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This article is about the Greek island of Rhodes. For other uses, see Rhodes (disambiguation).
Rhodes
Ρόδος
Palace of the Grand Master in the city of Rhodes
Palace of the Grand Master in the city of Rhodes
Geography
Coordinates: 36°10′N 28°00′E / 36.167, 28Coordinates: 36°10′N 28°00′E / 36.167, 28
Island Chain: Dodecanese
Area:[1] 1,400.684 km² (541 sq.mi.)
Highest Mountain: Mount Attavyros (1,216 m (3,990 ft))
Government
Flag of Greece Greece
Periphery: South Aegean
Prefecture: Dodecanese
Capital: Rhodes, Greece
Statistics
Population: 117,007 (as of 2001)
Density: 84 /km² (216 /sq.mi.)
Postal Code: 85x xx
Area Code: 2241-2247
License Code: ΡΟ
Website
Rhodes City

Dodecanese Prefecture Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Look up Rhodes in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 171 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 171 pixel, file size: 28 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Castle of Maltan Knights in Rhodos city. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... The Dodecanese (Greek Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, Turkish Onikiada, both meaning twelve islands; Italian Dodecaneso) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs ... The Dodecanese (Greek Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, Turkish Onikiada, both meaning twelve islands; Italian Dodecaneso) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. ... This article is about the Greek city of Rhodes. ...

Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος Rhódhos) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, situated in eastern Aegean Sea. This Greek island lies approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) to the west of Turkey, situated between the Greek mainland and the island of Cyprus. As of 2001, it had a population of 117,007 of which 53,709 resided in the capital city of the island. Greek ( IPA: or simply IPA: — Hellenic) has a documented history of 3,500 years, the longest of any single natural language in the Indo-European language family. ... The Dodecanese (Greek Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, Turkish Onikiada, both meaning twelve islands; Italian Dodecaneso) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. ... Look up Aegean Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the Greek city of Rhodes. ...


Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today Rhodes is a major international tourist destination. The island has also been called Italian Rodi; Turkish Rodos; Ottoman Turkish: ردوس Rodos; Ladino: Rodi or Rodes. “The Colossus of Rhodes” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Wonders of the World (disambiguation). ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Ottoman Turkish (Turkish: or , Ottoman Turkish: ‎ ) was the variant of the Turkish language that was used as the administrative and literary language of the Ottoman Empire. ... Not to be confused with Ladin. ...

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Geography

Topography of Rhodes
Topography of Rhodes

The island of Rhodes is shaped like a spearhead, 79.7 km (49.5 mi) long and 38 km (24 mi) wide, with a total area of approximately 1,400 square kilometres (541 sq mi) and a coastline of approximately 220 km (137 mi). The city of Rhodes is located at the far northern end of the island, including the site of the ancient and modern commercial harbour. The main air gateway (Diagoras International Airport, IATA code: RHO) is located 14 km (9 mi) to the southwest of the city in Paradisi. The road network radiates from the city along the east and west coasts. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (969x975, 838 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rhodes ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (969x975, 838 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rhodes ... A spearhead is the head of a spear. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... This article is about the Greek city of Rhodes. ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... Diagoras Airport is located on the island of Rhodes, Greece. ... Paradisi (Greek: Παραδείσι) is a village on the northern coast of the island of Rhodes, Greece. ...


In terms of flora and fauna, Rhodes is closer to Asia Minor than to the rest of Greece. The interior of the country is mountainous, sparsely inhabited and covered with forests of pine (Pinus brutia) and cypress (Cupressus sempervirens). The island is home to Rhodian deer. In Petaludes Valley, known in English as the Valley of the Butterflies, large numbers of tiger moths gather in the summer. Mount Attavyros, at 1,216 metres (3,990 ft), is the island's highest point of elevation. While the shores are stony, the island has arable strips of land where citrus fruit, wine grapes, vegetables, olives and other crops are grown. In Botany a Flora (or Floræ) is a collective term for plant life and can also refer to a descriptive catalogue of the plants of any geographical area, geological period, etc. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life. ... Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to the Asian portion of Turkey. ... Subgenera Subgenus Strobus Subgenus Ducampopinus Subgenus Pinus See Pinus classification for complete taxonomy to species level. ... Binomial name Cupressus sempervirens L. Cupressus sempervirens, the Mediterranean Cypress, is a species of cypress native to the eastern Mediterranean region, in northeast Libya, southeast Greece (Crete, Rhodes), southern Turkey, Cyprus, western Syria, Lebanon and western Jordan, and also a disjunct population in Iran. ... Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Author: Leach, 1815 Type species: Arctia caja (Garden Tiger Moth) Diversity: ? genera 11,000 species Subfamilies Arctiinae Lithosiinae Syntominae Genera Arctia many others Arctiidae is a family of the Lepidoptera, representing the tiger moths. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see Citrus (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ...


Outside of the city of Rhodes, the island is dotted with small villages and beach resorts, among them Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Haraki, Pefkos, Archangelos, Afantou, Koskinou, Embona (Attavyros), Paradisi, and Trianta (Ialysos). Tourism is the island's primary source of income. Faliraki (Greek: Φαληράκι) is the primary seaside resort village on the Greek island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese. ... Acropolis of Lindos: the restored stoa Lindos (Greek Λινδος;) is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the island of Rhodes (Rhodhos) in the Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Greece. ... View of church in Kremasti Kremasti (Greek: ) is a town on the Greek island of Rhodes (, Ródhos). ... Haraki (derived from the Greek Χαράκι) is a small fishing village on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes (Part of the Hellenic Republic of Greece). ... Overlooking Pefkos Pefkos, Greek: Pefki, is a small town located in the south of the Greek island of Rhodes, 56Km from the capital city Rhodes. ... Archangelos is a village on the island of Rhodes. ... Afantou (Αφάντου) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Koskinou is a village on the Greek island of Rhodes. ... This mountainous village (1250 inhabitants) lies halfway up the Attávyros, a gray rocky mountain of 1215 m height. ... Paradisi (Greek: Παραδείσι) is a village on the northern coast of the island of Rhodes, Greece. ... Trianta (Greek: Τριάντα, lit. ...


History

Ancient times

Further information: Rhodes, Greece
1493 Woodcut engraving depicting the city of Rhodes by Hartmann Schedel
1493 Woodcut engraving depicting the city of Rhodes by Hartmann Schedel

