Rhodes is the largest and most important island in the Dodecanese. Already in ancient Greece, Rhodes was a major trading center. In medieval times, the island was owned by the Knights Hospitallers of the Order of St. John. Since 1523 Rhodes became part of the Ottoman Empire. The rhodians took part in the liberation of the Greek army (1821–1829), but the military did not have a large number of representatives of the Turkish population and the base of the combined Turkish-Egyptian-Algerian fleet. In 1912, after the defeat of the Turks during the Italian-Turkish war, Italy gets Rhodes. Italians control the island until 1943. Since 1945, Rhodes, British protectorate. By the Paris Agreement of 1947, the British go to the transfer of the Dodecanese islands of Greece. In 1948, Rhodes was reunited with Greece. Below you will see all the sights which you dont have to miss.