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Dodecanese Islands  
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The Dodecanese group of islands numbers a total of 13 islands lined up in the Eastern Aegean, whose strategic position made them vulnerable to a greater large list of invaders than the rest of Greece: Egyptians, the Knights of St John, Turks and Italians have all done their bit as conquerors. Rhodes is the largest and most cosmopolitan of the Dodecanese islands and its capital town is the largest inhabited medieval settlement in Europe. Other popular islands in the Dodecanese include Kos, Symi and Patmos, while the unspoilt Lipsi and Tilos have fantastic beaches without large crowds. Agathonisi, Kastellorizo and Kassos are great places to experience traditional, serene island life. Several islands of the Dodecanese, especially Rhodes, were settled by the ancient Greeks and figured prominently in Hellenic civilisation for many centuries. Nowadays, tourism is of major economic significance to the islands, as they all feature sunny skies, beautiful beaches and perfect tourist infrastructure and an endless list of holiday choices.