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Rhodes Island Old Town Rate / Comment this area
In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a World Heritage City. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is the result of different architectures belonging to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John.
In Rhodes old town you may find shopping, cafeterias, restaurants and very interresting nightlife (bars-pubs)
Accommodation is mainly rooms / studios / apartments, and beautiful small boutique hotels. Note though that you cannot enter the old town with your car / motorcycle, you may leave it outside the various gates or the gate closer to your destination.
To really get an idea of the old town, you need to walk through the narrow medieval pebled streets, off the main tourist shop streets... there you will see how people live and how they used to live centuries ago... dont forget to charge your camera batteries and empty your memory cards!!!
Please IGNORE the cafes/restaurants who disturbingly ask you to visit them in the main squares of the Old town... even though illegal, they keep disturbing the tourists since their method works.
About Rhodes Island
Rhodes has a rich history and throughout the centuries, it has always been a prime location due to the excellent weather, scenery and climate. It has many well-preserved monuments for unlimited sightseeing, which range from the Ancient times (Kamiros, Lindos , Ialyssos, Rhodes ) to the Medieval ( Knights Castle , Old Town) and finally to current times (Italian occupation architectural heaven). There are many picturesque villages that are examples of current local history and where the local produce, a key ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine are grown.
Area Photo Panoramas:
• Rhodes Old Town Panorama
Rhodes Hotel Video Production:Rhodes Old Town
Rhodes Old Town (Medieval Town) introductory video in FULL HD
|NOTE ABOUT RATINGS: 1 to 5 checkmarks, more checkmarks mean higher rating. The rating is given by the visitors, it is an average rating from the personal experience and opinion of the visitors of rhodes-hotel.com We take every precaution to ensure the ratings are valid, and it is easy for the visitor to rate a location. We encourage all visitors that have been to this location to give us their opinions so that we can have a more accurate rating of each area.|
|SIGHTSEEING||Here we consider the Sightseeing locations, monuments, natural settings, urban scenes the visitor can chose, as well as their importance and how good impression they leave.|
|BEACHES||Here we consider the beaches of Rhodes, clean, clear water, popularity, how well they are organised etc... The most important quality though is the quality of the beachside and the sea water. Note here that ther are hundreds more a bit harder to reach not rated here, and some locations may have more than one great beach...|
|ENTERTAINMENT||Here we consider the entertainment options available in an area. With entertainment we mean Nightlife, restaurants, bars, theme parks, shopping and whatever may keep the visitor occupied with happiness...|
|TRADITION||Here we consider the degree of the local traditional elements present on the location, the degree where the tradition is kept untouched by time and civilisation. Traditional elements may vary through the centuries of Rhodes History, from Ancient, Medieval to more modern tradition.|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Here we consider the natural, historical or traditional beauty that is ideal for creative or just beautiful photography... We consider the number of interresting subjects the visitor may find, the degree of picturesque locations and in general the satisfaction a professional or amateur photographer will have when visiting the location.|
|WATERSPORTS||Here we consider the water sport options available at each location, and how ideal a location may be for a specific watersport. Watersports we consider are: Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Extreme watersports, parachuting, caoneing, underwater diving, skiing snorkelling etc..|
|HISTORY||Here we consider the historical monuments the visitor will be able to see in the location. The number of monuments, their importance, how impressive they are, give the final rating for each location. Keep in mind though that almost everywhere in Rhodes Island you will probably see historical monuments anyway...|
|WALKING/HIKING||Here we consider the Walking / Hiking friendliness of the location, either a natural environment, a historical location or an urban area. The number and size of paths the visitors can follow are taken into consideration.|
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