Riches of Rhodes: Explore the Island’s Heritage During “Open Doors” Event

Once a year, many of Rhode's historic buildings that are not normally accessible to the public open their doors, free of charge.


Will you be in Rhodes at the end of September? Then you’re in luck, as you will have the chance to see part of the island’s rich cultural heritage not normally accessible to visitors.

Every year on the last weekend of September the island holds “Open Doors”, an event that sees historic buildings, not customarily open to the public, receive visitors free of charge for two full days, offering them the opportunity to get to know the architectural and cultural heritage of Rhodes.

The event was launched in 2010 and has since grown to be one of the most popular on the island attracting thousands of participants. Each year a different theme is emphasized, inspired by the island’s diverse cultural history and many unique historical buildings. Lectures, music events, film screenings, workshops, educational programs and exhibitions are held in parallel, making “Open Doors” a true heritage festival for everybody, with lots to see and discover.

“Open Doors” is one of the initiatives undertaken by the Rhodes International Culture & Heritage Society (RICHeS). RICHeS is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to highlight the cultural wealth of Rhodes with an international and multicultural point of view.

Another major event run by RICHeS is “Studium Generale”, a series of lectures given by important authors and speakers from Greece and abroad. The selected speakers and themes align with the philosophy of RICHeS, with interesting topics relating to Rhodes’ (and Greece’s) fascinating history explored in an international context.

For more information: Rhodes RICHeS 


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