The Palace of the Grand Master

Stops

18

Stories

79

Type

Indoor

Duration

2h

Audio

Human Voice

Description

A palace built by knights but is actually the product of modern imagination. The Palace of the Grand Master surprises visitors and creates a fascinating tapestry of myth, history, and architecture. As you walk through the main gate, you step back in time on a journey accompanied by imperious Grand Masters, knights, and colonial governors.

Waltz in the Palace of the Grand Master with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Rhodes. Start your tour from the monumental entrance and then continue to explore its interior and listen to the stories about knights, powerful Grand Masters, and ambitious governors. 

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Palace of the Grand Master with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the Palace of the Grand Master is not included.

Preview

Audio Preview

Directions

The Palace of the Grand Master is located at the top of Ippoton (Knights) Street, at the highest point of the medieval city. It can be reached either from the west via the D'Amboise gate, or from the Arnaldo gate or the Freedom gate and going up Ippoton (Knights) Street.

Leonidas Argyros

A grumpy man with a PhD. He is fascinated by words; when he sees them forming beautiful sentences he feels like an apprentice wizard who just produced fancy potions out of cauldrons full of frog legs and tears of bats. In his spare time he roams about town or watches anything produced and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, an inexhaustible source of similes. In Canada, he learned to love the cold, but he is much happier working in Athens.

See all by Leonidas Argyros

Contributors

Clio Muse

Main Photo: © Νίκος Μαστροχρήστος

1.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palazzo_dei_gran_maestri_di_rodi,_entrata_principale_01.JPG © sailko

2.3 © Nikos Mastrochristos

2.4 © Nikos Mastrochristos

  1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palace_of_the_Grand_Masters_of_Rhodes_-_Main_courtyard.jpg © Bernard Gagnon
  2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palace_of_the_Grand_Master_of_the_Knights_of_Rhodes_(9451883053).jpg © Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
  3. © Nikos Zacharioudakis

5.2 © Nikos Mastrochristos

5.3 © Nikos Zacharioudakis

  1. © Nikos Zacharioudakis

6.2 © Nikos Mastrochristos

  1. © Nikos Mastrochristos
  2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tiger_Chamber.jpg © Bernard Gagnon

8.2 © Nikos Mastrochristos

  1. © Nikos Mastrochristos
  2. © Nikos Mastrochristos

10.2 © Nikos Zacharioudakis

  1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhodos388.JPG © User:Piotrus
  2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palace_of_the_Grand_Master_of_the_Knights_of_Rhodes_(9451644671).jpg © Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

12.2 © Nikos Mastrochristos

  1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palazzo_dei_gran_maestri_di_rodi,_mosaico_bizantino_da_kos_occ.le,_450-500_ca..JPG © sailko

13.4 © Nikos Mastrochristos

  1. © Nikos Mastrochristos

15.4 © Nikos Mastrochristos

15.5 © Nikos Mastrochristos 

  1. © Nikos Mastrochristos
  2. © Nikos Mastrochristos
  3. © Nikosmastrochristos

18.2 © Nikos Mastrochristos

Details

Entrance of the Palace of the Grand Master

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Palace of the Grand Master.  It can be reached either from the west via the D’Amboise gate, or from the Arnaldo gate or the Freedom gate and going up Ippoton (Knights) Street. The only way to get there is  by car until the gates and then on foot.

The tour ends at the second room with stalls, located on the first floor of the palace.
  • Self-guided audio tour in English  on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges
  • Entrance fee to the Palace of the Grand Master.
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please consider that admission fees for the Palace of the Grand Master are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app). No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB).
  • Not all areas of the Palace are accessible via wheelchair.
  • Admission fees are not included in this product.
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

Monumental Entrance, Inner Courtyard, Chapel, Tropaion Room, Laocoön Room, Medusa Room, Tiger Room, Ribbed Vault Room, Colonnades Room, Thyrsus Room, Nymph and Seahorse Room, Dolphins Room, Gladiator Corridor, Malta Room, Nine Muses Room, Stall Room

Daily 08:00 – 20:00

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes)

The Palace of the Grand Master is located at the top of Ippoton Street, at the highest point of the medieval city. It can be reached either from the west via the D’Amboise gate, or from the Arnaldo gate or the Freedom gate and going up Ippoton Street

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Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

This tour is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. image/svg+xml