The Old City

Unlike other Greek places, the city of Rhodes is not only famous for its classical remains but also for its medieval ones. The credit goes to the Knights of St. John who inhabited the island from 1309 to 1522, when they were forced to take refuge in Malta, defeated by the Ottoman militias of Suleiman the Magnificent. In over two centuries of stay, this transnational knightly order built a beautiful city within mighty walls divided between a residential area, where the fortress was and still is today, and an area dedicated to trade inhabited by Greeks, Turks and Jews. In short, the Old Town of Rhodes, under UNESCO protection for thirty years, is the inevitable starting point for discovering the beauties of the island, many of which, among other things, are located within the same walls. .
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