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Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

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Ippoton, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
+30 2241 023359
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All reviews grand master mosaic floors old town impressive building medieval castle worth a visit medieval times entrance fee combined ticket interesting place steeped in history lots of history archaeological museum on display great place to visit rooms knights
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth visiting - you can buy a ticket for just 10Euro inclusive of 4 historical sites visits which is valid for several days. We spent 2 x 1/2 days in old town walking and popping into different sites and small museums. The Palace represents a...More

Thank Diana_Bournemouth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many civilizations have had an influence on this island, town and this castle it is almost impossible to remember the sequence of Romans, Ottomans, Italians, Germans, British, Venetians, Phoenicians, Arabs, Persians who have had a finger in the pie at some point in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good history around the place. Can be very warm in summer months . Take water with you and wear walking shoes. Bring your camera ,good photos to be be taken.

Thank ivyfloyd12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Rhodes, you really have to visit this place, but it's not the "original", which was blown up accidentally during the Ottoman period. An interesting and quite tasteful example of how the Italians thought it might have looked....One hour is easily enough to see it.

Thank Thomas I
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best medieval palaces all over Europe, including exhibitions, nice views over the old town and lots of mosaic floors.

Thank DrTrpAdv
Reviewed 1 week ago

With low expectations for Rhodes - an RCL substitute stop for Kusadasi (Ephesus) because of unrest in Turkey - we decided to take the Historic Rhodes Walking Tour excursion, arranged through the cruise ship. Wow! Because of our guide Ioanna, we both feel that Rhodes...More

Thank cinesage
Reviewed 1 week ago

After touring the castle, pay the 2 euro more and walk the walls. You get a great view of Rhodes and can imagine yourself standing guard on the battlements

Thank kzamolsky1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went from exploring ruins from the 2000-1400 B.C. and traveled to modern history of the 1500's A.D. (only 600+ years old. This was what I thought a castle should look like and no wonder there is a saying that says, "It is good to be...More

Thank Laurence S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is huge and definitely worth of spending few hours. So much of history there. Good to be visited between 11am and 2pm when is too hot to be on sun.

Thank Sonjaoob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scale of the palace and size of the rooms was amazing. Wd spent ages going around the exibitions they were hosting. I particularly enjoyed the room of Rodos ceramics and their history.

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August 20, 2018|
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Response from FaniPlagiari | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get a combined ticket for €10 at the Palace which also covers the Archaeological Museum, the church of our Lady of the Castle and a Jewellery Collection, according to the Ministry of Culture's website. The Museum... More
Adele K
July 29, 2018|
Response from linkedin1963 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Yes it should be open on Monday. Every taxi driver knows the grandmasters palace, ask them to drop off you the closest to grandmasters main entrance, then it is max 3-5 minutes walk. Not so far from the palace in... More
July 23, 2018|
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Response from 0AndrewM | Reviewed this property |
Not really. The entrance to the walls is outside the main entrance to the Palace and the walk does not finish at the same place you start.