Our Apartments Location
Just a few meters away from the central port of Rhodes and about 50m away from the old town's market place
Galini Apartments is ideally located right inside the medieval old town of Rhodes
Galini apartment is less than 50 meters away from shops ,mini markets and taverns.
Both harbors are less than 10 minutes away,the center of Old Town is 5 minutes walk and Rhodes Town less than 15 minutes ,as well as the famous Elli Beach.
Also the famous Theater of medieval moat 'Melina Merkouri' is at 200m
Medieval city of Rhodes
The Medieval Town. The visitor should not be misled by the term "Medieval Town" into thinking that what he will see is a ruined and deserted city, such as Mystras in the Southern Peloponnese. The Old Town of Rhodes is a bustling neighborhood of some 6,000 people, who live and work in the same buildings in which the Knights of St. John lived six centuries ago; as a living monument to the past it must be nearly unique in Europe, if not the world. Even the visitor whose stay in Rhodes is for no more than a few hours should not neglect to walk around it.
The Old Town continues today to be divided into the two parts which made it up in the time of the Knights: the northern part, which was the internal fortress of the Knights, known as the Castello, and which contained the official buildings; and the larger southern part, called the Chora, where the Greeks, the Europeans who were not members of the Order and the Jews lived. These two parts of the town were separated by a wall running approximately parallel to the line of Sokratous street, the old Bazaar.city guide
Lindos and the The Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos, with its medieval alleys, its ancient monuments and historic houses is considered by many as the most beautiful village of Rhodes. Its imposing castle, dramatically build on top of a steep cliff overlooking the village is Lindos' more prominent landmark.
Inside the walls, the ancient temple of Athena and other important monuments speak of an age of prosperity, when Lindos was one of the leading shipping ports of the ancient world. Spectacular cliffs give their place to picturesque sandy coves, while the views towards the small lagoon of St Paul (Agios Paulos) are simply magnificent.read more
Monastery of tsambika
Tsambika Monastery is a Byzantine Church on the island of Rhodes in Greece, or as I like to call it ‘the church with all the wax babies’. The legend attached to the church is that any woman having problems conceiving, should walk the 300+ steps to the monastery to pray the the Virgin.
She will then be blessed with children. If a child is born after this and you live on Rhodes it is said that you must call a boy Tsambikos or Tsampika if its a girl. As a mother of eight you can imagine that I made sure that my shoes were well and truly tied on.
The walk up is hard, the steps are gradual and there are around 350 to negotiate. Every step has it’s number painted on, we did the whole ‘hey kids let’s count the numbers!’ from the bottom and it’s a lot easier if you don’t tell them how many steps there are! The views as you get towards the top are amazing and if you are struggling with the steps but still want to look cool in front of your travelling buddies you can use the old ‘ooo can we stop to admire the view?’ excuse.book a trip