Rhodes – 2

Starting in the north-west of the Old Town, the first major sight the visitor comes across is the Palace of the Grand Masters, which was rebuilt by the Italians after an ammunition explosion destroyed the original building in 1856. The idea was that the reconstructed Palace would be an ideal place for Mussolini to spendContinue reading “Rhodes – 2”

Rhodes – 1

Most travellers to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands, visit the Old Town of Rhodes and the ancient town of Lindos with its acropolis dating from the 6th-Century BC. It may come as a surprise to learn that Lindos is around 500 years older than Rhodes Town and that Lindos was instrumental, along withContinue reading “Rhodes – 1”

Marco Polo Mansion – Rhodes

I booked this hotel in July for two nights in early September. The hotel is in the heart of the old town of Rhodes and isn’t accessible via motorised vehicles. I caught the airport bus to its terminus in the new town and then followed the signs for the old town. I had my mapContinue reading “Marco Polo Mansion – Rhodes”