Rhodes walls are rightly considered to be a real military architecture masterpiece. They are made of a double wall that wraps up the “old town”. The building of this massive defensive complex is marked in different historical periods. The first walls were originally built in the mid V century by the inhabitants to ward off the foreign army attacks. They are made, like most of city walls, of watchtowers and bastions. Among these ones we can recommend the bastion of Saint George and the Del Carretto Bastion.The gates that used to lead to the old town are the Gate of Saint Athanasios and the Marine Gate.
Surrounded by medieval walls, the Medieval City of Rhodes is home to many interesting attractions. The place also has a historical significance and is a must visit for the people with inclination towards history. The site is situated within... more a wall which is 4 Kilometer long. It is divided in keeping with the Western classical style: the high town is placed to the north whereas the lower town to the south-south-west. Established originally in 408 BC, the site attracts a lot of visitors every year.
The Old Town of Rhodes is said to be one of the most extensive and best preserved medieval towns in and around Europe. It is also one of the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. One can find number of... more ancient monuments and several museums in this beautiful town. This medieval town is bordered with seven gates and by medieval walls. At this site one can find number of cafes, bars, lodges, restaurants and tourist shops. Besides this, it is also a vibrant and living community with several houses.
Shopping in Rhodes is always fun no matter which shopping category you belong to. The colorful folklore bazaar is very famous for shopping and is located in the old town.
There are stylish brand name outlets in the new market.... more Silver jewelry, furs, crystals, and a range of wines, liquors, sweets, dairy products and hand made items are locally available.