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Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos is for most visitors the most impressive archaeological site on Rhodes. Here the dramatic natural landscape is enhanced by the picturesque quality of the more modern town. You will find the most important archaeological monuments at the acropolis, but interesting ruins are scattered at various points within the town and just outside it as well.
Distance from Rhodes city: 55Km
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Acropolis of Rhodes
The ancient acropolis of Rhodes stood on the hill now known as Monte Smith. Only few surviving remains exist to provide a faint idea of its original grandeur. Still, it is well worth a visit.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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Aktaion
A two-storeyd building with flat roof and an arcade looking towards the road by the sea. The walls are built in the typical, local isodomic masonry. Very interesting is the structure of the interior, visible in the plans of the building.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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Ancient Ialysos
The district of Ialysos encompasses the northern part of the island. It was inhabited in the prehistoric period. Remains of a Minoan settlement have been found at Trianda and Mycenaean cemeteries have been located on the surrounding hills of Makria Vounara and Moschou Vounara (1700-1400 BC).
Distance from Rhodes city: 13Km
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Ancient Kamiros
On the north-western shore of Rhodes, close To the promontory of Agios Minas (the Ancient Mylantio) lies the third of The island's ancient cities - Kamiros.
Distance from Rhodes city: 40Km
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Archaeological Musem
The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in the mediaeval building of the Hospital of the Knights. It is a twostorey building, with an internal courtyard, all four sides of which are lined with porticoes.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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Asklipio Medieval Fort
In the southern part of Rhodes and not too far from the rapidly developing resort of Kiotari, visitors can find the small village of Asklipio. It is evident though, that the village is not yet developed touristically probably because of its position, close to a very popular sea resort that has drawn all the attention of the authorities.
Distance from Rhodes city: 61Km
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Elaphos & Elaphina
The hotel is on mount Prophetes Elias, near the Byzantine monastery with the same name. It comprises two buildings, a three-storeyed one, "Elaphos" and a two-storeyed one, "Elaphina", both with a basement and a high pitched, wooden roof.
Distance from Rhodes city: 65Km
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Feraclos Castle
The castle of Feraclos lies 150m high on a very sharp and rocky hill, on the eastern side of the island, opposite the coast of Asia Minor. It is now in a quite dilapidated condition, however, it used to be one of the most effectively bastioned fortresses of the Knights of St. John in the early 1300’s.
Distance from Rhodes city: 37Km
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Filerimos Byzantine castle
In a quiet and shady pine forest on the hilltop of Filerimos, which is located on one of the first ancient towns of the island, Ialyssos, stands the astonishing Byzantine castle. Built during the Byzantine Era, the castle lies within a cluster of buildings of major historic importance, amongst Byzantine, Hellenistic and Medieval structures and monuments, including the Temples of Athena Polias and of Zeus.
Distance from Rhodes city: 20Km
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Governor's Palace
The former Governor's Palace, now used as the the Building of the Prefecture, It is one of the most considerable buildings construced on Rhodes during the Italian occupation of the island. It is a combination of many different architectural styles and its arrangement strongly resembles the Palace of the Duces in Venice.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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Municipal Gallery
The Municipal Gallery of Rhodes today houses one of the most representative and authoritative collections of 20th-century Greek painting. Most of the painters who worked creatively during these nine decades are represented in this collection through some of their most characteristic works.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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National Theatre
The National Theatre of Rhodes was built in 1937 by an unknown architect and was then called "Teatro Puccini". It was one of the most modern theatres of its era, suitable even for the performance of operas.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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Rhodes Astike School
The building was constructed in 1874 and it is one of the first organized christian schools of Rhodes. It is a a continuation of the "Mutual Teaching School", founded by the metropolite of Rhodes, Paisios. The building was constructed on an older one, built in 1765.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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Rhodes Old Town
When you approach the walls of the Old Town of Rhodes, you are about to enter the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. It's a thrill to behold. Best to know one thing from the start about Old (Medieval) Town of Rhodes (Rhodos): It's not laid out on a grid -- not even close.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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Rhodes Post Office
The building of the Post Office is located on the Liberty Square (Plateia Eleftherias) of the modern city of Rhodes. It is an excellent specimen of the Rennaisance Eclecticism and the "Finta Pietra" technology.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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St. Catherine Hospice
The Hospice of St. Catherine was built in 1391-92, under grand master Heredia, by the Italian Domenico d'Allemagna, admiral of the Order of the Knights of St. John (Knights Hospitaller). The founder was an important personage, disposing of considerable means.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town
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The Byzantine castle of Lardos
The castle was built in the 12th century, during the Byzantine Era, by the Knights of the Order of St. John, whose main interest as soon as they arrived on the island in 1309, was to construct protective fortresses, preferably overlooking the sea, in order to defend themselves from the enemies.
Distance from Rhodes city: 60Km
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The castle of Kritinia (Kastellos)
The castle of Kritinia (Kastello, for the locals) ,is a Venetian castle built in the 16th century on a hill about 131 metres above the village of Kritinia. It is fairly considered the germ of the village as it offers a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea, the island of Chalki and some other deserted islands.
Distance from Rhodes city: 48Km
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The Medieval castle of Lindos
Within the walls of the Acropolis of Lindos, lies the Medieval castle , the Governor’s Palace of the Castle of the Knights of St John, consisting of three buildings, with only two remaining today. There is no evidence of existence before the arrival of the Knights, apart from some remnants of the medieval fortifications.
Distance from Rhodes city: 55Km
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The Venetian castle of Monolithos
Built on the foundations of another, older castle, the castle of Monolithos lies about 236m high on an amazingly difficult natural terrain which made its construction even more challenging. Under the orders of Grand Master D’Aubusson, and after having overcome the difficulties of transporting the building materials needed for its erection on the rocky outcrop, the castle was finally built, constituting one of the most important fortifications of Rhodes.
Distance from Rhodes city: 69Km
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