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Rhodes,Greece by DariaKlepikova

Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος, Ródos ) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of land area and also the island group’s historical capital. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Rhodes regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Rhodes.The city of Rhodes had 50,636 inhabitants in 2011. It is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. Rhodes’ nickname is The island of the Knights, named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who once conquered the land.

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Temple of Athena Lindos by vasiliosgavrilis

Lindos is an archaeological site, a town and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece.
Above the modern town rises the acropolis of Lindos, a natural citadel which was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John and the Ottomans.

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Temple of Athena Lindia – Rhodes by vasiliosgavrilis

In classical times the acropolis of Lindos was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC. Lindos was founded by the Dorians led by the king Tlepolemus of Rhodes, who arrived in about the 10th century BC. It was one of six Dorian cities in the area known as the Dorian Hexapolis. The eastern location of Rhodes made it a natural meeting place between the Greeks and the Phoenicians, and by the 8th century Lindos was a major trading centre. In the 6th century it was ruled by Cleobulus, one of the Seven Sages of Greece. The importance of Lindos declined after the foundation of the city of Rhodes in the late 5th century.

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Greece. Rhodes. Quay at the port of Mandraki. by architecturalphotographer

Greece. Rhodes
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The yacht on the background of the mills by architecturalphotographer

Greece. Rhodes.
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Mill on the background of the rising sun by architecturalphotographer

Greece. Rhodes.
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