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Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

Step inside a magnificent medieval building to see a collection of ancient artifacts from Rhodes and its neighboring Dodecanese Islands.

Visit the Archeological Museum of Rhodes to discover fascinating displays of art and antiquities from the Dodecanese Islands. The museum is housed inside the 15th-century Hospital of the Knights of St. John and contains statues, jewelry, tombstones, mosaics and earthenware. These artifacts cover numerous eras, including Classical, Hellenistic and Roman.

Once inside the two-story building, go to the inner courtyard and observe the Hellenistic lion statue holding a bull’s head between its paws. Then climb the grand staircase to a timber-roofed balcony which leads to the museum’s exhibition rooms. 

Find displays of figurines, jewelry and metalwork that were excavated from the ancient Rhodian city of Ialysos. Examine the sculptures of ancient Greek gods, including a marble head of Helios that dates back to the mid to late 2nd century B.C. See intricately-carved gravestones that were discovered at the necropolis of Kameiros. Study amphora painted with images of the ancient Olympic Games and peruse the collection of animal figures from Egypt.

Look out for the collection of Hellenistic and Roman statues. These include a life-size figure of a crouching Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Equally interesting are the displays of millennia-old Mycenaean-era vases. Appreciate the artistry of the collection of Greek mosaics such as the depiction of a centaur holding a rabbit.

The museum also has a number of funerary slabs of some of the Knights of St. John. They feature relief carvings of the dead person or his coat of arms.

The Archeological Museum of Rhodes is situated in the heart of the Old Town, a 10-minute walk from the Tourist Harbor. Combine your visit with a stroll around the old city walls or check out the ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite in Symi Square. 

The museum is open every day except for major public holidays and it closes on Mondays during the winter. Admission charges apply, although entry is free for students, children, persons from the European Union who are over 65 years of age and those accompanying blind and disabled people.


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Lodging Near Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

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Saint Artemios Boutique Hotel

Saint Artemios Boutique Hotel

Ergeiou 8, Rhodes
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Athinas Square and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and Acropolis of Rhodes are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$40
Spot Hotel

Spot Hotel

21 Perikleus Street, Rhodes
3.0
of 5, from 3 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jewish Synagogue Museum, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Acropolis of Rhodes and Temple of Apollo are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$48
Domus Rodos Hotel

Domus Rodos Hotel

Platonos street, 20, Rhodes
3.3
of 5, from 49 reviews
1.0 out of 5.0

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Athinas Square and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and Acropolis of Rhodes are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$77
Lydia Hotel

Lydia Hotel

25th Martiou Street 31, Rhodes
4.0
of 5, from 33 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Rhodes Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Evangelismos Church and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and Rhodes Aquarium are also within 15 minutes.

$36
Savoy Hotel

Savoy Hotel

9 Ethelondon Dodecanission, Rhodes
3.6
of 5, from 13 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Rhodes Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Evangelismos Church, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. Rhodes Aquarium and Acropolis of Rhodes are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$141
Trinity Boutique Hotel

Trinity Boutique Hotel

Perikleous 31-39, Rhodes
5.0
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Rhodes Old Town, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jewish Synagogue Museum, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Acropolis of Rhodes and Temple of Apollo are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$67
Mitsis Petit Palais

Mitsis Petit Palais

3 Stratigou Griva Street, Rhodes
3.8
of 5, from 26 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Rhodes Town, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Maria della Vittoria Church, Rhodes Aquarium, and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and Acropolis of Rhodes are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$77
Amphitryon Boutique Hotel

Amphitryon Boutique Hotel

10, Al. Diakou Str., Rhodes
3.7
of 5, from 35 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Rhodes Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. Rhodes Aquarium and Acropolis of Rhodes are also within 1 mi (2 km).