The island of Rhodes has been a crossroads among Africa, Europe and the Middle East for 6,000 years. Being an important commercial hub, it attracted merchants from near and far. Consequently, Rhodes' language, architecture, and historical events have been influenced by many different cultures,
Nowhere is this more evident than in the Medieval City that sits in the centre of the city of Rhodes. This Medieval City is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the Order of St. John that occupied the island from 1309 until 1523. While there, they made the city into a fortress and it still, today, possesses great beauty and treasures from that era such as mosques, Grand Masters Palace, public baths, the Knights Hospital which houses the Museum, and the Street of the Knights. It is guaranteed to remain in your memory long after you have visited it.