About the Medieval City
The Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from 1309 to 1523 and set about transforming the city into a stronghold. It subsequently came under Turkish and Italian rule. With the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Great Hospital and the Street of the Knights, the Upper Town is one of the most beautiful urban ensembles of the Gothic period. In the Lower Town, Gothic architecture coexists with mosques, public baths and other buildings dating from the Ottoman period. Do not forget to visit the Archaeological Museum and the Lady of the Castle Cathedral. Mystic Hotel is right in the centre of the Medieval City, only 500m. far from the Palace of the Grand Masters, within walking distance from the Street of the Knights and all museums, restaurants and shops of the Medieval City.
- climate: mild weather all year round with over 300 days per year of sunshine
- by plane to “Diagoras” International Airport
- almost all international airlines connect Rhodes with the rest of the world
- daily flights from all major European cities to Rhodes from April to November
- daily flights connect Rhodes Island with the Athens Int’l Airport
- by boat: daily ferries from Piraeus and all Greek major ports to Rhodes
There is so much to see and experience in Rhodes, there are so many choices for visitors, that they could never lose interest. With 2400 years of history & culture that left their imprints all over the island, with impeccable natural beauty and a great variety of landscapes, with modern infrastructure and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Rhodes satisfies even the most demanding visitor!
Apart from the significant museums and other interesting attractions of the Medieval City, we strongly recommend you to visit the Acropolis and fortress of Lindos, right above the impressive contemporary village, with a 5000 year’ old history combined with its amazing beaches. Also, the beautiful park of “Petaloudes”, located in the mountains, is an amazing scene for walking and observing hundreds of butterflies in their natural habitat.