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The island of Rhodes is about 11 miles (18 kilometres) southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and is situated at the crossroads of two major sea routes not to far from the coast of the Middle East, as well as Cyprus and Egypt.
As it is on the meeting point of three continents, it has known many different civilizations and has a great deal of history.
Throughout its long and sometimes turbulant history the different people's that have settled on Rhodes have left their mark in all aspects of the culture, art, language, architecture and cuisine.
The Islands good strategic position brought great wealth making the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of the ancient Greek world (you will all ways see it on ancient maps) This great position has always been the true wealth of Rhodes and so throughout the centuries it has attracted many different powers and the many invaders and occupiers have all contributed in making the island the great place that it still is today.
Rhodes is a Fantastic place and is so full of history. It has everything from prehistoric settlements to long sandy beaches and all night bars.
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