Mug Shot — «Rhodes - Acropolis of Rhodes»

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Starbucks City Mug Rhodes - Acropolis of Rhodes

Rhodes 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 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. 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.

The Acropolis of Rhodes is an acropolis dating from the Hellenistic period (3rd–2nd century BC) 3 kilometers from the centre of Rhodes, in the island with the same name, Greece. The partially reconstructed part of the site consists of the "Temple of Apollo" below which is a stadium and a small theatre. It is included in a large park, Monte Smith, named for English Napoleonic admiral William Sidney Smith. The original excavation was carried on by the Italian School of Archaeology at Athens from 1912-1945.

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