The historic medieval city of Rhodes will be restored in a bid to preserve the historic city and prevent the damage that mass tourism often brings with it.
The Greek Culture Ministry has formed a plan to preserve the beautiful city, which is located on the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese, by creating three zones — the monumental, the residential, and the commercial zones — which will allow them to both maintain the city’s historic beauty while keeping the tourism sector on the island sustainable and thriving.
Currently, the Ministry owns a total of 365 properties within the medieval city of Rhodes, and 50 of those properties are located on the main street in the historic area.
Properties in the monumental zone could be turned into luxury accommodation or venues for cultural events, and those in the residential zone may be turned into boutique hotels or homes as part of the renovation. The businesses located in the commercial zones will be provided with opportunities to enhance their shops to promote local products.
The medieval city of Rhodes is a stunning combination of the many historic periods of the island, which played a crucial role during the Crusades, and later came under Ottoman and Italian rule.