Highlights in Rhodes

Highlights in Rhodes during a Mediterranean cruise

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

  • palace from the 14th century
  • was destroyed in 1856
  • Italians rebuilt the palace in medieval style as a holiday residence for Victor Emmanuel III

Colossus

  • once a giant statue of Colossus on the entrance of the old harbor
  • made by Chares of Lindos
  • is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
  • today there are only two small columns

Medieval fortress walls

  • fortified walls from the 14th century
  • surround the old city
  • several stately gates
  • 4 km long

Mosque of Suleiman

  • mosque from the year 1522
  • dedicated to the Turkish Sultan
  • architecture was adapted to the local climate and culture