Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος, Ródos, ) is an island in Greece, located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, with a population of 117,007, 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 53,709 inhabitants in 2001. It is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens and southwest of the Anatolian coast in Turkey.

Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

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Epimachus Of Athens - The Helepolis - The Siege
... of assault, the siege was abandoned after it was realised that the fortifications of Rhodes were too powerful and well defended ... After the siege, the Helepolis was abandoned near Rhodes, despite Demetrius' desire to keep it from harm during the Siege ... The people of Rhodes melted down its metal plating and used the materials to build the Colossus of Rhodes ...
The Colossus Of Rhodes (film)
... Il Colosso di Rodi (English title The Colossus of Rhodes) is a 1961 Italian sword-and-sandal film directed by Sergio Leone ... Starring Rory Calhoun, it is a fictional account of the island of Rhodes during its Classical period in the late third century before coming under Roman control, using the Colossus of Rhodes as a ...
Find Me (Happy Rhodes Album)
... Find Me is Happy Rhodes most recent studio album, released October 19, 2007 ... Rhodes collaborated with artists who made contributions to the album, these include guitarist Bon Lozaga and bassist Hansford Rowe of Gongzilla, bassist Carl Adami, guitarists Teddy Kumpel and Jon Catler and ...
Find Me (Happy Rhodes Album) - Overview
... Rhodes’ 11th studio album to be released, the songs were originally recorded in 2001 but due to the costs of mastering, the album was not released on public sale until October 2007 ... There are currently no singles released from the album and Rhodes had made no claims to be releasing one ... To assist with the costs of recording and producing the CD herself, Rhodes released a “sampler” disc to fans in 2005 which consisted of 8 tracks from the album ...

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