Did you know ...
- Rhodes is the biggest island in the Dodecanese measuring 1.400,68 sq.Km and the fourth largest in all of Greece, after Crete, Evia and Levos?
- Its name is associated with the rose, the sacred flower of the God of Sun?
- According to mythology, Rhodes was created after sharing the land between the Gods and giving this specific place to the God of Sun (note that then it was submerged in the sea and not visible)?
- The construction of the Ancient Town of Rhodes began in 408-407 BC to the designs of architect, Ippodamos, the most important town planner of antiquity?
- The most obvious influences in the architecture of the buildings in the Medieval Town were those of the order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, who sold the island in 1309?
- During the Ottoman rule, many mosques and baths were built in the Medieval Town of Rhodes and Ottoman elements were added to the noble buildings?
- Under the Italian occupation, the medieval walls and cemeteries around the moat were classified as historic monuments?
- The Medieval Town of Rhodes was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998?