The island was inhabited in the Neolithic period, although little remains of this culture. In the 16th century BC the Minoans came to Rhodes, and later Greek mythology recalled a Rhodian race they called the Telchines, and associated Rhodes with Danaus; it was sometimes nicknamed Telchinis. In the 15th century the Achaeans invaded. It was, however, in the 11th century that the island started to flourish, with the coming of the Dorians. It was the Dorians who later built the three important cities of Lindos, Ialyssos and Kameiros, which together with Kos, Cnidus and Halicarnassus (on the mainland) made up the so-called Dorian Hexapolis. This article is about the Greek city of Rhodes. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2121x1649, 285 KB) Summary View of Rhodos (= Rhodus or Rhodes, capital of the isle of the same name in Greece), woodcut from Hartmann Schedel’s Weltchronik (Nürnberg 1493), fol. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2121x1649, 285 KB) Summary View of Rhodos (= Rhodus or Rhodes, capital of the isle of the same name in Greece), woodcut from Hartmann Schedel’s Weltchronik (Nürnberg 1493), fol. ... Hartmann Schedel, a german humanist and historian (* February 13, 1440 in Nuremberg, † November 28, 1514 in Nuremberg), was one of the first cartographers to make use of the printing press. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... The Lion Gate at Mycenae, the center of Mycenean Greece 1700 – 1500 BC -- Hurrian conquests. ... The Minoan civilization was a bronze age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. ... In Greek mythology, the Telchines were the original inhabitants of the island of Rhodes, and were known in Crete and Cyprus. ... Danaus, or Danaos (sleeper) was a Greek mythological character, twin brother of Aegyptus and son of Belus, a mythical king of Egypt. ... // Overview Events 1504 BC – 1492 BC -- Egypt conquers Nubia and the Levant. ... The Achaeans (in Greek , Achaioi) is the collective name given to the Greek forces in Homers Iliad (used 598 times). ... David and Saul (1885) by Julius Kronberg. ... This article or section should include material from Dorian invasion The Dorians were one of the ancient Hellenic (Greek) races. ... Ialyssos is a city situated 6 km southwest from Rhodes City on the road that follows the islands west coast towards the airport. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... Port and city view of Kos town on the island Kos. ... Knidos or Cnidus (modern-day Tekir in Turkey) is an ancient Greek city in Asia Minor, once part of the country of Caria. ... Halicarnassus (Ancient Greek: ; Turkish: , modern Bodrum) was an ancient Greek city on the southwest coast of Caria, Anatolia (Asia Minor), on a picturesque, advantageous site on the Ceramic Gulf (Gulf of Kos, Gulf of Gökova). ... The doric hexapolis or Dorian Hexapolis was a federation of six cities of Dorian foundation, and included: Kos, on the island of the same name in the Aegean sea; Cnidus, in Caria; Halicarnassus, also in Caria; Lindus, on the island of Rhodes; Ialysos, also on Rhodes; and Camirus, also on...


In Pindar's ode, the island was said to be born of the union of Helios the sun god and the nymph Rhode, and the cities were named for their three sons. The rhoda is a pink hibiscus native to the island. Diodorus Siculus added that Actis, one of the sons of Helios and Rhode travelled to Egypt where he built the city of Heliopolis and he taught the Egyptians the science of astrology. [2] For the PINDAR military bunker in London, please see the PINDAR section of Military citadels under London Pindar (or Pindarus, Greek: ) (probably born 522 BC in Cynoscephalae, a village in Boeotia; died 443 BC in Argos), was a Greek lyric poet. ... For other uses, see Helios (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Rhode was the oldest Oceanid, a daughter of Tethys and Oceanus. ... For other uses, see Hibiscus (disambiguation). ... Diodorus Siculus (c. ... In Greek mythology, Actis was one of the Heliadae, a son of Rhodus and Helios. ... For other uses, see Heliopolis. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ...


Invasions by the Persians eventually overran the island, but after their defeat by the forces from Athens in 478 BC, the cities joined the Athenian League. When the Peloponnesian War broke out in 431 BC, Rhodes remained largely neutral, although it remained a member of the League. The war lasted until 404 BC, but by this time Rhodes had withdrawn entirely from the conflict and had decided to go her own way. This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC Years: 483 BC 482 BC 481 BC 480 BC 479 BC - 478 BC - 477 BC 476 BC... Delian League (Athenian Empire), right before the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC. Corcyra was not part of the League The Delian League was an association of Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. It was led by Athens. ... Athenian War redirects here. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC - 430s BC - 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC Years: 436 BC 435 BC 434 BC 433 BC 432 BC - 431 BC - 430 BC 429 BC... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC - 400s BC - 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC Years: 409 BC 408 BC 407 BC 406 BC 405 BC - 404 BC - 403 BC 402 BC...


In 408 BC the cities united to form one territory, and built a new capital on the northern end of the island, the city of Rhodes: its regular plan was superintended by the Athenian architect Hippodamus. However the Peloponnesian War had so weakened the entire Greek culture that it lay open to invasion. In 357 BC the island was conquered by the king Mausolus of Caria, then fell to the Persians 340 BC. But their rule was also short and to the great relief of its citizens, Rhodes became a part of the growing empire of Alexander III of Macedon in 332 BC after he defeated the Persians. Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC - 400s BC - 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC Years: 413 BC 412 BC 411 BC 410 BC 409 BC - 408 BC - 407 BC 406 BC... Hippodamus of Miletus (sometimes also called Hippodamos), was a Greek architect of the 5th century BC. It was he who introduced order and regularity into the planning of cities, in place of the previous intricacy and confusion. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC - 350s BC - 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 362 BC 361 BC 360 BC 359 BC 358 BC 357 BC 356 BC 355 BC 354... Mausolus (Greek: Μαύσωλος; also Maussollus) was a satrap of the Persian empire and virtual ruler of Caria (377-353/352 BC). ... Location of Caria Photo of a 15th century map showing Caria. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC - 340s BC - 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC Years: 345 BC 344 BC 343 BC 342 BC 341 BC - 340 BC - 339 BC 338 BC... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ... Ancient Macedons regions and towns Macedon or Macedonia (Greek ) was the name of an ancient kingdom in the northern-most part of ancient Greece, bordered by the kingdom of Epirus to the west and the region of Thrace to the east. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC - 330s BC - 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 337 BC 336 BC 335 BC 334 BC 333 BC - 332 BC - 331 BC 329 BC 328...

The Acropolis of Lindos
The Acropolis of Lindos

Following the death of Alexander his generals vied for control of the kingdom. Three of them, Ptolemy, Seleucus, and Antigonus, succeeded in dividing the kingdom among themselves. Rhodes formed strong commercial and cultural ties with the Ptolemies in Alexandria, and together they formed the Rhodo-Egyptian alliance which controlled trade throughout the Aegean in the 3rd century BC. The city developed into a maritime, commercial and cultural center and its coins were in circulation almost everywhere in the Mediterranean. Its famous schools of philosophy and science and literature and rhetoric, shared masters with Alexandria: the Athenian rhetorician Aeschines who formed a school at Rhodes; Apollonius of Rhodes; the astronomers Hipparchus and Geminus, the rhetorician Dionysios Trax. Its school of sculptors developed a rich, dramatic style that can be characterized as "Hellenistic Baroque". Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 1. ... Ptolemy I Soter (Greek: , Ptolemaios Soter, i. ... Silver coin of Seleucus. ... Antigonus I Cyclops or Monophthalmos (the One-eyed, so called from his having lost an eye) (382 BC - 301 BC) was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and satrap under Alexander the Great. ... This article is about the city in Egypt. ... Aeschines (389 - 314 BC), Greek statesman and one of the ten Attic orators, was born at Athens. ... Apollonius of Rhodes, also known as Apollonius Rhodius (Latin; Greek Apollōnios Rhodios), early 3rd century BC - after 246 BC, was an epic poet, scholar, and director of the Library of Alexandria. ... For the Athenian tyrant, see Hipparchus (son of Pisistratus). ... Dionysius Thrax (Διονύσιος Θράξ) (170 BC‑90 BC) was a Hellenistic era Greek grammarian who lived and is thought by some to have worked in Alexandria and later at Rhodes. ... The term Hellenistic (derived from Héllēn, the Greeks traditional self-described ethnic name) was established by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen to refer to the spreading of Greek culture over the non-Greek people that were conquered by Alexander the Great. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ...


