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Mandraki Harbor,Rhodes
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Trip Date:2006-03-04 - 2006-03-05
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Countries visited:Greece
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by Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10702 W: 21579 N: 283] (84517)
Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος Rhódhos; Italian Rodi; ; Turkish Rodos; Ottoman Turkish: ردوس Rodos; Ladino: Rodi or Rodes) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, situated in eastern Aegean Sea. This Greek island lies approximately 11 miles (18 km) to the west of the Turkish shores, situated between the Greek mainland and the island of Cyprus. As of 2001, it has a population of 117,007 of which 53,709 reside in the capital city of the island.

Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today Rhodes is a major international tourist destination