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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. By using our Monolithos itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Monolithos Castle and other attractions in Monolithos.
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  • Not easy to find but ... worth it. The visit to the castle is spectacular and offers glimpses of the island beyond comparison. Some parts of integrity of the Castle, however, are truly spectacular.
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  • the Castle rest shortly but the view and the view are something wonderful. well worth a visit.
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  • The place to submit it. It's a huge rock which stands out from afar and on top of kasteli which dominates like eagles. Suitable place for sunset though far enough from the city of Rhodes.
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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