In 305 BC, Antigonus had his son, Demetrius besiege Rhodes in an attempt to break its alliance with Egypt. Demetrius created huge siege engines including a 180 ft (55 m) battering ram and a siege tower named Helepolis that weighed 360,000 pounds (163,293 kg). Despite this engagement, in 304 BC, after only one year he relented and signed a peace agreement, leaving behind a huge store of military equipment. The Rhodians sold the equipment and used the money to erect a statue of their sun god, Helios, the statue now known as Colossus of Rhodes. Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 310 BC 309 BC 308 BC 307 BC 306 BC 305 BC 304 BC 303 BC 302... Demetrius I (337-283 BC, Greek: Δημήτριος), surnamed Poliorcetes (The Besieger), son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus and Stratonice, was a king of Macedon (294 - 288 BC). ... A siege engine is a device that is designed to break or circumvent city walls and other fortifications in siege warfare. ... Replica battering ram at Ch teau des Baux, France A battering ram is a weapon used from ancient times. ... 19th century French drawing of a medieval belfry. ... Helepolis (Taker of Cities) was an ancient siege engine invented by Demetrius I of Macedon and constructed by Epimachus of Athens for the unsuccessful siege of Rhodes, based on an earlier, less massive design used against Salamis. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 309 BC 308 BC 307 BC 306 BC 305 BC 304 BC 303 BC 302 BC 301... For other uses, see Helios (disambiguation). ... “The Colossus of Rhodes” redirects here. ...


In 164 BC, Rhodes signed a treaty with Rome, and became a major schooling center for Roman noble families, and was especially noted for its teachers of rhetoric, such as Hermagoras and the author of the Rhetorica ad Herennium. At first the state was an important ally of Rome and enjoyed numerous privileges, but these were later lost in various machinations of Roman politics. Cassius eventually invaded the island and sacked the city. Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC - 160s BC - 150s BC140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC Years: 169 BC 168 BC 167 BC 166 BC 165 BC - 164 BC - 163 BC 162 BC 161... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Hermagoras, of Temnos, Greek rhetorician of the Rhodian school and teacher of oratory in Rome, flourished during the first half of the 1st century BC. He obtained a great reputation among a certain section and founded a special school, the members of which called themselves Hermagorei. ... The Rhetorica ad Herennium is the oldest surviving Latin book on rhetoric. ... Caius Cassius Longinus featured on a denarius (42 BC). ...


In the 1st century AD, the Emperor Tiberius spent a brief term of exile on Rhodes, and Saint Paul brought Christianity to the island. Rhodes reached her zenith in the third century, and was then by common consent the most civilized and beautiful city in Hellas. In 395, the long Byzantine Empire period began for Rhodes, when the Roman Empire was split and the eastern half gradually became a Greek empire. Although part of Byzantium for the next thousand years, Rhodes was nevertheless repeatedly attacked by various forces. It was first occupied by Muslim forces of Muawiyah I in 672. Much later, Rhodes was retrieved for the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus during the First Crusade. The 1st century was that century that lasted from 1 to 100 according the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named Tiberius, see Tiberius (disambiguation). ... St. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... For other uses, see Greece (disambiguation). ... Events After the death of emperor Theodosius I, the Roman Empire is divided in an eastern and a western half. ... Byzantine redirects here. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Muawiyah I (Arabic: ; Transliteration: ; 602-680) was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and later the Umayyad caliph in Damascus. ... Events April 11 - Adeodatus succeeds Vitalian as Pope. ... Byzantine redirects here. ... Emperor Alexios I Komnenos Alexios I Komnenos or Alexius I Comnenus (Greek: ; Latin: ; 1048 – August 15, 1118), Byzantine emperor (1081–1118), was the son of John Komnenos and Anna Dalassena and the nephew of Isaac I Komnenos (emperor 1057–1059). ... Combatants Christendom, Catholicism West European Christians, Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia Seljuks, Arabs and other Muslims The First Crusade was launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II with the dual goals of liberating the sacred city of Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Muslims and freeing the Eastern Christians from Muslim...


Medieval period

Deer statues in Mandraki harbor, where the Colossus of Rhodes possibly once stood
Deer statues in Mandraki harbor, where the Colossus of Rhodes possibly once stood

In 1309 the Byzantine era came to an end when the island was occupied by forces of the Knights Hospitaller. Under the rule of the newly named "Knights of Rhodes", the city was rebuilt into a model of the European medieval ideal. Many of the city's famous monuments, including the Palace of the Grand Master, were built during this period. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 1536 pixel, file size: 494 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Rhodos, Wahrzeichen, Griechenland Fotograf: Heiko Gorski (Moonshadow) Datum: Mai 2003 Quelle:hochgeladen vom Fotografen Lizenz: GFDL-self Rhodos, landmark, Greece photographer: Heiko Gorski (Moonshadow) date: may... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 1536 pixel, file size: 494 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Rhodos, Wahrzeichen, Griechenland Fotograf: Heiko Gorski (Moonshadow) Datum: Mai 2003 Quelle:hochgeladen vom Fotografen Lizenz: GFDL-self Rhodos, landmark, Greece photographer: Heiko Gorski (Moonshadow) date: may... Events August 15 - The city of Rhodes surrenders to the forces of the Knights of St. ... The Knights Hospitaller (also known as the , Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Knights of Malta, Knights of Rhodes, and Chevaliers of Malta; French: Ordre des Hospitaliers) is a Christian organization that began as an Amalfitan hospital founded in Jerusalem in 1080 to provide... The main entrace to the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is a palace in the town of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece. ...


The strong walls which the Knights had built withstood the attacks of the Sultan of Egypt in 1444, and of Mehmed II in 1480. Ultimately, however, Rhodes fell to the large army of Suleiman the Magnificent in December 1522. The few surviving Knights were permitted to retire to the Kingdom of Sicily. The Knights would later move their base of operations to Malta. The island was thereafter a possession of the Ottoman Empire for nearly four centuries. The Rhodes blood libel in February 1840 was one of many false accusations against the Jews of Europe, in which the Jews of Rhodes were accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy. For other uses, see Sultan (disambiguation). ... Events March 2 - Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg proclaimed commander of the Albanian resistance April 16 - Truce of Tours. ... Mehmed II (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثانى , Turkish: ), (also known as el-Fatih (الفاتح), the Conqueror, in Ottoman Turkish, or, in modern Turkish, Fatih Sultan Mehmet) (March 30, 1432 – May 3, 1481) was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire for a short time from 1444 to 1446, and later from 1451 to 1481. ... Events March 6 - Treaty of Toledo - Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain recognize African conquests of Afonso of Portugal and he cedes the Canary Islands to Spain Great standing on the Ugra river - Muscovy becomes independent from the Golden Horde. ... Suleiman I (Ottoman Turkish: Sulaymān, Turkish: ; almost always Kanuni Sultan Süleyman) (November 6, 1494 – September 5/6, 1566), was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. ... Events January 9 - Adrian Dedens becomes Pope Adrian VI. February 26 - Execution by hanging of Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan under orders of conquistador Hernán Cortés. ... Flag The Kingdom of Sicily as it existed at the death of its founder, Roger II of Sicily, in 1154. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1683, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–1365) Edirne (1365–1453) Ä°stanbul (1453–1922) Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 (first) Osman I  - 1918–22 (last) Mehmed VI Grand Viziers  - 1320... The Rhodes blood libel was an instance of blood libel against Jews in which the Jews on the Ottoman Empire island of Rhodes were accused of the ritual murder of a Christian boy in February 1840. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Modern history

Mortar of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, Rhodes, 1480-1500, fired 260 lb (118 kg) cannon balls.
Mortar of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, Rhodes, 1480-1500, fired 260 lb (118 kg) cannon balls.

