Museums

 Open Hours and Prices For the Archeological sites of Rhodes

The Palace of the Grand Master (Byzantine Museum)

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 Walking up the street of the Knights, at the top and to the right is the Grand Master’s Palace which also serves as the Byzantine Museum. Opposite the palace amongst the ruins from different historical periods, one can determine the ruins of the Catholic Church of St. John.

The Grand Masters Palace was built below the Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes where originally the Temple of the Sun God stood. In the same place, in the 7th century, there was also a Byzantine Palace, and then in the 14th century the Knights of St John built the palace as the residence of the Grand Master as an administrative center. It was destroyed in 1856 by a large explosion of gunpowder that was hidden in the basement of the of St John Church.

museums2The Grand Masters Palace was then rebuilt according to the original drawings by the Italians in 1940. In 1988 it hosted the summit of the EEC. It occasionally holds exhibitions and major cultural events.

 
Address: Street of the Knights, Medieval City, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Telephone number: 22413 65270
  

  The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

museums3The Hospital of the Knights was built in 1440 and completed by the Grand Master d’Aubusson (1476– 1503).

This monumental and bioclimaticly designed building now houses the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, which exhibits archaeological finding from different parts of Rhodes and the surrounding islands.
 

Address: Street of the Knights, Medieval City, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Telephone number: 22413 65256  


The Decorative Arts Collection
 
The Decorative Arts Collection includes objects from the Ethnographic Collection of the Italians, the Folklore Archives of the Dodecanese with donations, seizure and excavations of the Archaeological Service Dodecanese, reflecting the elegance of the inhabitants of the island in modern times. The collection includes costumes, embroidery, woodwork, metalwork and pottery objects. Among them are the specimens of pottery of Nice (16th-19th centuries), Armenian dishes from the Kutahya houses, jugs with decorations of monstrous figures, local pottery samples from the villages of Rhodes, plus 19th and 20th century European Origin ceramics, woodcuts and other objects. An important place held among the exhibitions, are the female costumes from Symi, Astypalaia, Karpathos, Nisyros, Tilos, Halki and Embona in Rhodes.
 
Address: Argyrokastrou Square- Medieval City, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Telephone number:22413 65246
 

The Museum of Modern Greek Art

museums6Includes collections of paintings and engravings representing Greek art from the 20th century’s distinguished artists,numerous sculptures, drawings and documents. These collections describe the history of Greece over the last hundred years.

It includes organized exhibitions of 20th century Greek art from nationwide and international talent, innovative artistic inventions in nature, reports on prominent Greek and foreign artists, historical documents/reports and other visual arts of Dodecanesian origin. (http://mgamuseum.gr).


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Nestoridion Melathron

Address: G. Haritou Square, Hundred Palms, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Phone Number: 22410 43780- 82
 

-Nestoridion Melathron- New Building

Address: Paola Nestoridou Street (ex Ko Street)- Rhodes 85100, Greece
Phone Number: 22410 25780
 

-Museum of Modern Greek Art (Art Gallery)

Address: Symi Square, Medieval City, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Telephone number: 22410 23766 and 22410 36646


-Museum of Modern Greek Art- Syssitio

Address: Sokratous Street, Medieval City, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Telephone number: 22410 36646  


The Aquarium of Rhodes or Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes

museums7Located on the Northern tip of the island it was built by the Italians in 1934. In 1937 it began working as a research unit called the Royal Institute of Marine Biology of Rhodes, (Reale Instituto di Ricerch Biogiche di Rodi).

Since 1947 following the incorporation of the Dodecanese to Greece it has operated under the supervision of the Academy of Athens as Hydrobiological Institute. Then since 1963 it has worked as a museum, aquarium and a scientific research unit for the Mediterranean.
 
Address: Kos Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Telephone number:22410 27308
Website: www.hcmr.gr
 


Hipparchus (traditional first windmill in Mandraki harbor of Rhodes)


museums8Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service (HNHS) is the governmental cartographic organization which is responsible for the production and dissemination of updated official nautical charts and publications concerning Hellenic and adjacent waters.

In order to meet the needs of the mariners in the area of south-eastern Greece and especially in Dodekanisa Islands the Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service operates a new distribution office of all its products at the refurnished first windmill at Mandraki port in Rhodes Island.

The above office is directly connected with the Headquarters of the Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service for consecutive updating of all the nautical publications and provisions of information to the mariners.museums9
Moreover at the windmill operates a small exhibiting area of historical hydrographic and oceanographic instruments as well as a number of historical photos.

A new series of republished historical nautical charts (Dodekanisos – July 1946, NE Hellenic Coast jan. 1939) is provided in a few numbers of copies.



 
 
The Jewish Museum of Rhodes

museums10The Jewish Museum of Rhodes opens for the first time in 1997. Aron Hasson ,attorney, from Los Angeles and Rhodian third generation, is the founder and the one who inspired the idea of creating a museum. He noticed the lack of awareness for the unique history of the Community of the local community and visitors to the island. So as a first step in October 1997, on his own initiative and funding, opened its doors to an exhibition with photographs in the space next to the Synagogue, where was the women’s section.

At the same time he founded the Foundation «Rhodes Historical Foundation», a nonprofit organization that was used as a vehicle to promote this goal and started collecting photos, stories and material objects from Rhodians from abroad but also from various other sources from around the world as donations for the continuation of the purpose.

Also created a website to be a resource for people interested in the history of the Jews of Rhodes and those planning to travel to Rhodes. Gradually, the motivation and the economic contribution of the Community and individual donors Museum extended its area tripled and after repairs in 2006 reopened with renovated a number of interesting exhibits.

Address: Simmiou & Dossiadou str. Mediaval Town, next to the Synagogue «Kahal Shalom» in the same complex

Telephone number: 22410 22364
Website: www.jewishrhodes.org, www.rhodesjewishmuseum.org


 

The Bee Museum

This exceptional Museum of Apiculture and Natural History of Greece, offers to the visitors the chance to live a unique experience to see, the wonderful world of bees, through transparent observation hives,  they can learn the tradition and history of beekeeping in Rhodes and the process of making honey.  
 
Address: 5th Km Tsairi- Airport Road, near Pastida Village, Rhodes 85104, Greece
Telephone number: 22410 48200
Website: www.mel.gr
 
 
Rhodian House

Every year on June 23rd the revival custom of Klidonas takes place at this traditional Rhodian house.

Address: 1, Ipirou and Pindou, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Telephone number: 6979 252672
 
 
Preserved Traditional Settlement Koskinou
 
The traditional Koskinou settlement consists of houses with colorful facades, beautiful gardens with typical Rhodian pebble floor designs (chochlakaki), traditional interior wall designs of ceramic plates and woven wall carpets that fascinate its many visitors. Located in Koskinou Village center, the restored house revives the tradition, art and nobility of the people.

Address: Vasileos Georgiou- Koskinou, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Telephone number: 22410 62205


Mineralogy and Paleontology Museum (Palychroni Stamatiadis)

This shows a collection of minerals and fossils from Greece and around the world. They include samples of Laurium, copper and lead minerals, rocks, petrified logs and fossilized plants. In separate displays you can find fossilized marine organisms from earlier times.

Address: 33, Iraklidon Avenue- Ialysos, Rhodes 85101, Greece
Telephone number: 22410 90201 and 6975 595865
 

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