Stay in the heart of Medieval City

Our suites are located in a privileged location in the heart of the world famous picturesque Old Town of Rhodes (Greece) in the square of Arion and Menekleous opposite the Municipal Baths.

Drive from Rhodes Airport

Drive from Rhodes Port


From the Airport
From the airport you can either rent a car, or take a taxi/bus.

Car:
If you rent a car, you can drive until Rhodes, and park just outside Old Town (there are a couple private parking lots as well as free spaces on the roads).

Taxi:
The taxi ride from the airport takes around 30-35 minutes and normally costs 25-30 €. Please note that taxis in Rhodes don’t accept credit cards.

Bus:
Bus ride from the airport takes around 45 minutes and costs around 3 € per person. Rhodes Bus station is very close to Marine Gate (around 700 meters).

From the Port
From the port you can take a taxi to Marine Gate. The distance is around 1,5 km and the taxi costs around 10 €.

Rent a car
Renting a car is highly suggested to enjoy more of what Rhodes has to offer. If you would like to know indicative prices or book a car prior to your arrival, please let us know with an email.

Entering Old Town
Recommended Gates are Gate d’ Amboise & Marine Gate

Reminder
Car access in the old town is restricted. Entrance to the old town is possible through a number of “Gates”. Depending on the Gate you will enter, a brief 450-550m walk is required to reach our property.

What’s nearby

Yeni Hammam

It is located on Arionos Square, in the old town of Rhodes and used to be among the most significant public baths in the years of the Ottoman Empire. It is also known by various other names, such as “The Baths of Suleiman”, “The Baths of Mustafa” and “Yeni Hamam” (which means “new baths”). It was established in 1558 and its first department was the men’s baths, a square, symmetrical structure that used to dominate the entire block. The rest of the baths were added later, in the years of the administration of Pasha Mustafa. The interior is even more impressive, especially the “cold room” with its huge dome, its rich marble decorations and elegant central water spring.
It is the only existing building of the kind in Rhodes and one of the rare ones still in use in Greece.

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The Street of Knights

The street of the Knights (Odós Ippotón) is one of the highlights of the Medieval Town of Rhodos. It is a fascinating and obligatory visit for all guided tours, one of the most admired attractions in the Old Town.
Following an almost exact east to west direction, the well preserved cobble paved street uses, in part, an ancient straight road that connected the port with the Acropolis of Rhodos. The medieval road is about 600m long. Starts from the square in front of the Knights’ Hospital, the seat of Archeological Museum and leads to the Grand Master’s Palace.
Along the street seven imposing inns where constructed in the early 16th century, representing the seven countries, or tongues, that the Knights of the Order of St John were originated from. Each facade is decorated with emblems and details that reflect the respective country. With no doubt, the finest of them is the Auberge de France that was built between 1492 and 1503. Most of the Grand Masters were French so their influence on the architecture was considerable. Stonemasons and craftsmen were for the most part Greek but workers from France and Spain were also brought here.
The Street of the Knights conveys an excellent impression of the medieval times. All inns are very well preserved and still functional.

Rhodes, Greece - June 22, 2016: Avenue of the Knights in old Rhodes where several tourists are walking down the street.

Roloi Clock Tower

This Byzantine style tower is one of the most impressive buildings in Rhodes. You can actually go inside the Clock Tower and use the stairs to get to its top. Once you get there, the magic begins: there is an amazing view of the sea and the rooftops of the town’s picturesque buildings.
The Roloi Clock Tower was originally built in the seventh century. It was damaged in the 1850s and rebuilt. The newer clock tower features baroque elements, and the clock is perfectly operational.
The Clock Tower is the highest landmark in Rhode’s Old Town. In previous times, the clock informed Greeks of the Turkish time. This was important because the Turks had strict rules for who could enter and leave Rhodes. The exact timing was an important component of the rules.
Visitors can enjoy the delightful open-air cafe on the terrace; a cafe drink is included in the price. To enjoy the full experience, embark on a steep climb. Visitors can climb the 53 wooden steps to a small room with 360-degree views. As you climb, you will notice photos showing the restoration work that the clock tower has undergone.

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Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

Hosted in one of the most important buildings of the Knights era, the museum has an important collection of findings that date from the Mycenaean era to early Christian time, as well as various typical examples of the arts of the Knights.
This imposing building was originally constructed by Grand Master Jean de Lastic in 1440 and later enlarged by the Grand Master d’Aubusson in 1481-89. It was used as the main Hospital of the Knights of the Order of John also known as Knights Hospitaller. At the center of the building there is a large courtyard where a large lion made from Lardos stone is resting its forepaws on the head of a bull. The courtyard is surrounded by a double portico following a typical Gothic architecture. The ward for the sick was located in the upper floor, while warehouses and stables were at the ground level.
The Hospital was extensively restored during the Italian occupation in 1913-18 and it has been used as a museum since then. The exhibition in the first floor contains altars, sarcophaguses and other objects recovered from Ialysos, statues and steles from Kamiros and the neighboring islands. The famous grave stele of Kalliarista, the statue of Venus, a bathing Aphrodite, the “Drunken Dionysus” and a headless statue of Artemis are just some of its exhibits. On the ground floor there are displays of ordnance from the Ottomans and Knights periods, as well as other finds.

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Grand Master’s Palace

The most prominent historical and architectural landmark of the medieval city of Rhodes is the Palace, the administrative seat and residence of the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller. The palace was founded in the early 14th century, in the place of the Byzantine fortress of the 7th century AD, in the northwest edge of the medieval nucleus of the city. With imposing towers, a large internal courtyard, massive walls and elaborate decorative elements, the palace comprises a typical example of the defensive monumental architecture, bringing to mind respective architectural patterns of medieval Europe. In 1856 the Palace of the Grand Master and other monuments of the medieval city, were severely damaged due to an explosion of gunpowder. Its current form is owed to the extensive restorations made by the Italians during the years of the Italian occupation of the Dodecanese Islands (1912-1947).
The building is rectangular in plan and divided into three levels. On the first floor visitors can tour the large Hall of the Council, the Knights’ dining hall and the private chambers of the Grand Master. The mosaics, that decorate the floors, derive from ancient buildings of Kos and date to the Late Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian times. The Italians transferred them in the 1930s, in order to decorate the palace.
But the palace is also worth visiting for its two permanent archaeological exhibitions, which are housed in the arched halls of the ground floor. The first exhibition, titled “Ancient Rhodes – 2400 years” was inaugurated in 1993, the year of celebrating 2400 years since the founding of the city of Rhodes (408/7 BC). The collection includes various finds brought to light by the archaeological research on the island. The second exhibition, under the title “Rhodes from the Early Christian period to the Turkish conquest (1522)”, is related to the development of the city of Rhodes and the daily life of its residents from the 4th century AD until the beginning of the Ottoman period.

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