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In the shadow of the Palace of the Grand Masters and the Acropolis of Lindos, the ancient city of Kamiros receives less attention and traffic -- but this isn't a bad thing. One TripAdvisor reviewer says: "The ruins aren't very crowded and there are no shops, so take some water with you if it's a very hot day. This is a very pleasant experience and well worth a visit."

Excavation of the site is ongoing, so you might catch some archaeologists at work. What they've discovered -- though modest -- is still fascinating to behold, travelers say. Hellenistic houses, public baths, a small acropolis and a temple are just some of the uncovered structures.

One Virtual Tourist comments, "As well as the great historic remains at Kamiros, the views from the top of the settlement are out of this world with the beautiful rolling hills all around you, dropping down to the beautiful western coastline."

You can visit Ancient Kamiros on the northwestern coast of the island Tuesdays through Sundays, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the summer. In winters, the site closes at 3 p.m. Similar historical sites on Rhodes cost about €3 EUR (approximately $4.25 USD).

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Start your tour of Rhodes Town at the top: from the top of city walls, that is, where you can snap photos of this well-preserved medieval city's harbor, rooftops, fortifications and moat. Then begin strolling the city streets, where you'll find shops, inns, bars and restaurants housed in the same thick stone of the 14th century. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Rhodes Town hosts some beautiful structures recalling days gone by. Its Palace of the Grand Master and Archaeological Museum are the two most popular attractions, but you should also swing by the Street of Knights, an unforgettable thoroughfare with its low arches and cobblestone way. The southeastern Old Jewish Quarter is a tight network of cafés surrounding the beautiful Kahal Shalom Synagogue. Nearby, the Süleymaniye Mosque reminds onlookers of the Ottoman Empire's vast dominion in this region of the world.

An IgoUgo.com user remembers: "It's a wonderful feeling when you see actual historical relics coexisting w/ the hustle & bustle of modern times. It's like being in a time travel warp!"

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