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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Having sailed the line from Kusadasi to Marmaris, with our excursion into the Greek Dodecanese Islands along the way, our conclusion is that for all of their supposed differences the Greeks and the Turks are not all that different after all.
Resenting the Royal Navy's July 1940 attack on the French fleet lying at anchor at Mers-el-Kebir in Algeria, French Admiral Jean Darlan negotiated a preliminary agreement with the Germans and offered to release Vichy war stocks in Syria, including aircraft, and permit passage of German war material across Syria, providing a Syrian air link for the Germans to support Gaylani from the Axis-occupied Dodecanese Islands.
The hotel even removes the stress of organising trips around the island or elsewhere in the Dodecanese archipelago, including the Panormitis Monastery on the neighbouring island of Symi.
The highlight of a holiday to the largest of the Dodecanese islands which hug the Turkish coastline has to be a visit to the medieval quarter at the heart of the island capital, Rhodes Town.
They included avoiding land combat with Axis forces or invading Sardinia, Sicily, Italy, Greece, or the Dodecanese Islands.
Undoubtedly, but then idyllic fairly describes Kalymnos, as yet an unspoilt and largely undiscovered Greek island in the Dodecanese cluster.
The country has a strong tourism infrastructure and Kos is the second most popular destination in the Dodecanese Archipelago.
The project concerns the installation of fossil fuel fired engines for the electricity production on eighteen Greek islands - not interconnected to the mainland grid - in the North and East Aegean, Dodecanese, Cyclades, and the Diapontia island complex, with associated upgrading of auxiliary infrastructure.
The Dodecanese islands cited in Lausanne's Article 15 were transferred from Italy to Greece in 1947 by the Paris Treaty.
AVOID the alcohol-induced exploits of Faliraki and on rhodes you'll discover the jewel of the Dodecanese islands and more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
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