The Old Town of Rhodes, a creation of the Knights of St. John, has been designated as world cultural heritage protected by UNESCO. The Old Town, which takes you to another era, is divided in the north, where you will see the buildings of the Order of the Knights and the south where the houses are inhabited by Greeks and Jews. The medieval walls that surround the city date back to the 14th and 15th century and their length is approximately 5 km. They have seven gates, one of which is named the Gate d’Amboise. (the gate from the centre of the new town)
In December 1988, according to the 13th session of UNESCO, the Medieval City of Rhodes has been declared as an UNESCO world cultural heritage, protected by UNESCO.
Attractions nearby…. If you wander around the streets of the old town you will see the Temple of Venus, Property of the Knights of Auvergne, the armory, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Byzantine Museum, the Hospital of the Knights, which houses the Archaeological Museum, the Palace of the Knights, the Suleymaniye Mosque, the mansion of Kastellania et al. You can also visit the Jewish Martyrs Square, which lies by the big fountain and the Byzantine churches of Agios Panteleimon and St.Fanourios. Do not forget to walk around the colorful “Agora” with the great variety of little shops, across the Socrates street and make cheap and clever purchases!!!!!