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Medieval City of Rhodes, Street of the knights

Medieval City of Rhodes


The heart of the island is the charming city of Rhodes, capital of the Dodecanese prefecture. Located on the northern tip of the island, the city is divided into the modern new town and the medieval town, once home to the Knights of Saint John and still bustling with life to today. In addition to […]

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New Town Of Rhodes


Outside the ramparts lies the new town whose appearance is in harmony with the city’s architectural past. Bathing in the bright Rhodian light stand fine neoclassical buildings next to aesthetic modern constructions which highlights the town’s cosmopolitan character giving it an air of romance, elegance and beauty – all elements of the island’s unique identity. […]

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The Aquarium of Rhodes island

Rhodes Aquarium


A sample of the marine wealth of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean can be seen at the recently modernized Rhodes Aquarium which since 1963 has been housed in the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes. Located at Akra ton Myloni, on the northernmost tip of the island, it is not only an aquarium but also a living […]

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The Fallow Deer of Rhodes, Dama Dama

The Fallow Deer of Rhodes


Considered for many years one of the island’s symbols, the Rhodian Fallow Deer, which inhabit the forests and form part of the island’s legends, is one of the few European species of deer that have survived until today. Gracing the entrance to the city’s old harbour, each atop a column, stand two bronze deer atop […]

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View from Monte Smith

Monte Smith


The top of Monte Smith, a hill named after the British admiral Sir William Sidney Smith, who rose to fame during the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802), offers a splendid panorama of the city of Rhodes. From this serene vantage point, far from the urban hustle and bustle, one can see the town of Rhodes spread […]

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Acropolis of Rhodes, Ancient stadium

Acropolis of Rhodes – Ancient Stadium


Overlooking the city from the west and situated on the city’s highest point is the Acropolis of Rhodes, which unlike other ancient acropoleis was not fortified. The monuments date from the Hellenistic and late Hellenistic periods (3rd to 2nd centuries BC) and include sanctuaries, public buildings, temples and underground places of worship. The layout of […]

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