The largest urban centre on the island, Rhodes sits on its northeasternmost tip. In Classical history, Rhodes was a maritime power and the site of the Colossus of Rhodes. The historical fortunes of the city are linked intimately with those of the island of Rhodes. Under a modified democracy and an efficient executive, the city in antiquity prospered. Its standard of coinage was widely accepted, and its maritime law , the earliest known to have been codified, was widely quoted in the Mediterranean and was adopted by Augustus for the Roman Empire. Parts of the law are still quoted. About — bce the citizens commemorated their successful resistance to a determined siege by Demetrius I Poliorcetes bce by erecting the famous Colossus of Rhodes , a bronze statue rising to some feet 30 metres or higher that was dedicated to the sun god Helios.
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Since the local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes , of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. Rhodes has been famous since antiquity as the site of Colossus of Rhodes , one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today, the city of Rhodes is an important Greek urban center and popular international tourist destination. The city of Rhodes is situated in the north-east tip of the island and forms a triangle from north to south. The municipal unit has an area of It borders the Aegean Sea to the north, the east and the west and with the municipalities of Ialysos and Kallithea in the south. This has given the city and the island many different identities, cultures, architectures, and languages over its long history.
Welcome to Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese , an island which is ideal not only for those who want to relax but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches , Rhodes is truly a blessed place. Thanks to its strategic position, Rhodes has been important since ancient times. The ancient city of Rhodes, the construction of which began in BC, was designed according to the city planning system devised by the greatest city planner of antiquity, Hippodamus of Miletus. Rhodes soon developed into one of the most important seafaring and trading centres in the Eastern Mediterranean. When it became a province of the Roman, and later the Byzantine Empire, it initially lost its ancient glory.