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Rhodes Greece thrives of off tourism, and the infrastructure of the island lends itself well to travel, as do the many sights and sounds.Over 130,000 people are fortunate enough to call Rhodes their home,and approximately 80,000 of those people reside in Rhodes City (10.000 inside the old Town) which is the capital of the island.
Rhodes lies just 11 miles off the south west Turkish shoreline and its strategic point between cultures and countries has ensured a history both tumultuous and marvellous. Detailing the history of Rhodes would be a serious undertaking.Inhabitants on the island of Rhodes can be traced as far back as the Neolithic period.Rhodes Island is reputed for its number of sunny days. According to some, the sun shines at some point every day of the year. Explore the island’s wealth of Byzantine churches and other historical sites, and if you have time you can save a couple daysfor a relaxing beach vacation Rhodes getaway.
Around Rhodes City and other Rhodes destinations like Lindos,
you’ll find plenty of restaurants
and cafes, as well as bars and excellent throw your cares away nightlife.If hopping the Greek islands is your agenda, you will find Greek ferries operating from Rhodes that can transport you to other desirable
destinations such as Crete,Kos,Mykonos,Santorini,Symi,Halki,Tilos and Kastelorizio.
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MEDIEVAL CITY OF RHODES
Its a joy to wander through the pedestrian-only, cobbled streets of Rhodes Towns old town, protected by 14th-century fortifications measuring 4km (2.5 miles) in length. The top attraction is the vast 14th-century Palace of the Grand Masters,housing a museum tracing the islands history.To reach it, walk up Ippoton Street, lined with ‘inns, each one representing a different country from where the knights originated. Close by, the 15th-century Knights Hospital houses the Archaeological Museum, while the nearby Byzantine Museum displays religious icons and frescoes in the former cathedral.Also take a look at the pink 16th-century Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent, built when Rhodes was controlled by the Ottomans. A short distance southwest of town, overlooking the sea, the Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes is home to the Temple of Apollo.Many cruise companies also offer a half-day excursion by bus to Lindos, a whitewashed hillside village crowned by a medieval fortress and an ancient Greek temple.
* Ippoton Street (Street of the Knights)
* Palace of the Grand Masters
* Byzantine Museum
* Knights Hospital
* Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent
* Jewish Museum