the city outside the walls
There is so much to see and experience in Rhodes, there are so many choices for visitors, that they could never lose
interest.One could spend days walking
in center of the City, which offers excellent examples of European Architecture
of the early 20th century.
The Post office building, was constructed
during the first years of the Italian occupation by the Italian architect
Florestano di Fausto. During the Italian occupation of the island it was used
as the Post-Office (Palazzo delle Poste) and its function today remains the
The Prefecture of Dodecanese building,
formerly the Governor’s Palace,was
built in 1927. It is a combination of many different architectural styles and
its style strongly resembles that of the Doge’s Palacein Venice.
The Evangelismos Church (Church of the
Annunciation), the Town Hall and the National Theatre are a few more buildings
that keep the memories of the island’s Italian past alive.
Visitors can even enjoy the sun and the
blue sea at the cosmopolitan Elli beach atthe northern tip of Rhodes town, dotted with multi-coloured umbrellas,
many canteens and a diving platform called the “Trabolino”. Modern hotels line
on the beach which is one of the most popular on the island the beautifully renovated, historic Grande
Albergo delle Rose which operates today as a Casino and five-star boutique