Rhodes Town, on the Greek Island of Rhodes, is known for its old town, a UNESCO site, built by the Knights of St. John, who came from Jerusalem in 1309 and went to Malta in 1522. It has a Medieval atmosphere.

We saw ancient sites, from the Archaic Period of 7th to 5th century BC, from the Classical Period of 5th century BC to 500 BC, the Hellenic period of 2nd century BC to Roman times. The Palace of the Grand Masters and the Archeological Museum, housed in the Knight's Hospital are amazing buildings. The Palace was repaired and embellished by the Italians in the 1900's as a summer house for Mussolini, who never lived in it.

Remains of the Greek Stadium, built to hold 30,000 people.

Entering the Palace of the Grand Masters. The movie, “Guns of Navarone” was filmed here.

Karen with the mosaic of Medusa.

How many Greeks does it take to change a lightbulb?

 

Tom and the Maltese Cross.

 

A pile of catapault balls!

 

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