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    Acandia Harbour

    This is the third and southernmost harbour of the City of Rhodes. Since ancient times, the role of this harbour had been complementary, used as it was whenever the military and the trade harbour were congested. In present times, the Acandia Harbour continues to be complementary, especially since 2009 it has been radically revamped to […]

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    Admiralty (Orthodox Bishop's Residence)

    Dating from the 15th century AD, the Admiralty is located on Evreon Martyron (Jewish Martyrs) square. Location of the construction in time has been suggested on the basis of a reference by Rottiers, a famous traveller of his time, who did mention the presence of a blazon – still seen today – of the House […]

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    Agios Ioannis (St. John) of the Collachium

    This church used to stand at the highest point of the Collachium, right across from the Palace of the Grand Master. Construction works on this project were launched no sooner had the Knights of the Order of St. John established themselves on the Island of Rhodes (1310), the consecration of the church having taken place […]

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    Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

    Housed in what used to be the Grand Hospital of the Knights of the Order of St. John– launched on an initiative of Grand Master Jean de Lastic although completed some 50 years later, during the mandate of Grand Master d’Aubusson – this Museum harbours some very interesting findings,  most of which were unearthed as […]

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    Byzantine Fortifications

    Construction works on these fortifications were initiated in the late 7th century AD, followed by additions and expansions that coincided with the start of the Crusades, the whole having bestowed upon the Medieval City of Rhodes the typical outlook of a fortified medieval stronghold, with clearly identified modules like the Citadel (Palace of the Grand […]

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    Castellania - Municipal Library

    Dating from the mid-14th century, this construction is located in the easternmost flank of the main square of the Medieval City of Rhodes. This is a particular case of local architectural style, typified by the balustrade-free, external staircase leading up to the “magna et communis platea” (great and common hall) as well by the ground […]

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    Church of Agia Aikaterini (St. Catherine)

    This three-nave, vaulted church is located in the south-easternmost part of the Medieval City of Rhodes. Known in Ottoman times as “Ilk Mihrab” (meaning “Original Pilgrimage Stage”), it used to stand as the reminiscence of the first case of a Christian church in Rhodes that was converted to a Moslem mosque by order of Suleiman […]

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    Church of Agia Kyriaki (St. Kyriaki)

    This is a single-nave church located the southern part of the Medieval City, dating from the 15th century. The construction suffered a series of modifications as part of the process of its conversion into a mosque, under the name of “Bοrazan Mescit”, during the Ottoman rule. Bοrazan Ali Baba was the name of a trumpeter […]

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    Church of Agia Marina (St. Marina)

    Little though it may be known about this particular church, St. Marina seems to have played quite a role in the history of the island of Rhodes, as a rich, orally transmitted, folklore (having also inspired the name under which this church has come to be designated) along with various references as 15th century Knightly […]