The Medieval Old Town of Rhodes is a nice attraction to explore while in Rhodes island.
Indeed, a visit to this medieval town will help you learn and understand the history of the island
Rhodes island is one of the popular destinations in Greece. This is probably because it has nice beaches, landscapes, rich in history, and quite a number of attractions.
In fact, the blend of cosmopolitan and archaeological sites make it a perfect holiday destination for people looking to relax and mix of adventure.
✦ What to Expect From The Medieval Town of Rhodes
The medieval town of Rhodes has maintained the architectural character and the organization of a medieval city. This also includes as well its primary building materials.
Inside the town, there are buildings, parks with nice trees, resting points, and walking paths.
The town is encompassed with huge walls that were meant to protect the town. There are a number of entrances to the town. The walk around the wall is a sight to behold.
Today, everything outside of the walled city is called the new town.
✦ A Short History Of The Medieval Town of Rhodes
The Medieval Old Town of Rhodes was never deserted or abandoned. Indeed, this town is one of the few survivors of the medieval world.
The town is divided into two quarters which include the Northern and Southern quarters.
This is was added to the World Heritage Site in the late 1980s.
✦ Own Experience From The Medieval Town of Rhodes
Certainly, it is interesting to visit The Palace of the Grand Master of the Order. I really admired the Palace because Gothic architecture is captivating.
Inside the Palace, there are impressive collections of tombstones, paintings, statuary, jewelry, books, and mosaics.
The great churches in Medieval City are also nice and some of them were later used as mosques in the Ottoman period.
After exiting through the main gate, then we walked across to the harbor. This was another interesting walk with a perfect view of the town.
✦ Some Tips
- Conservative clothing is required to visit either the churches or mosques
- Wear suitable walking shoes
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