Rhodes Medieval Town was built by the Knights of Saint John, back in 14th century actually is a complete medieval city surrounded to this day by walls, is one of the best-preserved and most historical castles of the world and oldest inhabited medieval city in Europe, forms part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage network!
In the Medieval - Old - Town of Rhodes you may for sure enjoy one of the most interesting walks on the island and you will be pleasantly surprised from a Large network of busy little commercial streets delightfully alternating with quiet alleys, you will also be able to spent some very lively evenings wondering around the city and enjoying Greek specialty’s and lovely wine in combination with the Medieval atmosphere that will travel you to deferent eras field with romance and beauty!
Rhodes Old Town was constructed according to the time’s architecture trends. This means that it was built according to the model of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople.
In 1522, the Ottomans conquered Rhodes Town and the Knights of Saint John moved to Malta, after being defeated. The Ottomans did not break down the impressive walls of Rhodes Town. On the contrary, they fixed them and kept on maintaining them, during the following four centuries.
The construction of Rhodes Town’s fortress stopped in 1522. Since then, Rhodes Old Town remains almost untouched. This means the time has stopped in 1522 for this impressive Medieval Town.
Most important monuments in the Medieval Town of Rhodes are:
1. Palace of the Grand Masters
2. Town Walls
3. Archaeological Museum (Hospital of the Knights)
4. Street of the Knights
5. Süleyman Mosque
6. Roloi Clock Tower
7. Mandraki Harbor and Commercial Harbor