Dodecanese


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Do·dec·a·nese

 (dō-dĕk′ə-nēz′, -nēs′)
An island group of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Crete. The name means "12 islands," although there are also several islets. The islands were held by Turkey from 1522 until 1912.

Dodecanese

(ˌdəʊdɪkəˈniːz)
pl n
(Placename) a group of islands in the SE Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece: part of the Southern Sporades. Capital: Rhodes. Pop: 190 071 (2001). Area: 2663 sq km (1028 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Dhodhekánisos

Do•dec•a•nese

(doʊˌdɛk əˈnis, -ˈniz, ˌdoʊ dɛk ə-)

n.pl.
a group of 12 Greek islands in the Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey: belonged to Italy 1911–45. 145,071; 1035 sq. mi. (2680 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dodecanese - a group of islands in the southeast Aegean Sea
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Rodhos, Rhodes - a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes
Translations

Dodecanese

[ˌdəʊdɪkəˈniːz] NPL the Dodecaneseel Dodecaneso

Dodecanese

[ˌdəʊdɪkəˈniːz] npl
the Dodecanese, the Dodecanese Islands → l'archipel m du Dodécanèse

Dodecanese

[ˌdəʊdɪkəˈniːz] npl the Dodecaneseil Dodecanneso
the Dodecanese Islands → le isole del Dodecanneso
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Rhodes is the largest of Greece's Dodecanese islands, a chain totalling some 165 isles in the south-eastern Aegean Sea, off the coast of Asian Turkey.
The rep will come soon," the driver told us before hurtling off into the Dodecanese countryside.
Tenders are invited for Transfer and delivery of drinking water in tanks of ota arid islands of the prefectures of the dodecanese and cyclades for a period of six (6) months (indicatively from 1.
HATED We only stayed three nights at the end of our tour of the Dodecanese Islands, we wished it was longer.
The process of establishing a modern Greek state, which commenced at the beginning of the 19 th century, lasted many years with failures (such as the disappearance of the thriving Greek-speaking communities in Asia Minor), but also with successes (such as the transfer, in 1947, of the sovereignty over the Dodecanese -- then under British command -- to Greece).
The Turkish towns of Bodrum and Datca, and Kos in the Dodecanese Islands archipelago are all major tourist destinations.
7 earthquake shook the popular summer resort holiday destinations of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey, reported Aljazeera.
It was close to the Turkish towns of Bodrum and Datca, and the Greek island of Kos in the Dodecanese Islands archipelago, all of which are major tourist destinations.
Rhodes With ancient history, wooded valleys and fabulous beaches, the biggest of the Dodecanese Islands is also one of the Greek Islands' most popular locations.
Down: 1 Clipper 2/25 Port Said 3 Mallorca 4 Drogheda 5 Pacific Rim 6 Lebanon 9 Sonar 10 Tarn 14 Dodecanese 17 Americas 19 Katowice 20 Uppsala 21 Granite 23 Saone 28 Holm.
According to the agreement, Italy ceded sovereignty over the Dodecanese Islands, which include Rhodes, to Greece.
Its North Aegean and Dodecanese islands have received a disproportionately high number of asylum seekers, but reception centres are substandard, with few essential services.