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All the peak of the cliff rising above the traditional settlement of Lindos is the medieval acropolis, which “conceals” the ancient monuments in its interior. At the acropolis’ highest point is the temple of Athena, which together with the buildings from the Byzantine period and the period of the Knights creates an attractive mix.

Kamiros, the smallest of the ancient Rhodian cities, lies is in the western part of the island. Remains include houses, shops, baths, fountains, the precinct of Athena and an imposing stoa that overlooks the city, and which afforded the inhabitants of ancient Kamiros a panoramic view, just as it does modern-day visitors.

One of the three ancient cities of Rhodes, Ialysos was inhabited from Prehistoric times. The Hellenistic temple of Athena and a monumental fountain are preserved from the ancient acropolis. It experienced high growth in Christian times as well, with a fortification, frescopainted churches, a baptistery, and preserves a restored garrison complex from the period of the Knights.

Hospice of St. Catherine

Hospice of St. Catherine (Agia Aikaterini) is located in the Burg of the Medieval City of Rhodes. It was built in 1391-92 at a prominent location and was intended only for distinguished visitors to Rhodes. The building was almost entirely destroyed in 1481, but was rebuilt in 1516. During the Allied bombing in 1944, the eastern part of the Hospice collapsed together with many other structures in the heart of the Jewish quarter

The Castellania, one of the Knights most important  building, is located in Hippokratous Square in Rhodes city. It was built in 1597 in the center of the medieval market, and served as the Knights’ criminal court. The building’s decoration is especially impressive. Today, the Historical and Folklore Archive of the Dodecanese as well as the island’s public library are housed in the premises.

Fortress of Saint Nicholas

The Fortress of Saint Nicholas was erected in the time of the Grand Master P.R. Zacosta (about 1464-1467). It was a detached fortress on the Mandraki mole and a key point for the defense of the city.
Bastion of Saint George
The Bastion of Saint George is the most sophisticated fortification work built by the Knights of St. John on Rhodes. It was built between 1421 and 1431, and improved upon in the mid -16th century, probably according to plans drawn up by the famous engineer Basilio dalla Scuola. It covered one of the main gates in the land wall leading from the rural area directly to the marketplace.

Palace of the Grand Master
The Palace of the Grand Master is the most important monument from the period of the Knights’ rule. In its rooms visitors may admire mosaic floors, medieval furniture, mirrors, paintings and candlesticks from this magnificent edifice’s original decoration. Part of the ground (entrance) floor houses the permanent exhibition, entitled «Rhodes from the Early Christian period to the Turkish conquest (1522)»
Church of the Panagia tou Kastrou
The original core of the building was probably built in the 11th c. AD. After Rhodes was taken by the Knights of St. John and between the years 1319 and 1334, the Byzantine church was converted into a Gothic basilica. During the period of Ottoman rule, this church was turned into a Muslim mosque (Enterum Cami)
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
The museum is housed in the monumental Gothic building of the great hospital of the Knights, a 15th century construction. Masterpieces representing the art of Rhodes and its surrounding islands from the Prehistoric to the Early Christian period and that of the Knights’ rule go to make up the image of a cosmopolitan, vibrant, and centuries-long culture.

Walls of Rhodes
the walls of the city of Rhodes are a rare, possibly unique phenomenon of a medieval fortified city preserved nearly in its entirety in the form it had during the Turkish occupation in 1522. The walls were built in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John, who strengthened the pre-existing Byzantine fortifications. The walls have imposing gates and impressive towers, bridges, and moats.

Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes (Monte Smith)
The ruins of the ancient acropolis of Rhodes dominate the Hill of Monte Smith, white its south side preserves the remains of important antiquities within a lush archaeological park. The ruins of the temple of Pythian Apollo and parts of the temples of Athena Polias and Zeus are also preserved at the site. The stadium (3rd or 2nd c. BC) and a small marble open-air odium also survive.

Decorative arts collection of the Dodecanese
The Decorative arts collection includes objects from both the Italian Ethnographic Collection and the Folklore Archive of the Dodecanese as well as from donations and excavations. As a group, the objects in the collection encompass a wide range of activities by Dodecanesians from the 16th to the early 20th century. Traditional costumes, embroidery, wood sculpture, metalwork and pottery compose the bulk of the collection.

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