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Last updated: 19 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: John Malathronas

Just inside of St. Athanasius Gate and close to every sight in the Old Town, is this 2018 winner of Europe’s Historic Hotel awards.

It’s indistinguishable from the cluster of medieval townhouses surrounding it; sensitive restoration has even left the original wooden beams standing.

Each room sports an original painting; breakfast is both freshly cooked and tailored to your appetites; every bathroom has a rain shower, and the family suite sports a private full-blown hammam.

Plus, it comes with its own lovers’ legend of the ‘Blue Jewel’ which you can read about there: a Greek best-seller was based on it.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece[0.4 miles]

This small, compact museum – the best in Rhodes – is well laid out and full of interesting exhibits. Don’t miss the dainty statue of Bathing Aphrodite – so modern, it could’ve been fashioned by Bernini – and the head of God Helios that served as a prototype for busts of Alexander the Great.

Best for ages: 18+ | £7

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Palace of the Grand Master

Palace of the Grand Master

Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece[0.4 miles]

The headquarters of the Grand Masters of the Order of St. John is an exceptional fortress-cum-palace, mainly because of the daring Italian facelift in the 1930s. The makeover was criticised by historians, but for many art lovers, the final gothic/art-deco fusion works surprisingly well.

Best for ages: 18+ | £5

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Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley

Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece[18.6 miles]

A 600-care nature reserve where Jersey tiger moths congregate between June and September to mate (and subsequently starve themselves to death). They nestle in droves on branches of the indigenous gum tree forest and fly about in their black- and orange-tinted wings creating a surrealistic spectacle.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free | 4 months

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