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Rhodes Town in Dodecanese: This beautiful city is the capital of Rhodes and the capital of Dodecanese group. It is divided into two parts: the Old City, or medieval and the New City. The Old City is surrounded by strong walls and is one of the biggest and best-preserved Medieval settlements of Europe. This fortified medieval city is full of buildings testifying the past and the history of the island, from the antiquity, the Byzantine times, the Middle Ages to Turkish rule.
The imposing Palace of the Grand Master, the building of the Colloquium, the beautiful hospital of the Knights, the beautiful inns that were used by the Knights, and the Gothic churches, along with the narrow stone-paved alleyways, the stone arches and apses, the Palace of the Castellan, the various mosques, the plethora of Byzantine churches and the traditional Rhodian houses and the mansions influenced by Venetian and Arab architecture form a magical and unique image.
This scenery attracts and charms the many visitors who come to Rhodes every year, taking them into a medieval age blended with other times and atmospheres. Among all those architectural marvels, some palm trees and exquisite fountains add even more beauty and originality to this amazing Old City of Rhodes. The New City of Rhodes was constructed when the inhabitants living inside the walls of the Old City built new settlements outside the walls, after the siege of Suleiman the Magnificent (1522).