The Old Town of Rhodes extends along a narrow strip in the western part of the island, between the sea and the port. This remarkable town boasts a unique fusion of architectural styles, reflecting its rich history from Byzantine times to the Ottoman era, with a unique atmosphere with narrow lanes, impressive towers and fortifications, as well as many historic buildings such as Byzantine churches and fountains from the Renaissance. The Old Town is divided into two main parts: the Upper Town and the Lower Town. The former is the oldest part of the city and is surrounded by massive walls and towers.

The Palace of the Grand Master is the most popular monument in the island and the main attraction of the medieval city of Rhodes. It was built in the 14th century AD by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta who occupied Rhodes from 1309 to 1522. During the reign of the Ottoman Empire and more precisely in 1856 the palace was damaged severely by an ammunition explosion, however, was restored/rebuilt in its former glory by the Italians who occupied Rhodes in 1912. The Palace of the Grand Master is the most popular monument in the island and the main attraction of the medieval city of Rhodes.


Schedule & Pricing

Date: Tuesday July 04, 2024
Duration: 5 Hours
Meeting Point: Rodos Palace
Price: 60€ per person,

The price includes admission to the archaeological site & tour guide.