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Archeological Museum of Rhodes

The Archeological Museum of Rhodes

The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in the medieval building which served as the Hospital of the Knights of St. John. The structure’s construction, begun in 1440, by Grand Master de Lastic, with money which were bequeathed by his predecessor, Fluvian, and was completed in 1489 by Grand Master d’Aubusson. The museum is a two-storey building, with a central courtyard, all four sides of which are lined with porticoes. Interesting finds, dating from all periods of the island’s history, discovered during archaeological excavations, are exhibited in the Garden and in the twenty rooms of the upper floor. In the garden the visitor can see sculptures and funerary steles, as well as the mosaic floors of the Hellenistic period and under the atrium, one can see the mosaic floor of the early Christian period from Karpathos.

Various statues and fragments of funerary monuments are also on exhibit in the Museum atrium. The Museum houses the following collections:
• Tomb groups from ancient Ialysos of the Geometric and Classical periods: vases, figurines, jewellery, metal objects
• Tomb groups from ancient Kamiros of the Geometric and Classical periods: vases, small objects, figurines
• A collection of Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures
• Funerary slabs from the period of the Knights with relief representations of the deceased or of their coats of arms

Byzantine Museum

The Byzantine Museum

The Byzantine museum is housed inside the church of “Panagia tou Kastrou”, also known as “Panagia tis Nikis”. The museum includes portable icons of the late- and post-Byzantine eras, among which the most important are the icons of “Panagia Odigitria” dating back to the 14thc. Also pieces of murals are on display like Agios Zacharias Halkis, of the late 14thc.

Modern Greek art

The Museum of Modern Greek art

The Museum of Modern Greek Art presents extensive painting and engraving collections, as well as numerous sculptures, drawings and documents of historical value. The works of engraving and paintings form a comprehensive collection of Greek art of the 20th century, created by Greece’s most eminent artists. Some of these works of art are considered to be of great significance and have been selected in order to illustrate the development of Modern Greek art. The central idea of all these collections, is to present Greece’s history, through the eyes and the soul of Greek artists of the 20th century. The Museum of Modern Greek Art reflects the uniqueness and simultaneously, the international character of Greece.

Muslim Library of Ahmet Hafouz

The Muslim Library of Ahmet Hafouz

Opposite the magnificent mosque of Suleyman, we find the Muslim Library Ahmet Hafouz, which was founded in 1794 by Rhodian Muslim Ahmet Hafouz. The building is well preserved, with a small garden and houses an interesting collection of rare manuscripts and scrolls written in Turkish, Arabian and Persian, with the most significant, being that which narrates the siege and conquer of the island by the Ottomans, in 1522.

Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Τhis historical building, located near the entrance of the Medieval Town, in Symi Square, houses the collection of engravings and a portion of the permanent collection of sculptures. 2 Symi Square tel: +30 22410-23766


New Art Gallery / Nestoridion

The Nestoridion New Art Gallery is located at the picturesque Hundred Palms Square, near the historic Grande Albergo delle Rose. The multi-storey building was a donation by Ioannis and Paola Nestoridis, and it hosts the permanent collection of paintings. It has a small open-air amphitheater and a lecture hall, where educational programs, lectures and other events related to art, are held there. Recently a new wing, of impressive modern architecture, has been added and along with the main Nestoridion Art Gallery, creates a major cultural reference point at the center of the city, aiming to revitalize and enhance the cultural life of Rhodes, hosting quality artistic events, exhibitions and meetings.

Ecclesiastic–Folklore Museum Asklepieiou

The Ecclesiastic – Folklore Museum Asklepieiou

In the parvis of the church of “Koimisi tis Theotokou” (Dormition of Mother Mary), in the village Asklepieio we find the small but very significant ecclesiastic and folklore museum, whose collection include ornaments of the 16th-18thc., icons, vigil candles, gospels and marble candelabrums.

Modern Art Center / Palaio Sissitio

Modern Art Center / Palaio Sissitio

In the year 2000, the museum acquired the use of the “Palaio Syssitio” ( Old Almshouse ) building, as an exhibition hall. It is situated in Socrates Street, the main thoroughfare in the medieval town. Quite often, the Modern Art Center organizes exhibitions of art works, created by contemporary artists.

Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum is located in the old town of Rhodes, covering the entire south side of Argyrokastrou square and housed in an edifice structure from Knights’ period. The perfectly preserved collection includes furniture, ceramics, embroideries and textiles, traditional costumes and other pieces of folk, traditional art of the Dodecanese.

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