Organized by the Medieval Rose, a non-governmental and not-for-profit cultural organization founded in 2005, the three-day 13th Medieval Rose Festival under the general title “Tradition, History & Myth – The Legend of Rhodes in a Festival” is held in the Medieval City of Rhodes, an UNESCO World Heritage site.
The annual festival features everything from medieval feasts and dragon quests to sword fights and witch chasing, and aims to recreate the history, traditions and legends of Medieval Rhodes. At the same time, the events and re-enactments alluding to the island’s Byzantine and Medieval history aim to foster intercultural exchange.
The festival kicks of on Saturday (June 1) at 6pm with the opening feast, and interesting events include sword fights between knights and pirates, gypsy dancing, medieval board game competitions, the construction of a grand catapult, Medieval music concerts, fire shows and much more.
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The 13th Medieval Rose Festival is co-organized by the South Aegean Region with the support of the Dodecanese Chamber and under the auspices of the shipping ministry.