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“Historically Interesting But Lacking Information.”

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
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Ranked #2 of 117 things to do in Rhodes Town
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I am currently engaged in a project evaluating the relationship between the Knights Templar and Hospitaller and the opportunity to visit this spectacle during the course of an Eastern Mediterranean cruise could not be missed. Disappointingly the building has clearly undergone considerable renovation and I regret to say does not look authentic. That being said it is an impressive palace located at the top of the equally impressive 'Street of the Knights' and although considerable in size the opportunity to exhibit and describe Hospittaler material had not been maximised and the number of exhibits were not great. What were on display contained very little description or explanation by way of notices and the museum is crying out for a multi-national audio guide for the assistance of visitors. The authorities in Rhodes charge a nominal 6 Euro entrance fee and clearly do not maximise on what is a major attraction in the capital town. There was a large umber of attendants present in every room in the palace but their function appeared to be purely security as any questions posed to them did not produce much authoritative information. There is a lot of room for improvement and development in this museum which could greatly enhance the facility which did not provide me with any enhanced knowledge.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Great history and amazing palace. Lots of walking so be comfortable, but well worth the visit. The surrounding area is very beautiful and interesting.

Thank Marcia B
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

After climbing the Street of the Knights (Ippoton) this is a must to see. The exhibitions are good but I agree about access. They need at least handrails on the steps. If you are over 60 and from the UK ask for a senior ticket. After you have done this go through the gate and have lunch at Fainos (see review) you will have earnt it.

Thank Brian A
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Interestingly (although not authentically) restored by the Italians during the last century.
Entry 6 Euros.

Thank LainyNorthWales_UK
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Approaching the Palace you are greeted by an impressive entrance and once inside you have many areas to explore. Up a flight of stairs (there is no diabled access to this area as far as I could see) you walk through many large rooms with floor mosaics, paintings, sculptures and other artefacts. Most of the mosaics seem to have been originated on the island of Kos. There is also a section on the Knights of Malta to discover. There are many staff in attendance who are to provide additional information on the exhibits. On the ground floor there are another series of rooms that have artefacts including jewellery that concentrate on the hisory of Rhodes and its archaeology. The information about the exhibits are written in both Greek and English.

This is really a stunning place to visit and well worth the time spent

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