attracts tourists, but be
there early in the day and enjoy the first few hours
in relatively peace and quiet.
The highlight is the
Palace of the Grand Master, which was built in the
1300s, and which symbolises the town today. From the
Palace of the Grand Master, the street of the
Knights leads to the archaeological museum. The
street is considered to be one of the best-preserved
medieval streets in Europe. The Turkish quarter is
also very interesting, for example the mosque of
Soliman, which was built the year after the Turks
conquered Rhodes in 1522.