Rodos (City) Things to Do

  • Street of the Knights
    Street of the Knights
    by Myfanwe
  • Grand Masters Palace
    Grand Masters Palace
    by Myfanwe
  • Commercial Harbour
    Commercial Harbour
    by Myfanwe

Most Recent Things to Do in Rodos (City)

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    The Clock Tower

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 30, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Clock Tower
    2 more images

    The Clock tower (Roloi) was built in 1851. It is the highest building in Rhodes town. For a small fee you can climb to the top where you will get the most amazing views of Rhodes town and beyond.

    The clock tower is open from 08:00 - 24:00

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Commercial Harbour

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Commercial Harbour
    3 more images

    Commercial Harbour is where all the large Cruise Liners berth and also from here you can get a ferry to Turkey, Symi and Kos to name but a few. There is also a wonderful little beach area here which is ideal for swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing. We took a stroll along the harbourside, the path running parallel to the city walls. We had a great time admiring all the great ships and colourful fishing boats which were moored there.

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Fishing
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Relax on the Beach

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Beach at Commercial Harbour
    3 more images

    There is a fantastic little sandy beach situated just outside the Old Town in Commercial Harbour, literally seconds away from the shops & restaurants. After a hard days sightseeing in the Old Town, I can think of nothing better than a few moments relaxing here watching the ships go by.

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    The Grand Masters Palace

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Grand Masters Palace
    4 more images

    The Palace of the Grand Masters is a reconstruction of a Palace built by Helion de Villeneuve on the site of an ancient Temple to the Sun God, Helios. The Turks at one time used it for a prison, for stabling their horses and as a gunpowder store. It was destroyed by a great gunpowder explosion in 1856 when lightning struck a minaret and exploded the powder magazine inside. When the Italians took control of Rhodes they reconstruced the Palace as a summer home for Victor Emmanuel III. Although the architects used contemporary drawings and engravings to ensure the exterior resembled the former Palace, the interior owes little to the Knights and much to the lavish Italiante design. Inside there are some superb Roman and Early Christian floor mosaics. The ground floor houses an exhibition of 2400 years of Rhodian history in various themes.

    The Palace is open Monday 12:30 - 20:00 and Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Archeology

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    St Trinity Chapel

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    St Trinity Chapel
    3 more images

    The Chapel of St Trinity has some great archaelogical features including many different styles as it has been renovated over the era's. It was built between 1365 and 1374. During the Ottoman occupancy if was turned into a Mosque named 'Khan Zadi Mescidi'. In later years its' facade was restored and a statuette of the Virgin Mary holding Christ in her lap was placed in a niche in the facade.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Street of the Knights

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Street of the Knights
    4 more images

    The Street of the Knights (Ippoton Street) runs next to the Archaelogical Museum and follows the ancient road which led from the harbour to the Temple of Heios where the Knights built the Palace of the Grand Masters. As you walk up the street you will find on the right hand side, the Inn of Italy which was built by Fabrizio del Caretto in 1519, the 15th Century Inn of France, Italy, Spain, Zizim House, a French Chapel and the Inn of Provence. The Inn of Spain can be found on the right hand side of the street. These buildings now house various institutes and galleries. I had a peek into the doorway of some where the doors were open & was rewarded by the sight of some great architecture and courtyard gardens for my nosiness!!

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Marine Gate

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Marine Gate
    2 more images

    The Marine Gate is by far the most impressive Gate in the Old town. It is commonly known among locals as 'Kolona' and frequently used as a meeting point. It was built in 1478 by Grand Master d'Aubusson and is situated directly in front of the Commercial Harbour which is used by major Ferry companies and Cruise liners.

    If you've just hopped off a Cruise ship/Ferry, there is a taxi rank right in front of the Marine Gate.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Liberty Gate

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Liberty Gate
    3 more images

    The Liberty Gate (ELeftherias Gate) was opened in 1924 by the Italians who looked on themselves as liberators of the Island from the Turks. This is the main gate leading from Mandraki Harbour and takes you into the 'Old Town'. There are some stone steps to the side of Liberty gate which lead to a tree lined gravel path from which you can get some great views of the Town Walls.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Temple of Aphridite

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 28, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Temple of Aphridite
    4 more images

    Just inside the Liberty Gate, at Platia Simis you will find the remains of a Temple of Aphridite. The Temple dates from the 3rd Century BC. The intricately carved pillars and stonework that remain give an idea of how lavish the Temple must have been in its' time.

