Knights Street

Rhodes, Greece

The street of the Knights (Odós Ippotón) is one of the highlights of the Medieval Town of Rhodes. It is a fascinating and obligatory visit for all guided tours, one of the most admired attractions in the Old Town.

Following an almost exact east to west direction, the well preserved cobble paved street uses, in part, an ancient straight road that connected the port with the Acropolis of Rhodos. The medieval road is about 600m long. Starts from the square in front of the Knights’ Hospital, the seat of Archeological Museum and leads to the Grand Master’s Palace.

Along the street seven imposing inns where constructed in the early 16th century, representing the seven countries, or tongues, that the Knights of the Order of St John were originated from. Each facade is decorated with emblems and details that reflect the respective country. With no doubt, the finest of them is the Auberge de France that was built between 1492 and 1503. Most of the Grand Masters were French so their influence on the architecture was considerable. Stonemasons and craftsmen were for the most part Greek but workers from France and Spain were also brought here.

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Ippoton 1-9, Rhodes, Greece
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in Greece

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Rupert Plumridge (12 months ago)
Incredibly atmospheric street, evoking memories of Assassin's Creed and other awesome historical computer games.
Stephen Arlaud (2 years ago)
Very nice narrow pedestrian walk on small smooth river rock and arches.
Lukáš Čerešňa (2 years ago)
A wonderful place for the most romantic photos. It is a beautiful medieval alley leading to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Also it is called Street of the Knights and is must-see. For us it was one of the most beautiful places in the medieval Old Town of Rhodes.
Habib El Maaza Gomez (2 years ago)
It's such a special place, romantic and flowing with such a unique energy. Be sure to go there after 18:00, when it's quieter. Take your time to stroll down those amazing ancient streets filled with echoes of the - controversial for some- glorious past. The intricacies between nature and man made structures is very appealing. Each tree seems rightfully in place, and some of them are just magnificent. Also, cats.
Uliana Kysiliuk (2 years ago)
Very beautiful street. Ideal for filming. The most important and longest street of ancient Rhodes.
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