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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en.wikipedia.org
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Alex Iacobita (5 months ago)
Worth the visit if you want to see / learn more of Rhodos history and you want to take a break from the beach. Had a few interesting pieces, but the building itself is also worth to see.
Selina Shiels (5 months ago)
Very extensive collection of artifacts, not just Rhodian in origian but excavated from local sights, there's also a garden and it's cool inside, great escape from the heat.
D jiricka (7 months ago)
It is worth a visit. There are lots of achaeological vases,swords from many years B.C. Lots of rooms with show-cases. In the back of museum is nice garden with nice flowers and lots of mosaic. There was only few people with us. It's good to buy ticket in Palace of the Grand Master and go here from there.
Rowena Griffiths (9 months ago)
Basic museum, worth dropping in if you’ve got some time to kill or bought the group ticket. The displays were quite repetitive and every room was quite similar. The building itself was beautiful and I will say it’s worth going in to see the gardens which where stunning!! Every item had a title but wasn’t given a description so didn’t really learn much other than the name of the item, most notable there was an egg in a cabinet labelled just “egg” I left without knowing anymore about said egg unfortunately! Additionally there was a crazy amount of museum staff around every corner who would follow and watch you throughout which was very off putting, not many staff in the garden which was relaxing!
Coralie Pattenden (10 months ago)
Part of the combined ticket for 10€. This was definitely the best attraction of them all. Such an amazing building with beautiful gardens and lots of artifacts to see and read about. All the information is displayed clearly and in several languages. Can't believe how old some of the artefacts were - some of the oldest were from 700BC. Click on my profile to see my reviews of the other attractions included in the combined 10€ ticket.
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