In 1912, Rhodes was seized from the Turks by the Italians, and in 1948, together with the other islands of the Dodecanese, was united with Greece. It thus bypassed many of the events associated with the "exchange of the minorities" between Greece and Turkey. In 1949, Israel signed an armistice agreement with Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria on the island of Rhodes. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 685 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2465 × 2157 pixel, file size: 970 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Top detail of the bombard: File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 685 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2465 × 2157 pixel, file size: 970 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Top detail of the bombard: File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Mortar has several meanings: Mortar (weapon) fires shells at a much lower velocity and higher ballistic arc than other ordnance Paintball mortar fires paintballs or water balloons filled with paint Mortar (masonry), material used in masonry to fill the gaps between bricks and bind them together Mortar (firestop), hydraulic cementitious... The Knights Hospitaller (the or Knights of Malta or Knights of Rhodes) is a tradition which began as a Benedictine nursing Order founded in the 11th century based in the Holy Land, but soon became a militant Christian Chivalric Order under its own charter, and was charged with the care... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dodecanese (Greek Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, Turkish Onikiada, both meaning twelve islands; Italian Dodecaneso) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. ... Cartoon depicting a Turk and a Greek arguing over the exchange. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Religion

The predominant religion is Greek Orthodox. There is a significant Catholic [1] minority on the island, many of whom are descendants of Italians who remained after the end of the Italian occupation. Unlike many other Greek islands, Rhodes has a Muslim minority, a remnant from Ottoman Turkish times. Greek Orthodox Church can refer to any of several hierarchical churches within the larger group of mutually recognizing Eastern Orthodox churches: the Orthodox Church of Constantinople, headed by the Patriarch of Constantinople, who is also the first among equals of the Eastern Orthodox Communion. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1683, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–1365) Edirne (1365–1453) Ä°stanbul (1453–1922) Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 (first) Osman I  - 1918–22 (last) Mehmed VI Grand Viziers  - 1320...


The Ladino-speaking Jewish community was mostly wiped out in the Holocaust. The main synagogue, Kahal Shalom, the oldest synagogue in Greece, is still standing in the Jewish quarter of the Old Town of Rhodes. It has been renovated with the help of foreign donors but there are very few Jews who live year-round in Rhodes today, and services are not held on a regular basis. [3] For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ...


Archeology

In ancient times, Rhodes was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Colossus of Rhodes. This giant bronze statue once stood in the harbour. It was completed in 280 BC but was destroyed in an earthquake in 224 BC. No trace of the statue remains today. “The Colossus of Rhodes” redirects here. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC - 280s BC - 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 285 BC 284 BC 283 BC 282 BC 281 BC 280 BC 279 BC 278 BC 277... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC - 220s BC - 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC Years: 229 BC 228 BC 227 BC 226 BC 225 BC - 224 BC - 223 BC 222 BC...

Palace of the (Prince) Grand Master - Rhodes.
Palace of the (Prince) Grand Master - Rhodes.

Historical sites on the island of Rhodes include the Acropolis of Lindos, the Acropolis of Rhodes, the Temple of Apollo, ancient Ialysos, ancient Kamiros, the Governor's Palace, Rhodes Old Town (walled medieval city), the Palace of the Grand Masters, Kahal Shalom Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, the Archeological Museum, the ruins of the castle of Monolithos, the castle of Kritinia and St. Catherine Hospice. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Acropolis (Gr. ... Acropolis of Lindos: the restored stoa Lindos (Greek Λινδος;) is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the island of Rhodes (Rhodhos) in the Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Greece. ... Apollo (Greek: Απόλλων, Apóllōn) is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt). ... Ialysos (Greek: Ιαλυσός), also known as Trianta, is the second-largest town on the island of Rhodes (Ρόδος, Rhodos) in Greece. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... The main entrace to the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is a palace in the town of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece. ... The Kahal Shalom Synagogue (Hebrew: , or Biet HaKenesset Kahal Kadosh Shalom meaning Synagogue of the Holy Congregation of Peace) is a Sephardic synagogue in La Juderia, the Jewish quarter of Rhodes, Greece, on the island of the same name. ... La Juderia, (Ladino: ), was the former Jewish quarter of Rhodes, Greece. ... Monolithos is a village on the island of Rhodes, in Greece. ...


Government

Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese Prefecture and the most populated island of the South Aegean Region. The local association of municipalities and communities of the Dodecanese, TEDKD,[4] is responsible for joining efforts and actions for the whole island as well as prefecture. Talks in 2007 suggested that the incorporation of the 10 municipalities of the island into one or two metropolitan municipalities in order to achieve flexible administration with profitable outcome for the whole island. The Dodecanese (Greek Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, Turkish Onikiada, both meaning twelve islands; Italian Dodecaneso) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs ...


Administrative divisions

The island is divided into 10 municipalities:

Municipality Population Seat Municipal Departments Postal code
Afantou 6,712 Afantou Afantou, Kolympia, Archipoli 851 03
Archangelos 7,779 Archangelos Archangelos, Malona, Charaki, Massari 851 02
Attavyros 2,635 Empona Empona, Kritinia, Monolithos, Sianna, Ag. Isidoros 851 09
Ialysos 10,107 Ialysos Ialysos 851 01
Kallithea 10,251 Kalythies Kalythies, Koskinou, Faliraki, Psinthos 851 05
Kameiros 5,145 Soroni Soroni, Apollona, Dimylia, Kalavarda, Platania, Salakos, Fanes 851 06
Lindos 3,633 Lindos Lindos, Kalathos, Laerma, Lardos, Pylona 851 07
Petaloudes 12,133 Kremasti Kremasti, Pastida, Maritsa, Paradeisi, Theologos, Damatria 851 04
Rhodes 54,000 Rhodes City Rhodes City 851 00
South Rhodes 4,313 Gennadi Gennadi, Apolakkia, Arnitha, Askleipio, Vati, Istrios, Kattavia, Lachania, Mesanagros, Profylia 851 09

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Towns and villages

Rhodes has 43 towns and villages:

Town/Village Population Municipality Town/Village Population Municipality
Rhodes City 80,000 Rhodes Gennadi 655 South Rhodes
Ialysos 15,000 Ialysos Salakos 607 Kamiros
Afantou 5,933 Afantou Kritinia 606 Attavyros
Kalythies 5,861 Kallithea Kattavia 590 South Rhodes
Archangelos 5,752 Archangelos Dimylia 515 Kamiros
Kremasti 4,585 Petaloudes Kalavarda 512 Kamiros
Koskinou 3,224 Kallithea Pylona 504 Lindos
Paradeisi 2,646 Petaloudes Istrios 485 South Rhodes
Pastida 1,803 Petaloudes Damatria 477 Petaloudes
Maritsa 1,766 Petaloudes Laerma 446 South Rhodes
Empona 1,451 Attavyros Apolakkia 415 South Rhodes
Soroni 1,236 Kamiros Platania 383 Kamiros
Lardos 1,212 Lindos Kalathos 380 Lindos
Psinthos 1,166 Kallithea Lachania 341 South Rhodes
Malona 1,096 Archangelos Monolithos 334 Attavyros
Lindos 1,091 Lindos Mesanagros 330 South Rhodes
Apollona 997 Kamiros Profilia 326 South Rhodes
Massari 931 Archangelos Arnitha 310 South Rhodes
Fanes 895 Kamiros Sianna 244 Attavyros
Theologos 856 Petaloudes Vati 188 South Rhodes
Archipoli 779 Afantou Agios Isidoros Attavyros
Askleipio 673 South Rhodes

Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος - Ródos) is the principal city of the Greek island of Rhodes, in southeastern Aegean Sea and the capital of the Dodecanese prefecture. ... Gennadi is a small Greek village 64 km from Rhodes Town and 27 km from ancient Lindos. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Ialysos (Greek: Ιαλυσός), also known as Trianta, is the second-largest town on the island of Rhodes (Ρόδος, Rhodos) in Greece. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... Afantou (Αφάντου) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Attavyros (Αττάβυρος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Archangelos is a village on the island of Rhodes. ... Archangelos is a village on the island of Rhodes. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... View of church in Kremasti Kremasti (Greek: ) is a town on the Greek island of Rhodes (, Ródhos). ... Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... Koskinou is a village on the Greek island of Rhodes. ... Acropolis of Lindos: the restored stoa Lindos (Greek Λινδος;) is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the island of Rhodes (Rhodhos) in the Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Greece. ... Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Empona (Έμπωνα) is a mountainous village (1250 inhabitants), halfway up the Attavyros, a gray rocky mountain of 1215 m height. ... Attavyros (Αττάβυρος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Soroni (Σορωνή) is a small village on the island of Rhodes, Greece, on the northwest coast of the island (36°2145. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... Country Italy Region Calabria Province Catanzaro Mayor Michele Rizzo Elevation 750 area_cityproper = 24 m Area {{{area_cityproper}}} km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 2,420  - Density 101/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Platanesi Dialing code 0968 Postal code 88040 Frazioni N/A Patron St. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... Acropolis of Lindos: the restored stoa Lindos (Greek Λινδος;) is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the island of Rhodes (Rhodhos) in the Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Greece. ... Acropolis of Lindos: the restored stoa Lindos (Greek Λινδος;) is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the island of Rhodes (Rhodhos) in the Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Greece. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Archangelos is a village on the island of Rhodes. ... Monolithos is a village on the island of Rhodes, in Greece. ... Attavyros (Αττάβυρος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Acropolis of Lindos: the restored stoa Lindos (Greek Λινδος;) is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the island of Rhodes (Rhodhos) in the Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Greece. ... Acropolis of Lindos: the restored stoa Lindos (Greek Λινδος;) is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the island of Rhodes (Rhodhos) in the Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Greece. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... // Massari whose name is Sari Abboud, (born December 10, 1981 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a R&B, pop and hip-hop singer from Lebanon, who grew up in Canada. ... Archangelos is a village on the island of Rhodes. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Fanes is a village in the northeast part of Rhodes. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... Attavyros (Αττάβυρος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Afantou (Αφάντου) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Attavyros (Αττάβυρος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ...

Economy

The economy is tourist-oriented. The most developed sector is service. Other sectors contribute to an above Greek standard of living. Small industries process imported raw materials for local retail. Other industry includes agricultural goods production, stockbreeding, fishery and winery.


Transportation

Road Network

The road network of the island is mostly modern and paved, with some renovations carried out in recent years. There are four major arteries:

  • Rhodes-Kamiros Province Avenue: Two lane avenue, runs through the west coast north to south and connects Rhodes City with Diagoras Airport and Kamiros.
  • Rhodes-Lindos National Avenue (Greek National Road 95): Four and two lane avenue, runs mainly inland north to south and connects Rhodes City with Lindos.
  • Rhodes-Kallithea Province Avenue: Two lane avenue, runs through the east coast north to south and connects Rhodes City with Faliraki Resort.
  • Tsairi-Airport National Avenue: Four and two lane avenue, runs inland east to west and connects the east coast with the west and the airport.

Future roads: Diagoras Airport is located on the island of Rhodes, Greece. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... E-95 is the one of the main arteries on the island of Rhodes and is the only one recorded as a National Highway. ...

  • Further widening of E-95 from Faliraki to Lindos. This is to be a four lane avenue with jersey barrier in the middle,about 36 km (22 mi) in length, with the first part scheduled to start in August 2007.
  • Plans also exist for a new four lane express avenue connecting Rhodes Town with Diagoras Airport that will reduce congestion on the coastal west avenue
  • The first phase of construction of the Rhodes City ringway was begun a few years ago, but progress has been slow.

Jersey wall on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Washington, D.C. A Jersey barrier or Jersey wall separates lanes of traffic (often opposing lanes of traffic) with a goal of minimizing vehicle crossover in the case of accidents. ... Diagoras Airport is located on the island of Rhodes, Greece. ...

Auto/Motorbike

Families in Rhodes often own more than one car, along with a motorbike. Traffic jams are common particularly in the summer months. The island is served by 450 taxis. With few laws regarding small vehicles, whole families may be seen riding a motorbike or scooter at a time.


Bus

Bus services are handled by two operators

  • RODA: Rhodes City company that also services suburban areas (Faliraki, Ialysos, Kremasti, Airport, Pastida, Maritsa, Paradeisi) and the entire west coast (blue-white colored).
  • KTEL: State-owned buses that serve villages and resorts in the east coast (yellow-orange colored).

Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος - Ródos) is the principal city of the Greek island of Rhodes, in southeastern Aegean Sea and the capital of the Dodecanese prefecture. ...

Air

Rhodes has three airports but only one is public. Diagoras Airport, one of the biggest in Greece, is the main entrance /exit point for both locals and tourists. The island is well connected with other major Greek cities and islands as well as with major European capitals and cities via charter flights. From April easyjet will offer scheduled flights from London-Gatwick and this year Aegean Airlines commenced a daily connection to Rhodes with Rome-Fiumicino and Cyprus Airways with Larnaca. Diagoras Airport is located on the island of Rhodes, Greece. ... EasyJet (LSE: EZJ), styled as easyJet, is a low cost airline officially known as easyJet Airline Company Limited, based at London Luton Airport. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA Airport Code: LGW, ICAO Airport Code: EGKK) is Londons second airport and the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow. ... Aegean Airlines is the second largest Greek airline based in Athens. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Cyprus Airways (Greek: Κυπριακές Αερογραμμές, Kipriakes Aerogrammes Turkish: Kıbrıs Hava Yolları ) is the national airline of Cyprus, based in Nicosia. ... District Larnaka  - Mayor Andreas Moyseos Population (2001)  - City 72,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: http://www. ...

  • Diagoras International Airport: Public airport, 16 km (10 mi) south west of Rhodes City, third in international passenger volume and fourth in total passenger volume in Greece
  • Maritsa Air Force Airfield: Closed to public, near Maritsa village, used to be the public airport of the island until 1977. Nowadays serves the Greek Army and is sometimes used for car races.
  • Kalathos Air Strip: Served as a landing strip during World War II, near the village of Kalathos. Currently inoperative.

Two pilot schools offer aviation services (small plane rental, island hopping). Rhodes International Airport, Diagoras (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ρόδου, Διαγόρας) or Diagoras International Airport (IATA: RHO, ICAO: LGRP) is located on the island of Rhodes in Greece. ... Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος - Ródos) is the principal city of the Greek island of Rhodes, in southeastern Aegean Sea and the capital of the Dodecanese prefecture. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Sea

Rhodes has five ports, three of them in Rhodes City, one in the west coast near Kamiros and one in east coast near Lardos. Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος - Ródos) is the principal city of the Greek island of Rhodes, in southeastern Aegean Sea and the capital of the Dodecanese prefecture. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ...

