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Rhodes Island


Greece Travel Guide|Greek Islands

Rhodes known as Rodos is one of the most famous islands not only in Europe but in the world.

Rhodes(Rodos), combines many elements to attract different types of tourists, covering different needs.There are many intresting beaches on the island.
The perfect weather conditions, the perfect Greek edideranian food, the hotels, the safety that rhodes offers and the tourist infrastructure make Rodos the ideal tourist destination for relaxation.

Rhodes is the largest and also most popular of the Dodecanese islands on the east side of the Aegean and Rhodes. The well-preserved medieval city of Rhodes is located north of the island bearing the same name as the island. Hotels lined up along the northern and eastern coasts. Small villages and resorts scattered along the other coast. Whether you love the beaches, bars or archaeological sites in Rhodes you can enjoy them all. In the hilly interior of the island, 80 km length, one encounters the authentic Greece.

Rhodes was inhabited by Achaeans at 15th century BC and Dorian 11th century BC. In 700 BC Dorian was part of Exapolis. In the battle of Salamis (480 BC) fought-by-necessity in the Persian side. The 478-7 BC joined the Athenian Alliance. H Rhodes was built in 408 BC on projects of great planner Hippodamus of Miletus. During the fifth, fourth and third centuries. is the undisputed Navy-mall, enriches, presented a cultural edge (theater, rhetoric famous school with Greek and Roman students), mint its own coins. In 269 he accepted the invasion of the Goths. Later (297) falls within the territories of the Byzantine Empire. For a limited time, in the 7th century., Conquered by the Saracens.

Kolossos Rodou
Rodos Kolossos

Ιn ancient mythology, the island of Rhode was the island of the god Sun. When greeks fleet tried to invade the island in 304 BC, the inhabitants raised such strong resistance that forced the Greek General give up and captured his fleet. The people of Rhodes built with toantitimo weapons and ships taken from the Greek army, one of the Sun as terastioagalma gratitude to the god who protected them. Nobody knows exactly where the statue was and how right he was. Many believe it was located in Lindos, the largest port of Rhodes, with views off over the harbor for the ships to pass beneath his feet tou.However is possible that the status was erected in the city and the facing the harbor . Constructed by Harry, a pupil of the famous Greek sculptor Lysippos. According to our knowledge, to build were needed 12.7 tons and 7.6 tons of bronze sidirou.
The huge statue had a tragic end.

From the 11th to the 16th century. passes gradually into the sovereignty of Genoa and the Crusaders. In 1306 sales by the Genoese to the Knights of the Order of St. John (the domination began in 1309). They built a powerful navy, naval and merchant, built the medieval Rhodes and decorated with hundreds of towering buildings that fortified behind an impressive wall-castle. In 1522 it became part of the Ottoman Empire. The Turks were on the island until 1912. From then until 1945, Rhodes lived under Italian occupation. Incorporated in 1947 in Greece.