Come to Rhodes Old Town and enjoy its history, monuments and cafes.

The Old Town in Rhodes is one of the oldest continually populated medieval towns in Europe. Discover Byzantine relics, Ottoman mosques and Venetian architecture and learn about the history as you explore the fascinating ruins.

The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as the Order of the Knights of St. John, was founded during the years of the Crusades. By the early 14th century, they were one of the strongest military organizations in Christian Europe. Between 1309 and 1523, they governed Rhodes and converted the city into a fortified town.

Enter the Old Town through the Eleftheria Gate to the Plateia Simi (Simi Square). Discover many museums in this part of town, including the Folk Art Museum and the Archaeological Museum, which is housed in the Great Hospital. Walk along the winding alleyways to the pedestrian-only Street of the Knights. This beautifully preserved street is where the knights once resided. Framed by tall walls, with knights’ inns and family houses, the street still looks much like it would have in the 14th century.

Near the Knights’ Quarters is the striking Palace of the Grand Masters. The palace, which was the administrative headquarters for the order in the early 14th century, is one of the most impressive structures in Rhodes. It now houses the Byzantine Museum. Enter to browse displays containing medieval relics, sculptures, antique furniture and mosaic floors.

Visit what is believed to be the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Located near the harbor, this monument honored the Rhodian victory in the battle of Demetrius the Besieger in 305 B.C.. This colossal statue took 12 years to complete and is thought to have been approximately 100 feet (30 meters) high.

Shop for souvenirs on Sokratous Street and stop for a coffee on the café-lined Ippokratous Square where the Castellania Fountain, the Chadrevan Mosque and the Palace of the Castellan are located. After a day of sightseeing, relax in a Turkish hammam at the Platia Arionos.

Medieval fortified walls enclose the Old Town of Rhodes. It is pedestrian-only and many of the lanes are unmarked, so be prepared to lose yourself in the winding cobbled streets. To get here, take a taxi or catch a local bus.

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Top hotels in Rhodes Old Town

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Saint Artemios Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Ergeiou 8, Rhodes
£94
per night
3 Oct-4 Oct
5/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Athinas Square and Rhodes Port. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes ...

5/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)

"Georgia, was the kind, professional and down-to-earth property manager is amazing, helpful and available with the true spirit of Greek hospitality. Honestly, a solo traveler, she was like a five star concierge and long lost family all rolled into one. The property is both stunning & cozy capturing ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019

Saint Artemios Boutique Hotel
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Zacosta Villa Hotel
4 out of 5
Xenofontos 23, Medieval City, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
£92
per night
12 Oct-13 Oct
4.9/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Clock Tower and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Archaeological Museum ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

"This property was outstanding. The proprietor was the most thoughtful , helpful gentleman. Breakfast was a wonderful spread each morning. The room was spacious , comfortable and fit for royalty. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue for anyone staying in Rhodes. Situated inside the old town, ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2019

Zacosta Villa Hotel
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Muses
4 out of 5
Perikleous 25 & Tauriskou 26, Rhodes
£36
per night
2 Oct-3 Oct
3.9/5Good! (58 reviews)

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Jewish Synagogue Museum and Rhodes Port. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and ...

3.9/5Good! (58 reviews)

"The Location was great, the staff were so friendly. I would recommend this hotel to others."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Muses
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S. Nikolis Historic Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Hippodamou 61 Str, Rhodes Old Town, Rhodes, Aegean Islands
£95
per night
15 Oct-16 Oct
4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clock Tower, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and Rhodes Port. Archaeological ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"The location was in the old town which is the very best place to stay if you want the historic feel of Rhodes. The staff were great, helpful and friendly. The guide the hotel found for us was outstanding and we really enjoyed Rhodes."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2019

S. Nikolis Historic Boutique Hotel
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In Camera Art Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
35 Sofokleous Street, Medieval Town, Rhodes
£105
per night
9 Oct-10 Oct
4.9/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kahal Shalom Synagogue and Rhodes Port. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)

"We spent 11 nights at In Camera and I must say this property excels in several areas. It is in the perfect location because it is about 20 steps away from all of the restaurants all shopping. It is a 5 minute walk to the center of the Old Town. It is a twenty minute walk to a very nice local beach ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

In Camera Art Boutique Hotel
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Spot Hotel
3 out of 5
21 Perikleus Street, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
£32
per night
1 Oct-2 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (69 reviews)

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Square of the Jewish Martyrs and Rhodes Port. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and Palace ...

4.2/5Very Good! (69 reviews)

"Good value for money! Great location, right at the old town. Just 5 minutes walk to the port. Nice roof top area for a nightcap. Washroom a bit old, might need improvement. It is advisable to make prompt arrangement with the reception on your check in time as she might not be at premises."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2019

Spot Hotel