Monolithos Castle, Rhodes

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • August 16, 2017
    Nice location with nice views. Small kappelletje. Beach down also fun see and nice and quiet.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The ruins of the castle of the Hospitaller Knights of 1476, inside the Castle worth special attention is the small 15TH century chapel of St. Guangzhou preserved almost intact. In the old days the castle was one of the four powerful strongholds on the island. From the top there is a beautiful view of the North Coast and the island of Chalki. Breathtaking images which are not able to donate any photographs. Before entering the up I recommend creating hiking boot. Views, views, views!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Wonderful views, the shadow, the dream, and below, a typical Greek meal ends with a yoghurt traditional delicious. We there discovered cakes offered for weddings at base of honey and sesame, walnuts, nuts in honey, and on the way back, small producers of honey and olive oil, or d orange liqueur, and scrunchies d here peanut mix of honey and sesame.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Very atmospheric place, the views are great. You can relax there and enjoy spectacular sunsets if you are into such things ;)
  • June 9, 2017
    A fantastic castle located perfectly looking over the blue pristine ocean
  • June 30, 2017
    Magical place that most turists don't find!
  • July 3, 2017
    Pretty nice Castle ruins. Beautiful views.
  • June 21, 2017
    Best view on Rhodes. Breathtaking.

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