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Medieval City of Rhodes
Medieval City of Rhodes

Medieval City of Rhodes

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Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
+30 210 33 10 529
http://www.greekisland.co.uk/rhodes/sights/medieval-rhodes.html
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The Medieval City of Rhodes in Greece is located within a wall 4 km long, and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1988. It is divided according to the Western classical style, with the high ... Read more
town to the north and the lower town south-south-west. Originally separated from the town by a fortified wall, the high town (Collachium) was entirely built by the Knights Hospitallers. Today, the city is home to a number of historic districts that provide visitors with a look back through time and across cultures. There are stunning examples of Gothic architecture found in the northern region of Medieval Rhodes, and more of the same plus a number of Ottoman period religious and recreational facilities to the south. Just running down a list of the names of some of these attractions ought to be enough to get most any medieval enthusiast's heart pumping. The Palace of the Grand Masters and the Street of the Knights being just a few of these intriguing and ultimately impressive historic attractions.

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Milano, Italia

The famous Greek island of Rodi is in front of Marmaris Bay, so it is too easy day trip (you can join a tour, but there are also regular ferries) to visit Its fortified Medieval City, a UNESCO heritage.
A colossal place, pun intende, of course.

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Marsaxlokk

The Knights of St. John transformed Rhodes into a stronghold. It later was also ruled by the Turks and Italians. It is an important historical site that offers well preserved examples of medieval architecture. It is surrounded by four kilometers of fortified walls with an inner fortress widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Gothic urban planning. One also finds Frankish and Ottoman buildings alongside the Street of the Knights. The highlight unsurprisingly is the Grand Master's Palace, a building from Byzantines times. Today Rhodes Town is one of the most visited historical sites in Greece with its narrow streets busy with tourists enjoying lovely walks and taking in the sights. Numerous restaurants and shops also litter these old street.

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Athens, Greece

Visit the Medieval Castle of the Knights of St. John, walk in the narrow streets of the old town of Rhodes and buy some souvenirs from the local shop. The Medieval Town of Rhodes (Old Town) is a world heritage of UNESCO.

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Playa Blanca, Canarias, Spain

The town is great but the beach when I was there was like whipy's hard core yard.
Made of shaile

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Naples, Florida

This is a walking city, with wonderous art housed within every historic monument. Ceramic and tile work everywhere, dating back to ancient times, is ubiquitous and amazing. The local people are very friendly, talkative, inquisitive about western Europe and the U.S. They are fast to answer questions, always helpful and smiling. Eat the local food and see why these folks are so healthy. Drive up into the villages away from the city to see the fascinating way of life in the countryside. Sit awhile for a drink of wine in one of the outdoor cafes among the locals in any of the villages; walk to their churches and cemeteries to see how they venerate history.

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Honolulu

As far as historic districts go, the Medieval architecture found in Rhodes' most ancient areas provides one of the best preserved looks back into a time of knights and holy wars. Popular attractions include places like the Palace of the Grand Masters and the Street of the Knights, which, based on their names alone, sets the stage for Rhodes' extensive list of medieval attractions. Perhaps the best thing here is that these attractions have been constructed by various occupying empires over the year, leaving Rhodes with a diverse collection of architecture from all over the world.

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Historic & Beautiful! A must see!

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Greater Seattle, Washington

Great place to visit!!!

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Tarzana

A must

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Athens

Ο καλύτερα διατηρημένος μεσαιωνικός οικισμός στον κόσμο. Η παλιά πόλη της Ρόδου, καλά προστατευμένη μέσα στα τείχη είναι ο σημαντικότερος λόγος για να επιλέξετε να ταξιδέψετε στη Ρόδο. Με παρελθόν που μετρά πάνω από 2.000 χρόνια και με υπέροχα μαρμάρινα οικόσημα, το Παλάτι του Μεγάλου Μαγίστρου, τζαμιά και χαμάμ και την οδό των Ιπποτών είναι με διαφορά το στολίδι του νησιού.

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Genova, Italy

I Cavalieri di San Giovanni che abitarono l’isola dal 1309 al 1522, edificarono una bellissima città , quella che oggi è chiamata la Città Vecchia. Tra le mura medioevali non farete fatica a trovare negozi di souvenir e antiche taverne.

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