Rhodes town

Now dear readers, you all know that we don’t usually do package holidays and yet that is what we found ourselves on in Rhodes.

However, never fear, we still managed to break away and do our own thing for a few days. Although we were based in Pefkos we decided to spend a few days in Rhodes town itself.

So we booked into the lovely little October Down Town Rooms just a few minutes walks from the harbour and beach and about ten minutes from the fantastic old town.

The old town is surrounded by impressive battlements and that just adds to the Disneyesque feel to the whole place.

425913_10151067206352353_1732343798_nThe Old Town of Rhodes is the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Inside it feels like a stage set, complete with cobbled streets, detailed tiling and FANTASTIC pom pom slippers!!

156556_10151067194277353_1332411430_n 536477_10151067192737353_1377073366_n 579700_10151067204882353_1449729392_n

Here’s a few more of the stalls tempting tourists with a variety of religious artifacts, replica Greecian temples and other wooden do dars.

P1100740 P1100649 P1100680

One of my favourite ever things is these super cute ice cream animals!!!


Lemon ducks, chocolate orange mice and strawberry fishes!!


Once inside the walls you are met with a bewildering array of possible wandering options. There are roughly 200 streets or lanes that simply have no name and you WILL get lost!

Here’s a view of the fantastic  Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. It is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. The site was previously a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller that functioned as a palace, headquarters and fortress.

P1100610 P11007148077615746_37ece680c2

The palace was built in the early 14th century by the Knights of Rhodes, who controlled Rhodes and some other Greek islands from 1309 to 1522, to house the Grand Master of the Order.

And here’s the rosy exterior of the Suleiman Mosque.


Here’s a few more colourful sights from the maze of back streets in the old town. I am loving the yellow and blue combo.Wonder if I can persuade the other half to have it at home . . .

8077550594_efac8f3c5f 8077563859_8a5a80ac1f 8077499303_87a6110ff1_n

So many delightful peely paint photo opps here! So I’ll dedicate a few obsessive posts purely to paint piccies later on . . . (I do spoil you all!)

8077475612_c641ba35d6 8077469639_4e29fbe5c3 8077605821_049b1f5876

One of the other main sights of the old town is the Street of the Knights – one of the best preserved medieval relics in the world.

P1100634 P1100633 P1100623

The 600m  long, cobble – paved street was constructed over an ancient pathway that led in a straight line from the Acropolis of Rhodes to the port.

P1100615 P1100560 P1100637

All in all Rhodes Old Town is a fantabulous place to while away a few hours just getting lost in back allies, sampling icecreams and enjoying a chilled beer!!!

Published by Derbyshire Gal

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

2 thoughts on “Rhodes town

Leave a Reply