Rhodes Old Town6 May, 2017
The Old Town in Rhodes is the oldest inhabitted medieval town in Europe and more than 6.000 people are still living inside. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is inscribed in the World Heritage Sites List of the Convention for the Protection of World Heritage of the UNESCO. This list recognizes the exceptional value of a cultural site so that it may be protected for the benefit of all Humanity.
The walls of the Old Town are in very good condition and they are more than 4 km long. There is a moat outside the Old Town used for a better protection. The Medieval City has seven Gates. The St Catherine's Gate (or Marine Gate) was the main gate of the town. The D'Amboise Gate the most impressive Gate, The St Anthony's Gate, The St John's Gate, The Apostle Paul Gate, The St Athanasius Gate and the Port or Mills Gate. As well as the historical interests that draw many visitors, the Medieval City also hosts a wide variety of hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.