Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), Rhodes Town

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Housed in a medieval building, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) displays artifacts excavated from Rhodes and nearby islands, such as vases, figurines, tomb groups, mosaic floors, and funerary slabs dating from Geometric and Roman times to the Hellenistic period. Grand Master de Lastic began constructing the museum’s building, the Hospital of the Knights, in 1440; it was finished in 1948 under Grand Master d’Aubusson. Plan your Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rhodes Town using our Rhodes Town travel itinerary planner.
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  • Visited here following a guided tour of the town. Was a bit disappointed as we thought there would have been more there. One whole room had cases with nothing in them so maybe at a later date will hav...  more »
  • Well worth visiting alongside the "Kastello" (Grand master's palace). Use the €10 combined ticket to visit both. Can be used not necessarily on the same day. Also accesses Decorative arts museum and P...  more »
  • Most people flock to the Grand Masters Place when in Rhodes, but the Archaeological Museum is the true find in the city. The building is less bombastic but no less impressive in addition to being more...  more »
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  • This museum is great! It covers the fascinating history and culture of Rhodes beginning in Paleolithic times onward through the centuries. The exhibits are housed inside castle rooms as well as outside in the lush and beautiful gardens. Along with the expected statuary, ceramics, and architecture, you will find panoramic exhibits, enormous mosaics, restored buildings and rooms, graves stones, and more. The Marine Venus mentioned in Lawrence Durrell's book, "Reflections on a Marine Venus" is housed here. She is truly lovely, the softest looking piece of marble I have ever seen.
  • Lovely! Great pieces and well written information. They use the old building in it's original form so the stairs are hard to climb​ but it's worth the effort. The 8 (only this museum) or 10 euro (multiple museums) are well spend here!
  • They had really lovely pieces. The information was in Greek and English. Some of the rooms were small and with no air conditioning became stuffy very quickly. The multiple museum pass was well worth it.
  • A large museum with lots of tiny rooms. The stairs were very difficult to climb. The garden is filled with statues. It would be nice if there were more information boards with the exhibits/about the castle and also to find the way through the museum. Very beautiful location in the Old Town, it used to be a hospital.
  • Lots of archaeological stuff and good descriptions. It takes a long time to go through it all so don't go in a rush. Buy the combined ticket for Grand Master palace, this museum, an orthodox church and the art collection exhibition to save money. Well worth it. The Grand Master palace and Archeological museum are huge, and the ticket can be used on different days so divide them and visit on separate days. The church and art collection are small and takes just minutes to go through.

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Rhodes Town boasts arguably the greatest variety of lodging options in the Dodecanese, offering everything from budget-friendly inns catering to backpackers, to luxurious private villas for the well-heeled globetrotter. For more local atmosphere, explore the hotels in the old town, where you can find an affordable room if you book well in advance. Alternatively, look for accommodations in the new town, where spacious rooms cost less and provide a good base for exploring the island's many beaches and ancient sites.
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