Region: Greece

Support the Dodecanese Modern Heritage Campaign for UNESCO World Heritage Status

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Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports
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Thirteen islands of the Dodecanese archipelago share a unique modern cultural heritage dating from the 1920s and 1930s. The Dodecanese Modern Heritage Campaign aims to promote awareness of this heritage and strives ultimately for recognition there of through its registration on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


The modern architectural heritage of the interbellum period in the Dodecanese is an outstanding example of a systematic modernization project and of visionary town planning and architecture in the early 20th century. This building program that was achieved in less than two decades was unprecedented for the wider region and intended to culturally and politically unify the islands of the Dodecanese archipelago through architecture. To achieve this, a completely new architectural style was designed on the drawing boards. It is also an outstanding example of architectural practices in the neo-imperialist period and of the imperial ambitions of a European power in the 20th century. It is the only example of large scale and systematic planned colonial settlements and architecture on European soil by another European colonial power. .

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  • on 21 Jun 2020

    Sono 11 anni che vado regolarmente a Lero (Leros) e adoro l'architettura di quel luogo. Inoltre ho visitato Rodi e molte altre Isole del Dodecaneso.

  • on 21 Jun 2020

    Because it protects the region of Dodekanissa islands as world heritage. Greece should be protected as world heritage as a whole!

  • on 20 Jun 2020

    I live in Rhodes and want to see buildings invested in and protected

  • Leyla Shengeliya Ρόδος,

    on 17 Jun 2020

    φιλόλογος, αρχηγός - διερμηνέας τουριστικών ομαδων

  • on 17 Jun 2020

    The Old Hospital is in dreadful condition through lack of care by successive mayor's of the island. This heritage is unique and must be preserved to the highest standard.

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