Rhodos, Rhodes
 The Greek islands
 Rhodes
 Rhodes Car Rental
 Rhodes Beaches
 Rhodes Restaurants
 Rhodes History
 Rhodes Hotels
 Private Villas Rhodes
 Rhodes Town Hotels
 Lindos Hotels
 Faliraki Hotels
 Ixia & Ialysos Hotels
 Hotels Elsewhere
 Ancient Kamiros excavation
 Apolakkia
 Arhangelos churchfort
 Asklipieio churchfort
 Charaki beachfort
 Embonas
 Gennadi churchbeach
 Kamiros Skala beachexcavation
 Kritinia Castle fort
 Lindos excavationchurchbeachfort
 Mesanagros church
 Monolithos beachfort
 Panagia Ipseni church
 Plimmiri excavationchurchbeach
 Prassonissi beach
 Rhodes Townexcavationchurchbeachfort
 Siana church
 Skiadenis Monastery church
 St. Ioannis Monastery church
 Thari Monastery church

THE HISTORY OF RHODES

Rhodes is already known in the Greek mythology. One of the myths tells us that the god Zeus divided the world amongst the gods, but forgot to give a part to the sungod Helios. Than the island of Rhodes rose from the sea, and it belonged to Helios. In the Greek times Rhodes was a center for hellenic culture and in the year 70 it became a part of Rome. At this time the island became less important. Through the centuries the island was raided by the Goths, Persians, Arabs and others and finally in 1522 it was occupied by the Turks and it became a part of the Ottoman empire. After this it was part of Italy for a while, before it became a part of Greece again. Buildings in Italian architectural style remember these times.


Hans Huisman, http://www.angelfire.com/super2/greece/ 2014
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