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Historical Medieval Old Town Inside the Knight's Wall, Unesco Heritage


Europe/Greece/Rhodes Vacation Rental


2 bedroom, 1 bath vacation home sleeps 4-8


Located in the heart of the historic Old Town, in the Jewish Quarter, 150 m from the Synagogue.
Enfolds 135 sqm on two floors, Fireplace, 2 Bedrooms (1 with Batari sleeps another 2),500 sqm Garten with privacy. Everything reachable within walking distance. 500 m to the beach, restaurants, museun, nightlife, harbour. Daily excursions to other Greek islands. Scuba diving, all kind of water sports. 18 hole natural golf course. Yacht rentals from 350 euro a day(max.12 pers.) including skipper.

Special Features of this Vacation Rental


Linens & Towels Provided   Pets Allowed   Smoking Allowed  
High Speed Internet   Credit Cards Accepted  

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The medieval city of Rodos, a monument characterized by UNESCO as a monument of world cultural heritage! In the medieval town of Rodos, the city of the Knights of the Order of St John, you feel that time has stopped in another age. The Street of the Knights climbs to the Palace of the Grand Master ,strikingly dominant. You'll follow the paved alleys, under gateways and colonnades, through squares and obscure courtyards, next to impregnable walls and Byzantine churches. You feel that you are living in the troubled past of this place, but at the same you discover that this city, still inhabited, with its lively commercial activity, the Archaeological Museum, the Art Gallery, the Museum of Folk Art, and its night life, is very much alive in the present. This fascinating combination of yesterday and today charms visitors and brings home to them the uniqueness of the largest living medieval town in Europe!

The hill overlooking the modem new town and Medieval town is the site of the ancient Hellenistic town of Rodos and the Acropolis of Rodos. In antiquity the population of the city was many times larger than that of today and extended over the eastern slopes of Agios Stephanos (latterly known as Monte Smith after the English admiral Sir Sidney Smith who established an observation post in 1802 to watch over the movements of the Napoleonic fleet in 1802) right down to the harbour. On the Acropolis are the remains of the Temples of Zeus and Athena and the partly restored Temple of Apollo , then, as now, a landmark for ships at sea.

Below is the heavily restored Stadium, which is still used for occasional performances of classical tragedies. Visit at sunset to watch the spectacular sunset. The small reconstructed 800 seat Theatre, more likely Odeon, sits beneath the site of the temple. Only the orchestra and three seats remain from the original structure, which was probably used for events associated with the cult of Apollo and maybe by the Rodian School of Rhetoric. A much larger theatre is thought to have been sited elsewhere on the same hill.

On the left is the reconstructed stadium of which again only a few rows, in the middle of the curve, are original. To the east of the stadium lay a Gymnasium but little tangible evidence survives.

The Temple of Apollo sits on a platform above the huge retaining wall behind the theatre, approached by a flight of steps, and excavations close by are the remains of a fountain house and possible Nymphaia, for the worship of nymphs. To the north, foundations of a Temple to Zeusand Athena Polias have been revealed.

You may return to the city center following the street Voriou lpirou for spectacular views over the town.

Rate Information for this Vacation Rental


FromToNightly
AugustNovember$250
NovemberFebruary$200
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