  • Central Port: Located in the city of Rhodes serves domestic and international traffic
  • Kolona Port: Opposite the central port, serves intra Dodecanese traffic and large yachts
  • Akandia Port: The new port of the island next to the central port, being built since 1960s, destined both domestic and international traffic. At the moment serves cruise ships on high peak days.
  • Kamiros Skala Dock: Some 30 km (19 mi) south west of the city near Ancient Kamiros ruins serves mainly the island of Halki
  • Lardos Dock: Formerly servicing local industries, now under development as an alternative port for times when the central port is inaccessible due to weather conditions. It is situated in a rocky shore near the village of Lardos in south east Rhodes.

Halki can refer to several different things: An island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Turkey; see Halki (Island). ...

Culture

Sports

  • Football: AS Rodos and PAO Diagoras, both Rhodes City based teams, compete professionally at the national level. Local football leagues (organized at the prefecture level) are well developed and contain three divisions with more than 50 teams. Many stadiums are grass covered.
  • Basketball: Colossus BC sponsors professional basketball and has currently joined the Greek A1 League. The local league includes two divisions with 14 teams. Two indoor courts exist in Rhodes City, and one each in Ialysos and Kremasti. Several other are planned for Rhodes City Pales De Sports, Faliraki, Afantou, and South Rhodes.
  • Volleyball: Local teams only.
  • Water Polo: Mostly amateur based. There is no single indoor pool on the island.
  • Rugby: Introduced in 2007. Teams compete at the national level.
  • Tennis/Table Tennis: Tennis has a long history on the island and from time to time develops competitive players.
  • Sailing: Widely developed, offers competition at the international level.
  • Cycling: For a long period of time Rhodes had the only cycling track in Greece. Therefore it was well developed and produced Olympics level competitors.
  • Rhodes competes in the bi-annual Island Games, which it hosted in 2007.[citation needed]

AS Rodos is a football club based in Rhodes, Greece. ... Main article: Kolossos Rodou BC A.O. Kolossos Rhodes is a Greek basketball team in Rhodes, Greece. ... The A1 Ethniki is the highest professional basketball competition among clubs in Greece. ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ...

Popular culture

  • In ancient times there was a saying: "Hic Rhodus, hic salta!" -- "Rhodes is here, here perform your jump", an admonition to prove one's idle boasts by deed rather than talk. It comes from an Aesop's fable called "The Braggart," and was cited by Hegel and Marx.
  • In the popular Playstation 2 game God of War II, both Rhodes and the Colossus of Rhodes are featured at the start of the game, offering a mythological theory as to how the Colossus was destroyed.

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Notable people

Dinocrates (also Deinocrates; fl. ... The 4th century BC started the first day of 400 BC and ended the last day of 301 BC. It is considered part of the Classical era, epoch, or historical period. ... Memnon of Rhodes (380 – 333 BC) was the commander of the Greek mercenaries working for the Persian king Darius III when Alexander the Great of Macedonia invaded Persia in 334 BC and won the Battle of the Granicus River. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC - 380s BC - 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC 385 BC 384 BC 383 BC 382 BC 381 BC 380 BC 379 BC 378 BC 377... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC - 330s BC - 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 338 BC 337 BC 336 BC 335 BC 334 BC - 333 BC - 332 BC 331 BC 330... Chares of Lindos was a Greek sculptor from Lindos, in the island of Rhodes. ... The 3rd century BC started the first day of 300 BC and ended the last day of 201 BC. It is considered part of the Classical era, epoch, or historical period. ... Leonidas of Rhodes (in Greek: ; born 188 BCE) was one of the most famous Olympic runners of antiquity. ... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 2nd century BC started on January 1, 200 BC and ended on December 31, 101 BC. // Coin of Antiochus IV. Reverse shows Apollo seated on an omphalos. ... Agesander, a Rhodian sculptor, whose title to fame is that he is mentioned by Pliny (, XXXVI.37) as author (with Polydorus and Athenodorus) of the group of the Laocoön and his Sons. ... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 1st century BC started on January 1, 100 BC and ended on December 31, 1 BC. An alternative name for this century is the last century BC. The AD/BC notation does not use a year zero. ... Cleobulus was a native of Lindus, and the son of Evagoras. ... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 6th century BC started on January 1, 600 BC and ended on December 31, 501 BC. // Monument 1, an Olmec colossal head at La Venta The 5th and 6th centuries BC were a time of empires, but more importantly, a time...

