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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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TripAdvisor
  • Really beautiful...wonderful views ..i did it and I'm scared of heights! Nice peaceful little chapel you can go into..  more »
  • We've been coming here over the last 50 years and very little has changed in that time. Uneven climb up to the 15C monastery. Need stout shoes. Wonderful views. Be ware of sheer drops. Keep kids on a ...  more »
  • Wonderful ruined castle, with so many recently crafted rock piles. We really enjoyed the walk up to and around the top although there are many vertical drops. Make sure you head over to the far side w...  more »
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  • Very atmospheric place, the views are great. You can relax there and enjoy spectacular sunsets if you are into such things ;)
  • A fantastic castle located perfectly looking over the blue pristine ocean
  • Fantastic multi-ages archeological sites
  • Brilliant views. Lovely place
  • It was worth to climb up. Off-season and peaceful atmosphere.