The island of Rhodes is the meeting point of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa and connects the West with the East. This was the reason why accepted influences from many different cultures. The island was inhabited since Neolithic Age and its first inhabitants considered being Kares, Foinikes and Minoans. After them, Mycenaeans Achaeans followed, who brought prosperity to the island and then the Dorians, who founded the three major cities. In 408 BC the three major cities Ialyssos, Kamiros and Lindos, founded the city of Rhodes.