A Walk in Rhodes

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One of the best ways of exploring Rhodes is to do it by foot, especially if you plan to visit the OldTown and the OldHarbor. Leisurely enjoy the medieval streets that were majestically preserved through time and go back to the past when Knights reign the land.

The Seven Gates

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It will not take much of your time to see the seven gates of Old Rhodes named as Gate of Agia Ekaterini, Gate of the Port, Gate of the Apostle Paul, Gate of the Naval Station, Gate of Ambiose, and Gate of Agios Athanassios. Each of these gates has a unique characteristic, which makes the visit worthwhile.

The walk would be more significant if you can find a tour guide that will remind you of the glorious past of the town including the manner in which these knights defended the city against the dominating Muslims that attacked the fortress. They will also describe how these knights together with 5000 Christians managed to escape after the final siege in the year 1523. An estimated 2000 Christians died protecting the fortress but 50,000 Turks lost their lives just to take away this city.

The Three Divisions of the Medieval City

If the Seven Gates have already fascinated you, then the three divisions of the city will enchant you.

The Northern Division

This includes the Palace of the Grand Masters and the Acropolis of the Knights. This may also be the most popular place in the RhodesTown, so prepare for a crowded walk in its abode.

The Southern Division

It is where the commoners lived and was referred to as Hora.

The Jewish Quarter

This is the last division in the MedievalCity and a section reserved for tourism and residential purposes. Today, you will find it lined with restaurants, shops, cafés, and bars. It is a nice place to visit before you say goodbye to the Medieval Past of the City and return to your reserved hotel in Rhodes for a relaxing sleep and rest.

Highlights of the Old Town

Just like any city, there are some edifices that are considered to be the hottest spot in the region. Here is a list of some of these.

The Street of Knights

Many are fascinated with the lifestyle of the Knights, so a walk to the street where they most likely enjoyed their leisure time is most likely to be of interest to majority of the tourists. The street has been restored to the satisfaction of everyone. At the end of this street, you will find yourself at the entrance of the Palace of the Grand Masters, which is another abode worthy to be discovered and explored.

The Palace of the Grandmaster

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It is the main attraction of the Old Town. It contains relics of the medieval period, including ancient sculptures and beautiful mosaics that were brought to the town from Kos. The walk inside the castle would already take you half an hour, so it would be wise to eat a heavy breakfast before you decide to take a walk into the Medieval Town of Rhodes.

Marios Perdios lives in the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia close to his job in Akakiko Japanese restaurant where he spends most of his daylight hours. Marios loves to travel, especially in Rhodes where he spends most of his time during the summer holidays. His favourite hotel in Rhodes is Colossos beach hotel, situated on the beautiful sandy beach of Kallithea.

Dylan
I started this website – Thecityvisitor.com to share my love of travel, help others discover more breathtaking destinations, and hopefully inspire you to go on your very own adventures. With five years of experience as a dedicated tour guide, I have honed my expertise in unraveling the hidden gems and untold stories of various destinations. This invaluable experience, coupled with my creative flair for storytelling, has catapulted them into the world of travel writing, where I offer readers a unique and authentic perspective on the places they visit.
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