    The Remains of the Temple are in the open air and can be viewed for free. There is a great information board nearby giving an impression of what the Temple used to look like.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Son Et Luminere/Municipal Park

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 28, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Municipal Park
    4 more images

    Every night in the Municipal Gardens there is a sound and light show called 'Son Et Luminere'. The show re-enacts thestory of the Knights including their fall at the siege of suleymand the Magnificent. The show starts at around 20:15 with and English performance most evenings ; Greek, Spanish, French, German and Swedish versions are also held each week.

    We had a look around these beautiful gardens during the day, they were awash with beautiful flowers which attracted some great species of butterflies. Towering over the perfectly tended gardens is the imposing structure of the Grand Masters Palace - the star of the show! Even though we were not around during the evening for the sound and light show, I have been told it is very good & it is definitely on my list of things not to miss on my next visit.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Agios Nikolaos Fort

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 28, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Agios Nikolaos Fort
    3 more images

    Agios Nikolaos Fort was constructed during the 15th Century. Its' construction was supervised by Grand Master Philibert De Naillac. It was built on the site of a Byzantine tower right on the end of the Causeway allowing a great vantage position seaward in all directions.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Sailing and Boating

    Was this review helpful?

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo

    Mandraki Harbour

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 28, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Mandraki Harbour
    4 more images

    Mandraki Harbour is a great place for a stroll to admire the salubrious yachts which are moored there. Its' name means a small sheepfold or goat pen. It was created with the founding of the City in 408bc. Small ferry boats for the islands of Symi and water taxi's for Lindos and Faliraki can be taken from the road side of the Harbour. Guarding the entrance to the harbour are the Platoni; Italian crafted bronze statues of a stag and a doe which sit on the top of a huge column. Legend has it that the Colossus of Rhodes held this position in the past.

    Situated on the Causeway overlooking the harbour you will find three great Medieval windmills and in a prominent position guarding the Harbour entrance you will find the Agios Nikaloas Fort.

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • mickeyboy07's Profile Photo

    Archaeological Museum

    by mickeyboy07 Written Oct 16, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Entrance
    4 more images

    The Museum is housed in the Medieval building of the Hospital of the Knights.The building was begun in 1440 by Grand Master de Lastic with money bequeathed by his predecessor,Fluvian,and completed in 1489 by Grand Master d'Aubusson.
    the museum contains the following collections:Tomb groups from ancient Ialysos of the Geometric and Classical periods:vases,figurines,jewellery,metal objects.Tomb Groups from ancient Kamiros of the Geometric and Classical periods:vases and small objects.A collection of Classical,Hellenistic and Roman sculpture.Mosaic floors of the Hellenistic period from Rhodes Town and of the early Christian period from Karpathos.Funerary slabs from the period of the Knights with Relief representations of the dead persons or of their coats of arms.

    Entry is 8 Euros and the museum is open Tue to Sun 8.30am-3.30pm.closed mondays.
    Admission is free on sundays from November till March.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo

    The Palace of the Grand Master.

    by Maurizioago Updated Aug 3, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    2 more images

    This was the residence of the Grand Master and the place where the order gathered.

    It was first built by the Knights of Saint John on the site of a 7th century Byzantine fortress. The Turkish that occupied the island between 1522 and 1912 converted it into a prison and later left the palace to ruins. In 1865 it was almost destroyed by the explosion of a powder deposit. In the 30's the Italians rebuilt the palace using old drawings to create a holiday residence for king Victor Emanuel III and for Mussolini.

    The palace is really huge. Inside you can see many mosaics taken from the island of Kos; furniture and lots of nice statues of angels-chandeliers. Moreover there is an area with archaeological finds. Another room of the palace has a collection of icons.

    There is not a cafe or a restaurant inside the palace. There is only a souvenir shop and the toilets.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo

    Visit the Archeological Museum.

    by Maurizioago Updated Aug 3, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    This museum is housed in the building that was the hospital of the knights. It was built between 1440 and 1489.

    Here you can see many rooms displaying archaeological finds from the cemeteries of Ialysos, Kameiros and other sites. There are also various beautiful statues, pottery, jewels and many other things.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Archeology
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Rodos (City)

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

103 travelers online now

Comments

Rodos (City) Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Rodos (City) things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Rodos (City) sightseeing.

View all Rodos (City) hotels