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The Turkish quarter of Rhodes

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The Clock Tower of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Old Market Street in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Lane Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Street in the Turkish Rhodes - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)Neighborhood House Turkish Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

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General
{1/} The Turkish quarter (Tourkiki Sinikía)(sixteenth century / eighteenth century) is the former "village" or "burgo" Chora called by the Greeks in the south / southeast Collachium , which contained in 1522 some 5000 inhabitants and overflowing churches, often of Byzantine origin. Over the years, palaces and charities had increased in this area: the commercial court , archbishop , St. Catherine Hospice , et cetera.

Paschal lamb in the Turkish district of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The Ottomans settled in the walled city, while the Greek inhabitants were forced to move to the new town (Neo Chorio) to the location of the modern Rhodes today. During the years of the Turkish occupation , the old town was the exclusive Turks and Jews . The Greeks were allowed to enter the old city only during the day and those who were taken after nightfall were likely to be beheaded.

Location

The Turkish quarter of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The Turkish quarter is located south-west of the old city and is bounded by the street Socrates (Sokratous) to the north and the street Pericles (Perikleous) to the east.
The Turkish quarter of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The Turkish quarter of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

VisitsVisits

The Turkish quarter
The Ottomans left some traces of their long occupation: countless stalls recall the old bazaar, Turkish fountains enthroned on each place, houses built on arches line the streets, balconies typical Ottoman houses have been added to .
Turkish fountain square Hippocrates Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Turkish fountain, place Hippocratic Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Ottoman house in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Door mosque in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.An alley of the Turkish district of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The Church of St. Kiriaki near the Porte Saint-Jean Rhodes - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)
The Turkish quarter of Rhodes photographed by Lucien Leroy 1911. Click to enlarge the image.Many Christian churches were converted to the Islamic religion after 1523, as the church of the Holy Apostles ( Suleymaniye Mosque ) Kavakli Mestchiti the site of a Christian basilica primitive Demirli Djami on the site of a Byzantine church, the church of Agios Phanourios(ed Din Jami mosque Péial) Djelil Abdul Jami , the church of Agia Triada(Dolapli Mestchiti), below right against the church Agia Paraskevi(Taketji mosque).

Agia Triada church or mosque Dolapli Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The conversion of a church into a mosque (Jami) was done by adding a minaret and a fountain. Byzantine churches which were converted into mosques or madrasas (Islamic schools) have resumed since regaining their original appearance, although in some cases, a portal or a truncated minaret betray their use during the Ottoman occupation.

It is fourteen ancient mosques, almost all of the sixteenth century

Other buildings were also adapted to Turkish customs, but from the start of the Turks, many traces have been destroyed or removed, although it remains to Rhodes one Muslim community with its own cultural and religious institutions.

Photography Rhodes Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.Saw the walls of Rhodes is, photography Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.
Street at the foot of the ramparts of Rhodes, photography Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.Street at the foot of the towers Rhodes, photography Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.Street at the foot of a tower in Rhodes, photography by Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.
The Clock Tower
Leaving the Palace of the Knights from the right, we come almost immediately by the street instead Orfeos Soliman where students left the Clock Tower (Pyrgos tou Orologiou)nineteenth century (behind the Suleymaniye Mosque ), three-storey tower, a gift from the Turks Tachti Pasha during his visit to Rhodes in 1851 when he went to England. The tower was built on the site of a medieval tower guard.

The tower served as an observation.

From the top of the clock, the panoramic view of the city is beautiful.

Clock Tower. Click to enlarge the image.Clock Tower. Click to enlarge the image.Clock Tower - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)
The tower is open daily from 9 am to 1 pm in the summer (except up to 17 h).

Entry Fee: € 6 with a free drink on the café terrace (discounts and free for children).

The clock tower in Rhodes view from the Palace of the Grand Masters. Click to enlarge the image.Clock Tower in Rhodes by night. Click to enlarge the image.Saw the walls of Rhodes is, photography Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.
Socrates Street
Socrates Rhodes Street at dusk. Click to enlarge the image.Socrates Street (Sokratous), very busy, was the main channel of the bazaar. It takes the route of the enclosure which closed the Collachium south.

Socrates Street Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

Aga Mosque
Minaret of the mosque of Aga Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Turkish district of Rhodes - Mosque of the Aga. Click to enlarge the image.Browse Socrates Street to the old mosque of Aga (Aga Jami), mid-way street, at the corner of the street Fanourios , which breaks the alignment shops.