Sister Cities

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  2. ^ The Historical Library of Diodorus Siculus, Book V, ch.III.
  3. ^ The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Greece
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Pothia Kalymnos, Greek: Κάλυμνος; (Turkish: Kilimli; Italian: Càlino) is a Greek island in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. ... Pserimos is a small island in the Dodecanese chain, lying between Kalymnos and Kos in front of the coast of Turkey. ... Port and city view of Kos town on the island Kos. ... Gyali (Greek Γυαλί, also spelled Yiali or Yali) is a volcanic Greek island in the Dodecanese, located halfway between Kos and Nisyros. ... Nisyros (Greek: Νίσυρος; also transliterated Nissiros; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a volcanic Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ... View over Livadhia, the port and main village on Tilos Tílos (Greek: Τήλος; ancient form: Telos, Turkish: Ä°lyaki; Italian: Piscopi) is a small Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ... Astipalea Astipalea (or Astypalea or Astypalaia, Αστυπάλαια) is a Greek island with 1. ... Symi (Greek: Σύμη, also transliterated Syme or Simi; Ottoman Turkish Sömbeki) is a small but historic Greek island and municipality. ... Chalki (Halki, Khalki; Greek: Χάλκη) is a Greek island in Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km west or Rhodes. ... Saria Island is an island in Greece. ... Karpathos (Greek: , Turkish: , Italian: , Latin: ; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. ... Kasos is a Greek island in the Dodecanese. ... Armathia (Greek: Αρμάθια) is a Greek island belonging to the Dodecanese group in the eastern Aegean sea. ... Rho (Greek: Ρω; Turkish: Kara Ada) is a small Greek island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea near Kastelorizo and less than 800 m from the Turkish coast. ... Location map Kastelorizo, current official name in Greek is Μεγίστη/Megisti; (Turkish: Meis , Italian: Castelrosso), is a small Greek island located in the Eastern Mediterranean. ... The Islet of Strongili (in the background) seen from North. ... The Dodecanese (Greek Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, Turkish Onikiada, both meaning twelve islands; Italian Dodecaneso) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. ... Afantou (Αφάντου) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Astipalea Astipalea (or Astypalea or Astypalaia, Αστυπάλαια) is a Greek island with 1. ... Attavyros (Αττάβυρος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Chalki (Halki, Khalki; Greek: Χάλκη) is a Greek island in Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km west or Rhodes. ... Dikaio (Δίκαιο) is a municipality on the island of Kos, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Ialysos (Greek: Ιαλυσός), also known as Trianta, is the second-largest town on the island of Rhodes (Ρόδος, Rhodos) in Greece. ... Irakleides (Ηρακλείδες) is a municipality on the island of Kos, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Kallithea (Καλλιθέα) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Pothia Kalymnos, Greek: Κάλυμνος; (Turkish: Kilimli; Italian: Càlino) is a Greek island in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. ... Kameiros is a city on the island of Rhodes, lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island. ... Karpathos (Greek: , Turkish: , Italian: , Latin: ; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. ... Kasos is a Greek island in the Dodecanese. ... Port and city view of Kos town on the island Kos. ... Lipsi, viewed from the harbour Leipsoi (Greek: Λειψοί, also: Lipsi) is an island south of Samos and to the north of Leros in Greece. ... Leros (Greek: Λέρος; Italian: Lèro) is a Greek island in the Dodecanese, in the southern Aegean Sea. ... Acropolis of Lindos: the restored stoa Lindos (Greek Λινδος;) is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the island of Rhodes (Rhodhos) in the Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Greece. ... Location map Kastelorizo, current official name in Greek is Μεγίστη/Megisti; (Turkish: Meis , Italian: Castelrosso), is a small Greek island located in the Eastern Mediterranean. ... Nisyros (Greek: Νίσυρος; also transliterated Nissiros; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a volcanic Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ... Skala viewed from the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos, one of the UN World Heritage Sites. ... Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... This article is about the Greek city of Rhodes. ... South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος) is a municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Symi (Greek: Σύμη, also transliterated Syme or Simi; Ottoman Turkish Sömbeki) is a small but historic Greek island and municipality. ... View over Livadhia, the port and main village on Tilos Tílos (Greek: Τήλος; ancient form: Telos, Turkish: Ä°lyaki; Italian: Piscopi) is a small Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ... Agathonisi (Αγαθονήσι) is a small island located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese prefecture in Greece. ... Olympos (Όλυμπος) is a community on the island of Karpathos, in the Dodecanese, Greece. ... Look up Aegean Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Aegean_with_legends. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Aegean civilization is a general term for the Bronze Age civilizations of Greece and the Aegean. ... Aegean Sea Islands: map showing island groups. ... 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Syros (Greek: Σύρος), or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. ... Therasia, also known as Thirasia (Greek: Θηρασία), is a small Greek island west of Santorini in the Cyclades. ... Tinos (Greek: Τήνος; Italian: Tine) is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. ... Vous (Translation: Ox) is a small island 2 kilometres off the coast of Serifos in The Cyclades, Greece. ... The Dodecanese (Greek Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, Turkish Onikiada, both meaning twelve islands; Italian Dodecaneso) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. ... Agathonisi (Αγαθονήσι) is a small island located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese prefecture in Greece. ... A map of Arki showing the location of its main town The main town of Arki and its port Arki (Greek name: Αρκοι) is a group of several small islands situated in the eastern Aegean Sea, Greece close to the Turkish Aegean Coast which is part of the dodecanese archipelago. ... Armathia (Greek: Αρμάθια) is a Greek island belonging to the Dodecanese group in the eastern Aegean sea. ... Astipalea Astipalea (or Astypalea or Astypalaia, Αστυπάλαια) is a Greek island with 1. ... Çatalada, aka Çatal Ada, (formerly known as Volo) ( ) is a Turkish island located in the Aegean Sea, 3 miles off the town Turgutreis, west of Bodrum peninsula in southwestern Turkey. ... Gyali (Greek Γυαλί, also spelled Yiali or Yali) is a volcanic Greek island in the Dodecanese, located halfway between Kos and Nisyros. ... Halki can refer to several different things: An island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Turkey; see Halki (Island). ... Imia/Kardak Imia () are the Greek names, respectively, of a set of two small uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea, situated between the Greek island chain of the Dodecanese and the southwestern mainland coast of Turkey. ... Pothia Kalymnos, Greek: Κάλυμνος; (Turkish: Kilimli; Italian: Càlino) is a Greek island in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. ... The island seen from West Kara Ada, (literally Black island in turkish language), is a small Turkish island in the Bay of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea. ... Karpathos (Greek: , Turkish: , Italian: , Latin: ; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. ... Kasos is a Greek island in the Dodecanese. ... Location map Kastelorizo, current official name in Greek is Μεγίστη/Megisti; (Turkish: Meis , Italian: Castelrosso), is a small Greek island located in the Eastern Mediterranean. ... The northeast part of Kekova seen from Kaleköy (ancient Simena). ... Port and city view of Kos town on the island Kos. ... Küçük TavÅŸan Adası ([[literally small island of rabbit) are a pair of adjacent Turkish islands located in the Aegean Sea north of Gölköy, in Bodrum. ... Leros (Greek: Λέρος; Italian: Lèro) is a Greek island in the Dodecanese, in the southern Aegean Sea. ... Lipsi, viewed from the harbour Leipsoi (Greek: Λειψοί, also: Lipsi) is an island south of Samos and to the north of Leros in Greece. ... Nisyros (Greek: Νίσυρος; also transliterated Nissiros; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a volcanic Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ... Skala viewed from the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos, one of the UN World Heritage Sites. ... Pharmakonisi, or Farmakonisi (Gr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pserimos is a small island in the Dodecanese chain, lying between Kalymnos and Kos in front of the coast of Turkey. ... Rho (Greek: Ρω; Turkish: Kara Ada) is a small Greek island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea near Kastelorizo and less than 800 m from the Turkish coast. ... Saria Island is an island in Greece. ... Salih Ada is a Turkish island in the Aegean Sea, located north of Bodrum. ... Symi (Greek: Σύμη, also transliterated Syme or Simi; Ottoman Turkish Sömbeki) is a small but historic Greek island and municipality. ... View over Livadhia, the port and main village on Tilos Tílos (Greek: Τήλος; ancient form: Telos, Turkish: Ä°lyaki; Italian: Piscopi) is a small Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs ... Agios Efstratios (or Άγιος Ευστράτιος in Greek, or Saint Eustratius, is a very quiet, isolated, unvegetated, small