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Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands, and is the capital. It was once part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires, before being conquered by the Knights of St. John, who occupied Rhodes from 1306 to 1522.
Close to the Turkish coast, Rhodes was an important maritime crossroads in the eastern Aegean sea. Under the Greeks, the Byzantines, the Knights and the Ottomans, the island became a sort of free port populated by many ethnic groups. Like other islands in the Dodecanese, Rhodes became part of modern Greece only in 1948, five years after the end of the long Italian domination, whose signs can be noticed almost everywhere even today…[Read more]