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Palace of the Grand Master of the Kinghts of Rhodes

Rhodes is the capital of Rhodes island and Dodekanisa prefecture. It is a big city and very touristic mainly during summer period. Its population is 50.000 inhabitants at about but the summer its population increase a lot. It is located in the north of Rhodes island. It has got a big port where big ships come all the time. Rhodes is very beautiful city with many sights. The most interesting sight is the big castle which it is built at the crusade period by Ioannites Knights. In the antiquity on the port of Rhodes there was the gigantic statue of God Sun which was named Colossus of Rhodes. The statue was destroyed because of a powerful earthquake in the Roman period.