Up the hill close to the airport is the Paleocastro, or Acropolis.
The ruins may not be of great interest to many but you can scramble around for a good hour. Probably the best time to go is just before sunset as the vantage point is superb for sunset photos over the surrounding small islands and sea.

Castle and Museum

On the headland above the harbour sits the ruins of the 14th Century Castle of the Knights of St John, one of many Crusader Fortresses built throughout the Dodecanese. This is now home to the island museum and houses some interesting artefacts and archealogy. The Greek flag proudly flies from the top most point of the fortress.

Herreshoff Marine Museum

Bristol history has always been linked to boat building and related industries. In the late 19th century, the Herreshoff brothers formed the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Between 1893 and 1934, they designed and built eight consecutive successful America’s Cup Defenders, as well as the first torpedo boats for the US Navy. Located on the site of the former shipyard, the Herreshoff Marine Museum is a world-class museum and a ‘must stop’ for all boat lovers in New England.

America’s Cup Hall of Fame

Located across the street from the Herreshoff Museum, the America’s Cup Hall of Fame is a tribute to the world’s most distinguished international yachting competition, established 155 years ago! The museum retraces the history of this prestigious event and includes the fully rigged 1992 IACC yacht ‘Defiant’, along with defender and challenger half-models. The “Hall of Honor” contains historic photographs, portraits and biographies of America’s Cup winners. Open Tue to Sun in season from 10am-5pm.

Tel: (401) 253 5000

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The very charming village of Woods Hole is located a few miles west of Falmouth. It is home to the largest private non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, dedicated to the study of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system. An Exhibition Center is open to the public, and educational tours are available. The best way to get to Woods Hole from Falmouth is by bike or by trolley. Tel: (508) 289 2252 (Information) Tel: (508) 289 2663 (Exhibition Center and Gift Shop)