Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

South East Europe / Western Trans-Balkan Road

Medieval City of Rhodes

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Medieval City of Rhodes

About the site

Corridor: Western Trans-Balkan Road, Via Anatolia
Country: Greece, Dodecanese
Type: Historic Town
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Fortresses
World Heritage: Cultural Heritage
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The Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from 1309 to 1523 and set about transforming the city into a stronghold. It subsequently came under Turkish and Italian rule. With the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Great Hospital and the Street of the Knights, the Upper Town is one of the most beautiful urban ensembles of the Gothic period. In the Lower Town, Gothic architecture coexists with mosques, public baths and other buildings dating from the Late Middle Ages.


Read more about Medieval City of Rhodes at the Unesco World Heritage List.