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Monolithos Castle, Rhodes
(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Monolithos itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Monolithos Castle and other attractions in Monolithos.
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  • Castle in a bad condition like many acropolises and castles in Rhodes. We had an audioguide but did't get any interesting information. A lot of stones and rocks lying everywhere around. Be careful! Ni...  more »
  • We expected a big castle but no... Must climb a number of markets and then you get to the level of the ruins, you can visit a small chapel and when you go around her, you have a magnificent view on the surrounding area... see, it's really beautiful
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  • Easy walk from car parking area to the summit. Lots and lots of piles of stones everywhere which people have built. Beautiful views. Extremely windy road down to the beach which was really nice but qu...  more »
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  • Beautiful views all around with adjacent small isles and mountains. Short excursion from parking (beware of slope roadside while lot is quite limited) allows explore ancient ruins with modest chapel. Even better views from adjacent viewpoints with excellent panoramas. While visiting take some time buffer as goat stakes can slow you down on the road.
  • Breathtaking views. Be careful if you go with small children as the place can be dangerous.
  • Nice view! And lovely little church on top of the hill.
  • It is very beautiful breathtaking view but the castle is almost destroyed.
  • Amazing view. Free entrance. With small church inside