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Medieval City, Rhodes Town

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One of Europe's best-preserved medieval towns, Medieval City serves as a blend of Gothic and Ottoman architectural styles, seemingly frozen in time centuries ago. The historical district is both a home to over 6,000 permanent residents and Rhodes' major tourist attraction, designated as a World Heritage Site. The town's medieval walls enclose Gothic military fortifications and castles constructed by the Knights of Saint John, as well as public baths and mansions erected by the island's Ottoman rulers. A compact area where two distinct cultures met, fought, and built, the old town also contains many well-preserved churches and mosques. Make the most of your visit by arranging for a guided walking tour. Add Medieval City and other attractions to your Rhodes Town trip itinerary using our Rhodes Town vacation builder.
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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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  • Its one of best old medieval citys i ever seen, its big and very beautiful, i just feels good to walk around and inside city , you feel something special , its place ylu have to visite!  more »
  • The old town is a must see place, a World Heritage site and a warren of small interesting streets which form part of the castle, part of which borders the harbour, you can easily spend half a day wond...  more »
  • We traveled from the USA and enjoyed stepping into this old town and enjoyed seeing all the old sites whiled walking the stone paths. It was great being able to wander the narrow streets and imagine h...  more »