An aga was a Ottoman garrison commander.

The Suleymaniye Mosque
Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.At the corner of Socrates stands the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent (sixteenth century), the largest mosque in Rhodes, founded shortly after the siege in 1522 on the site of the Byzantine church of the Holy Apostles (Aghioi Apostoli ).

Mosque of Soliman Rhodes portal. Click to enlarge the image.The mosque, the vast central dome and smaller domes side is accessible through an elegant portal of the Italian Renaissance.

Mosque of Soliman Rhodes before restoration. Click to enlarge the image.Mosque of Soliman Rhodes before restoration. Click to enlarge the image.Suleymaniye Mosque was rebuilt in the nineteenth century

It was reopened to the public in 2005 after 18 years of restoration work, including its minaret 34 m high.

Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Its stone minaret is a landmark when sinking into the streets.

Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Window of a house in Rhodes Ottoman. Click to enlarge the image.
View of the Mosque of Soliman Rhodes from the clock tower. Click to enlarge the image.Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Mosque of Soliman Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Turkish Library
Rhodes Library Ottoman. Click to enlarge the image.On the other side of the street Ipodamou the library of Turkey Ahmet Havuz was built in 1794 to commemorate his visit to Rhodes , it contains the chronic siege of Rhodes in 1522 and has Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and that illuminated Korans.
Library Muslim Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Library Muslim Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Library Turkish Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Street Andronicou
Andronicou street in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.You pass the outdoor theater which hosts folk performances.
St. Fanouriou Street
{1/} In St. Fanouriou street (Agios Phanourios) is the church of the same name(thirteenth century) decorated with frescoes. It was transformed into a mosque under Ottoman occupation (mosque Pial-ed-din).

In the neighborhood behind the Gothic porch, lie the ruins of the great church "Demirli Jami"(fourteenth century) in a cross inscribed and decorated with frescoes. It was destroyed by English bombing during WWII.

Saint Fanouriou Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Saint Fanouriou Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Saint Fanouriou Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Saint Fanouriou near Rhodes Street Ergiou - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)Saint Fanouriou near Rhodes Street Ergiou. Click to enlarge the image.Fanourios street in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Street Thucydite
Thucydite street in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Thucydite street in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Street Zinonos
Zinonos street in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Street Ergiou
Courtyard hostel Street Ergiou Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Ergiou street is the hostel Rhodes (for the adventurous ...)
Mustafa Mosque
Minaret of the Mosque of Mustafa Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Mustafa mosque in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fanourios from the street, turn right into the street leading to the square Zininos Arionos where stands the mosque of Mustafa (Moustafa Dzami)eighteenth century (1765).
Turkish Baths
The square Arionos (Plateia Arionos), Turkish bath (Dimotika Loutra) this hammam sixteenth century, has been recently restored. The building was once the chapel of the Franciscans, beside which stood the tomb of Grand Master Robert Juillac , who died in 1377.

The hammam (steam hot baths) depends on the town and is open to men and women in two separate rooms. Come up with a towel and toiletries.

The baths are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 19 pm. Large influx of population Rhodian Saturday.

Entrance Fee: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 3 € Wednesday and Saturday: 2 €.

Recep Pasha Mosque
Recep Pasha Mosque and Mosque of Mustafa Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Recep Pasha Mosque (1588) is located Dorieos site, east of Agios Phanourios, we can see some ceramic fragments and elements of a Byzantine church. The mosque is neglected, we can also see the adjacent fountain where Muslims made their ablutions.
Argyrokastrou Square Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Recep Pasha Mosque in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fountain Recep Pasha Mosque in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Street Ipodamou
Ippodamou street in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Homer Street
Street Omirou Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Street Omirou Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Homer Rhodes Street. Click to enlarge the image.Homer Rhodes Street. Click to enlarge the image.
Demosthenes Street
Demosthenes street in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Ibrahim Pasha Mosque
Ibrahim Pasha Mosque in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The mosque of Ibrahim Pasha (1531) is located west of the street Pythagoras and is the oldest mosque preserved but has undergone recent changes (revised 1930).

General Information

General
Odós Sokratous GR - 851 00 Ródos (Nissi Ródos)
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Romios
15 rue Sophocles

Phone: 00 30 22410 25549

Romios Restaurant Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Romios Restaurant Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Romios Restaurant Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

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