culture & heritage
In Rhodes every corner of the town, every
stone on the island hides a small part of its 2400-year history. The meeting
point of three continents, Rhodes has known many civilizations that have left
their imprint on the island, from the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the
Byzantines, followed by The Order of the Knights of St. John, the Ottomans, and
Rhodes is myth, history, heritage, a mosaic
of cultures and images from yesterday and today that look to tomorrow. A
meeting place of scholars, artists and personalities from all over the world.
We invite you to see, feel and live the unique cultural identity of Rhodes.
A few of the most important exhibits in the
Grave stele of Krito and Timarista
Marble head of Helios
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 painting
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 the history of Greece 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.
This historical building, located near the
entrance of the Medieval Town in Symi Square, houses the collection ofengravings and a portion of the permanent
collection of sculpture. 2 Symi Square tel: +30 22410-23766
modern art center / Palaio sissitio
In 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. From
time to time, the Modern Art Center organizes exhibitions of works of art
created by contemporary artists.
new art gallery / Nestoridion
The Nestoridion New Art Gallery is located
in the picturesque Hundred Palms Square near the historic Grande Albergo delle
Rose. The multi-storey building was Donated by Ioannis and Paola Nestoridis,
and it hosts the permanent collection of paintings. It has a small open-air
amphitheatre and a lecture hall. Educational programs, lectures and other
events related to art are held there.
Recently a new wing, of impressive modern
architecture, has been addedand along
with the main Nestoridion Art Gallery creates a major cultural reference point
in the center of the city, aiming to revitalize and enhance the cutural life of Rhodes, hosting quality artistic events, exhibitions and meetings.