It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Rhodini Park is one of the oldest parks of the world. Its luxuriant vegetation along with its running waters and little lakes compose a beautiful cool landscape which you can visit for a few moments of tranquility and relaxation, only 2 kilometers south of the city of Rhodes.
Rhodini is a typical example of landscape architecture of the Hellenistic period, the way they used to be made during the 2nd and 3rd century B.C., however the location was known long before that and according to tradition, in the spot used to stand the famous rhetorical school of Aeschines.
Inside the park there is a small zoo, where the cute deers of Rhodes live. Rhodini used to operate as a park during the years of the Turkish rule and during the age of the Knights, a period when within its borders the mansion of the Grand Masters used to stand.
A place with such a longstanding history is only natural to be considered of great archaeological significance. Above Rhodini there is the Ptolemaeum, a big square-shaped monument, which used to serve as a family tomb dedicated to Ptolemaios. In the same area there is the necropolis of Rhodes, an ancient cemetery dating back to the 4th century B.C.
There are also a few smaller buildings with arched roofs, alcoves for the placement of statues and altars, that used to operate as temples.