RHODES – Old Town

The island of Rhodes is at a crossroads between Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This has given the city and the island many different identities, cultures, architectures, and languages over it long history. Its position in major sea routes has given Rhodes a very rich history. The Old City of Rhodes is surrounded by medieval walls with seven gates, and to enter any of these gates is to enter another world. This is the place where a handful of Knights were the last Christian holdouts in a part of the world that had become completely dominated by Muslims. When the city finally did fall after a seige that exhausted both defenders and beseigers, 2000 Christians had died in the defense of the city. The Turks had lost 50,000 trying to take it. The citadel of Rhodes is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Release Dates

2008, 2015

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: RHODES
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: yes
  • Location: RHODES, Greece