Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

The Hospital of the Knights was built in 1440 and completed by the Grand Master d’Aubusson (1476– 1503).

This monumental and bioclimaticly designed building now houses the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, which exhibits archaeological finding from different parts of Rhodes and the surrounding islands.
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Situated in the heart of the Medieval Town, Rhodes, next to the famous Street of the Knights,  the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) is a must visit attraction.  Not only can you see a host of archaeological treasures and a real sense of 'the old Rhodes' but it offers plenty of shaded areas, perfect if you are visiting at a hotter time of year.

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Cannonballs lie stacked on the ground
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes boasts collection of Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculpture.
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

The garden in the grounds is a lovely shaded space to explore, the colour of the flowers and leaves pop out against the sandy coloured stone.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Funerary slabs from the period of the Knights with relief representations of the dead persons or of their coats of arms can be seen
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Throughout the museum you can find Mosaic floors of the Hellenistic period from Rhodes town and of the Early Christian period from Karpathos
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RHODES (HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS)


Information

Name: Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Entry: Adults 6 euros, Over 65's 4 euros, Under 18's free

Top Tip:Follow signs for the toilets down the staircase in by the entrance to the garden to find a vending machine selling ice cold bottles of water and cans of pop at a cheaper price that out in the town itself. 

Location:

 

Eating: There are many cafes and restaurants to chose from nearby. In the busier squares there is much touting for custom. We chose to eat in quieter street, Socrates Street, further on 'up' past the Grand Master's Place at Rusitco Taverna. They have a large menu and a menu of cheaper smaller meals, perfect if you have children. Homemade hamburger, chips and salad under 4 euros, Greek Salad under 5 euros and Kebab under 6 euros. We were given complimentary Ouzo after our meal too (good times!)

Staying: We stayed at Mark Warner's Levante Resort.

Car Hire: We hired a car for the day from the Car Hire company situated in the Mark Warner resort. A small car cost us 30 euros to hire for one day, prices may increase in the peak school holiday times though. We recommend the company on resort as there's no deposits to pay and in the event of a problem you can speak to someone in person every morning and evening. A friendly service.


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