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How to Visit Some Spectacular Places During Rhodes Holidays

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Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece and also has great importance owing to its interesting history, which attracts plenty of tourists from different corners of the world every year.

There was a time when it was ruled by a Catholic military order known as the ‘Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem’ and this led to the island getting nicknamed as ‘The Island of the Knights’. You’ll enjoy your time spent on this island if you are interested in its intriguing past. Other fascinating things that you’ll get to see while getting around on this island are its beaches and wooded valleys.

Your Rhodes holidays would allow you to unwind amidst serene environs that are far removed from the bustling crowds. Some of the popular attractions located in this part of Greece can also be explored during your holiday.

 

One of them is the Palace of the Grand Masters, which was constructed by the Knights of Saint John. It is located at the top of the Street of the Knights, which is among the highest points in the Old Town. According to recorded history, the palace fell into decline after the knights departed, but it was rebuilt entirely by the Italians in the early 20th century. It was also used as a holiday residence by Benito Mussolini and King Emmanuel III.

After having explored this palace, you can enjoy a pleasant stroll around the medieval fortifications that date back to the period when the region was ruled by the Byzantine rulers. These fortifications were reinforced by the knights during the 14th and 16th centuries due to the constant threats from enemies. Among the medieval fortifications in the world, they are considered to be one of the finest. They span an area of about 4 kilometers and comprise imposing towers, magnificent gates, posts for firing artillery, and strong bastions.

 

During your holiday on this gorgeous island of Greece, you would also like to visit the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, which is one of the best places in this part of the world. Housed in a building formerly known as the ‘Hospital of the Knights’, this museum contains several archaeological artifacts which were brought from different corners of the island as well as the neighboring islands. The building was constructed by the Knights of Saint John and was used as a hospital during the 15th century by the Knights of Saint John to treat the sick and the poor.

While enjoying your holiday on this Greek island, you can’t afford to miss its spectacular beaches. Located at Rhodes’ western end, the Windy Beach is one such marvelous beauty. It is apparent from the name of this beach that you’ll get to savor a windy atmosphere upon taking a stroll here. The winds keep the visitors cool even during the hottest of summers. Also among the popular beaches on the island is Elli Beach, which extends from the Cape to the harbor of Mandraki. Owing to its serene surroundings, Tsambika Beach has also become a favorite among many tourists.

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