In the heart of Rhodes, in the medieval city, a haunting and mysterious air wafts through the streets, summoned back to life through the centuries.The famous Order of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, the Hospitallers, has left an indelible mark on Rhodes.
If one walks around the always lively town, one can almost hear the hoofbeats of the horses and the whispering voices of history.The Medieval City is the perfect place if you have time to spend. You can completely lose yourself in the roughly 200 streets or lanes that simply have no name. The medieval city of Rhodes Island is located within a 4 km-long wall. It is divided with the high town to the north and the lower town south-southwest.
Originally separated from the lower town by a fortified wall, the high town was entirely built by the Knights. In 1988, UNESCO declared the architectural complex of the Knights of Rhodes to be World Heritage Site.