isle between the greater islands of Limnos and Lesbos in the northern Aegean Sea. ... Location map of Ammouliani Ammouliani (Greek: Αμμουλιανή) - also known as Amoliani - is an island located in the Chalcidice prefecture, Greece, 120 km from Thessaloniki. ... Ayvalık Islands are the group of islands around Ayvalık district of Turkey in Balıkesir Province in the Northeastern Aegean Sea. ... Chios (IPA: )[2] (Greek: , alternative transliterations Khios and Hios) is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea seven kilometres (five miles) off the Turkish coast. ... Chryse was a small island in the Aegean Sea mentioned by Sophocles and Pausanias. ... View from a fish restaurant in Cunda Island Cunda or Alibey Island (Greek Hekatonisa or Μοσχονήσι/Moshonisi) is a small island in the northwestern Aegean Sea off the coast of Ayvalık, part of Balıkesir Province of Turkey. ... Fener Ada (literally Lighthouse island) is part of the Foça Islands group. ... Fourni Korseon (Greek: Φούρνοι Κορσέων) more commonly Fourni, are a complex of small Greek islands that lie between Icaria, Samos and Patmos. ... Icaria, also spelled Ikaria (Greek: ), locally Nikaria or Nicaria (Νικαριά), ancient name: Doliche (Δολίχη), is a Greek island 10 nautical miles (19 km) south-west of Samos. ... For the district, see Gökçeada (district). ... Incir Ada (literally Fig island) is a Turkish island and a part of the Foça Islands group. ... Aegean Sea. ... Lemnos (mod. ... Lesbos (Modern Greek: Lesvos (Λέσβος), Turkish: Midilli), is a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. ... Metalik Ada (literally Metallic Island) is a Turkish island, and part of the Foca Islands group in the Aegean Sea. ... Coordinates 38°31′ N 26°13′ E Country Greece Periphery North Aegean Prefecture Chios Population 1,050 source (2001) Elevation 21 m Postal code 821 01 Area code 22710 Licence plate code ΧΙ Website oinousses. ... Psara (Greek: Ψαρά) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. ... Samos (Greek: Σάμος) is a Greek island in the Eastern Aegean sea, located between the island of Chios to the North and the archipelagic complex of the Dodecanese to the South and in particular the island of Patmos and off the coast of Turkey, on what was formerly known as Ionia. ... Coordinates 40°29′ N 25°31′ E Country Greece Periphery East Macedonia and Thrace Prefecture Evros Population 2,723 source (2001) Area 178. ... Tenedos, known as Bozcaada officially and by its Turkish inhabitants, (Greek: , Tenedhos), is a small island in the Aegean Sea, part of the Bozcaada district of Çanakkale province in Turkey. ... Thasos or Thassos (Greek: Θάσος, Ottoman Turkish: طاشوز Taşöz, Bulgarian: ) is an island in the northern Aegean Sea, close to the coast of Thrace and the plain of the river Nestos (during the Ottoman times Kara-Su). ... Thymaina is a small Greek island in the Samos prefecture, in the eastern Aegean Sea. ... The Saronic Islands are so named because they lie in the Saronic Gulf just off the Greek mainland. ... Aegina (Greek: Αίγινα (Egina)) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 31 miles (50 km) from Athens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dokos is a small Greek island of the Argo-Saronic Gulf, adjacent to Hydra, and separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait called on some maps the Hydra Gulf. ... For other uses, see Hydra. ... Poros (Greek: Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 48 km (32 miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel. ... Psyttaleias location in the Saronic Gulf. ... Salamis (Greek, Modern: Σαλαμίνα Salamína, Ancient/Katharevousa: Σαλαμίς Salamís) is the largest Greek island in the Saronic Gulf, about 1 nautical mile (2 km) off-coast from Piraeus. ... Spetses ( Modern Greek: Σπέτσες, Ancient/Katharevousa: Σπέτσαι, Spetsai) is an island of Greece, sometimes included as one of the Saronic Islands. ... This is a list of some of the 3000 islands of Greece: Chrysi Crete Dia Euboea Gavdos Koufonisi Ydra The Cyclades Amorgos Anafi Andros Antiparos Anydro Delos Donoussa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kea Keros Kimolos Kithnos Makronisos Milos Mykonos (Mikonos) Naxos Paros Pholegandros Santorini (also called Thira) Serifos Sifnos Sikinos... Adelfoi (Greek: Αδελφοί) is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Alonissos, Alonisos or Alonnisos (Greek: Αλόννησος) is an island, a village and a municipality located in the eastern part of the Sporades and the southern part of the island. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Gioura (Greek: Γιούρα) is a Greek island and an abandoned settlement in the eastern part of the Sporades. ... Kyra Panagia is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Peristera is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Piperi (Greek: Πιπέρι meaning pepper) is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Psathoura is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Repio (Greek: Ρέπιο) is a Greek island and an abandoned settlement in the eastern part of the Sporades. ... Sarakino is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Skantzoura (Greek: Σκάντζουρα) is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Skiathos (Greek: Σκιάθος), Latin forms: Sciathos and Sciathus is a city and a small island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Greece. ... Skopelos (Greek: Σκόπελος) is a Greek island in the western Aegean sea. ... Skyropoula is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Skyros (Greek: Σκύρος) is the southernmost island of the Sporades, a Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea. ... Tsougria (Greek: Τσουγκριά), also Tsoungkria is a Greek island and an abandoned settlement in the western part of the Sporades. ... Valaxa is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... For other uses, see Crete (disambiguation). ... For the Greek mythological figures see Euboea Euboea, or Negropont or Negroponte (Modern Greek: Εύβοια Évia, Ancient Greek Eúboia), is the second largest of the Greek Aegean Islands and the second largest Greek island overall in area and population (after Crete). ... Gavdos (Greek: Γαύδος) is the southernmost Greek island, located to the south of its much bigger neighbour, Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the prefecture of Chania. ... Makronisos (Μακρόνησος, in Greek, lit. ... St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In antiquity, Phrygia (Greek: ) was a kingdom in the west central part of the Anatolia. ... For the town in the southern United States, see Ephesus, Georgia. ... Corinth, or Korinth (Greek: Κόρινθος, Kórinthos; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... There is another Kechries, see Kechries Kechries (Greek Modern: Κεχριές, rarely Κεχρεές, Ancient/Katharevousa: Kechreai), older form: Cenchreae, Kechriai, Kekhries, Kekhriai, Kekhriais is a community in the municipality of Corinth in Corinthia. ... Map of the Troas The Troas (Troad) is an ancient region in the northwestern part of Anatolia, bounded by the Hellespont to the northwest, the Aegean Sea to the west, and separated from the rest of Anatolia by the massif that forms Mount Ida. ... Assos (Behramkale) - located in Turkey Aristotle lived here and St Paul visited, but today visitors go to Assos as a tranquil Aegean-coast seaside retreat amid ancient ruins. ... Mytilene (Greek: Μυτιλήνη - Mytilíni, Turkish: Midilli), also Mytilini, is the capital city of Lesbos (formerly known as Lesbos but the modern name is Mytilene), a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, and the Lesbos Prefecture as well. ... Chios (IPA: )[2] (Greek: , alternative transliterations Khios and Hios) is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea seven kilometres (five miles) off the Turkish coast. ... Samos (Greek: Σάμος) is a Greek island in the Eastern Aegean sea, located between the island of Chios to the North and the archipelagic complex of the Dodecanese to the South and in particular the island of Patmos and off the coast of Turkey, on what was formerly known as Ionia. ... The lower half of the benches and the remnants of the scene building of the theater of Miletus (August 2005) Miletus (Carian: Anactoria Hittite: Milawata or Millawanda, Greek: Μίλητος transliterated Miletos, Turkish: Milet) was an ancient city on the western coast of Anatolia (in what is now Aydin Province, Turkey), near... Port and city view of Kos town on the island Kos. ... Patara (Lycian: Pttara), later renamed Arsinoe (Greek: ), was a flourishing maritime and commercial city on the south-west coast of Lycia on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey near the modern small town of GelemiÅŸ, in Antalya Province. ... Tyre (Arabic , Phoenician , Hebrew Tzor, Tiberian Hebrew , Akkadian , Greek Týros) is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. ... Ptolemais is the Ancient name for several cities in the Mediterranean region: Ptolemais (Cyrenaica), a city in the Pentapolis of Cyrenaica; Ptolemais Ace (modern Akko), a city in the province of Syria; Ptolemais Hermiou, a city in Egypt; and Ptolemais Theron, a city founded on the coast of the Red... Caesarea Palaestina, also called Caesarea Maritima, a town built by Herod the Great about 25 - 13 BC, lies on the sea-coast of Israel about halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa, on the site of a place previously called Pyrgos Stratonos (Strato or Stratons Tower, in Latin Turris Stratonis). ... 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Rhodes is a Greek island that lies to the south-east of the Greek mainland, approximately midway between the mainland and the island of Cyprus.
In the 16th century BC the Minoans came to Rhodes, to be followed in the 15th century by the Achaeans.
In 1912, Rhodes was seized from the Turks by the Italians, and in 1948, together with the other islands of the Dodecanese was united with Greece.
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