Castle of Monolithos, Rhodes

Perched atop Monopetra, Castle of Monolithos 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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  • Had a wonderful time exploring this crumbled 15th Century castle with majestic views of the sea and the valleys below. Cool pine forest leads up to the summit. Easy to walk. Free.  more »
  • A trek up a single track roadway above the village leasing to an unmanned historical site with little information available. Great view out to the sea and up the valley as well. Appears to be a...  more »
  • The view is spectacular! It's quite popular with tourists but still you get to enjoy view which is definitely worth going. Be careful when taking the stairs as stones can be quite slippery
  • Drive your and half to get there but was nice seeing the Greek villages and the winding rounds going up the mountain...views are spectacular. Ruins spiritual, quiet. Walking shoes advised as steep stairs to get up to the castle. Not as many steps as I imagined as looks more than actually is... A must see bit of history.
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