In the 1600 BCE, the Greek Minoans came to Rhodes.
In the 1500 BCE, Mycenaean Greeks invaded.
In the 800 BCE, the island’s settlements started to form, with the coming of the Greek Dorians, who built the three important cities of Lindos, Ialyssos and Kameiros.
In 478 BC, the Rhodian cities joined the Athenian League.
In 332 BC, Rhodes then became a part of the empire of Alexander the Great in 332 BC.
In 395 AC, the long Greek Byzantine period began for Rhodes.
In 1306 AC, the Byzantine era of the island’s history came to an end, when the island was occupied by the Knights Hospitaller.
In 1522 AC, Rhodes was under the possession of the Ottoman Empire for nearly four centuries.
In 1912, Italy seized Rhodes from the Ottomans during the Italo-Turkish War.
In 1947, after the end of WW2, as part of Dodecanesos, the Italians capitulated that Rhodos island, became again part of Greece.
Rhode, was the sea nymph and protector goddess of the island of Rhodes in Greek mythology.
She was the daughter of the sea god Poseidon, but there are numerous sea goddesses listed as her mother.
When she went to Rhodes, she became the wife of the Sun God Helios, and Rhodes became the centre of the Goddess’ cult.
Helios and Rhode had seven sons, collectively called the Heliadae, and one daughter, Electryone.
The Heliadae became astronomers and rulers of the island.
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek Sun-God Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, by the Greek sculptor Chares of Lindos in 280 BC.
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was constructed to celebrate the successful defence of Rhodes city against attacks.
According to most contemporary descriptions, the Colossus stood approximately 70 cubits, or 33 metres (108 feet) high – approximately the height of the modern Statue of Liberty from feet to crown – making it the tallest statue in the ancient world.
It collapsed during the earthquake of 226 BC, although parts of it were preserved.
In 653 AC, almost 1000 years later, an Arab force under Muslim general Muawiyah I, conquered Rhodes, and according to the Chronicle of Theophanes, the statue was completely destroyed and the remains sold.
Rhodes, is a modern island, economical center of Dodecanisa, with a strong tourism industry, but also consistent manufacturing industry as well as significant prospects in the design of the eastern Mediterranean Natural Gas pipelines.
Rodos Palace Hotel:
Trianton Avenue, Ixia, 85100.
Rhodes Island, Dodekanesos Complex, Greece.
Rodos Palace Hotel is an emblematic hospitality structure in Rhodes Island, hosting the IIW 2024 International Assembly, Conference and Exhibition