Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

Rhodes, Greece

The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in the monumental edifice that was the hospital of the Knights of Saint John. Construction of it was begun in 1440 and brought to completion in the time of the Grand Master d'Aubusson (1476-1503).

The Museum contains various collections of archaeological artifacts from various parts of Rhodes and the neighbouring islands, including the Statue of the Crouching Aphrodite (1st century BC), which was inspired by a famous prototype work created by the sculptor Doidalsas in the 3rd century BC, and the Pyxis of the Fikellura type (mid-6th century BC).

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Founded: 1914
Category: Museums in Greece

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M T (12 months ago)
It is certainly worth a visit. The museum is situated in a late Medieval castle that remains in excellent repair. (If you had the good fortune to visit the Crac Des Chevaliers in Syria before the war, you will notice similarities. They were built by the same order of knights.) There is a good collection of pottery and some personal ornamental artifacts in good condition. But Rhodes was clearly robbed of most of its sculptures, which is what many come to see, by outsiders (Ottomans, Italians, maybe other Greeks). There is a restful garden that's a nice escape from the streets on a hot and busy day.
Max Van Kekeren (12 months ago)
The museum is nice, but a lot of the same. The signs are in some cases not very useful, it just says what the object is but not it's use of some more / maybe interesting details. The security staff are hovering around you and watching you at all times (which I guess is fine) but sometimes it just feels a little awkward. The museum is fun to go to and walk through, just don't anticipate too much.
Boris Tomic (13 months ago)
Interesting museum, pieces could be more descriptive and turned an into a story to tell. There is so many different things to see from so many different periods. Definitely worth a visit! For 10€ you get ticket to 4 places which is bargain.
Bogdan V. (13 months ago)
this museum is very well maintained but guarded by many people. there are too many employees in the square meter. the management should do something about it, convert some in guides as they speak good English and can tell something about the objects they "guard".
Nathaniel Nightmoon (16 months ago)
Very interesting to visit. Has some beautiful findings and tells the story behind it in a very detailed way. Differs from old pots to marble carvings all in near perfect condition. Definitely worth your time and effort.
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