Monolithos Castle, Rhodes

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Perched atop Monopetra, Monolithos Castle offers views of the sea and two small islets below. The castle was built in 1480 to protect the island against potential attacks. To reach the ruins of this ancient castle, climb steep--and sometimes slippery--steps that are cut into the rock face. Along the way, notice the small piles of rocks gathered at the side of the route. Their meaning is unknown. Visit the small chapel inside the castle dedicated to St. Pantaleon. Take some time to appreciate the view from 236 m (774 ft) above the sea. Plan a trip to Monolithos easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Most people miss the West Coast of Rhodes but they really miss so much! Monolithos Castle has one the best views on the island and it is very easy to get there! Also the little village of Monolithos i...  more »
  • One of the most beautyfull locations to visit on the island of Rhodes. Even its far from the town,visiting this place will be a lifetime experience. On the way there are a lot of small villages you ca...  more »
  • Monolithos tour must be a must-see visitors. We have views from the castle ruins, the same access to it doing a great impression. Chapel of polożona at the top of the mountain-no lift. We visited the ruins just before sunset-an added advantage
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  • Just incredible it's a long drive from rhodes town. What superb views. So it's well worth it.
  • There isn't all that much left of the castle to visit but even if only for the views, it's definitely worth a visit. As you approach from the main road, it pays to stop and admire the scenery and impressive location of the castle from a distance. There is a quite pretty little chapel/church on the site and the views from the castle itself are superb.
  • If you don't mind the the multiple amount of steps in sweltering hot sunshine, make sure you take plenty of water with you and enjoy the lovely views and ancient history :-)
  • If you're afraid of heights, you'll never even make it to the base. Once you're up there the view is outstanding. Not exactly on the tourist route as there's not a lot on that part of the island...hence, I loved it.
  • Beautiful place. It is mostly a ruin, but the little church is very charming and one is quite tempted to lit a candle, if not out of faith then at least to support the church financially. Stunning views of the sea and islands west of Rhodes. Very sturdy winblown trees growing between the rocks. The taverna next to the castle is nice, but one staff member may have a burn-out as she is shouting to customers.
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