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The Medieval City of Rhodes is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. The city has been famous since antiquity as this is the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The medieval city of Rhodes is located on the northeastern tip of the island of Rhodes in Greece. It is on the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Today it has many interesting heritage sites such as the Grand Master's Palace, Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Rhodes Windmills, and the Acropolis of Rhodes.

Medieval City of Rhodes was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 12th session of the World Heritage Committee in Brasilia, Brazil, on 5-9 December, 1988.

Photos of Medieval City of Rhodes

Windmills of Rhodes
Windmills of Rhodes
Author: Aldo Ardetti (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 Generic)

Street in the medieval city of Rhodes
Street in the medieval city of Rhodes
Author: Böhringer Friedrich (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 Generic)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
Author: Shadowgate (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 36 26 49.992 E 28 13 40.008
Inscription Year: 1988
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV, V

Location Map of Medieval City of Rhodes

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Visiting Medieval City of Rhodes

You can take a ferry from Symi, Tilos and Bodrum in Greece, or from Datca and Marmaris in Turkey to reach Rhodes. The island is also served by an airport, the Diagoras International Airport (RHO) with regular flights from Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete.


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