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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!"
Rhodes Town is at the northern tip of the island. Bus routes connect other part of the island to the town, or you can catch a ferry from one of the neighboring islands.
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On the eastern shores of Rhodes, Lindos is, at first glance, a whitewashed town with overpriced cafés and cheap tourist shops. Many of its streets and parking lots are lined with tour buses. There is even a claustrophobic beach, dotted with white umbrellas and squeezed in a tight cove. But while your arrival to this over-commercialized village might make you question why you've come, your patience will be well worth it.
Your reward: The Acropolis of Lindos.
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