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Castle merged with the hill, on which it is located. Now here are only ruins from the castle, but here you can still find a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea.
Monolithos Castle is located near the village of Monolithos, 70 kilometres from the capital. The castle was built by the Knights of the Order of St. John and was intended as a viewing tower. To the Monolithos Castle leads a stone staircase, which was cut down into the rock and only those who possessed the necessary dexterity could pass it.
Unfortunately, about the past greatness of the castle remind only remnants of walls. Near the castle is a snow-white chapel of Saint Panteleimon of the 15th century.
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Climb to the Monolithos castle
Use the narrow stone stairs that are carved into the rock and climb to the top of the hill where you can make a panoramic photo of the Aegean Sea.FREE21
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More places to visit on Rhodes
The Acropolis of Rhodes
Acropolis will delight history lovers a beautiful amphitheatre, where studied Cicero, a luxurious temple of the Pythian Apollo and the ancient stadium.16
Agios Nektarios Monastery
The magnificent terracotta building, where the particles of the relics of Saint Nektarios are located, who was revered in Greece and rest here in peace.2
Moni Thari Monastery
One of the most beautiful religious sites of the island, built in the 12-13 centuries in the Middle Ages architectural style and serves as home for monks.2
In the village of Pastida is an unusual museum, which tells all about beekeeping, and you can watch the bees through the glass of the transparent beehive.16
Acropolis of Lindos
In the Acropolis of Lindos, that is as famous as the Acropolis of Athens, you can walk among ancient columns, see how the archaeologists work and touch history.71
St. Pauls Bay
The secret place of Lindos, it is hidden from view by high cliffs and offers a quiet vacation on the coast surrounded by pristine nature and swimming in the emerald waters.14
Church of St. Panteleimon
The bright decoration of village Siana, the church with high towers, frescoes, painted ceiling and the relics of of St. Panteleimon.5
The city, where you can find only ruins, see the ghosts of the past and take a walk to the places mentioned by Homer in his immortal poem.12
Ostrich Farm & Park
Hilarious fun for the whole family, there are farm and zoo here, where in addition to ostriches are monkeys, donkeys, kangaroos, goats and camels.23
The island is the center of wine-making, there are small wineries and large plant here, as well as many taverns and houses in true Greek style.5
Knights of the Order of St. John from this castle could see the attack enemies from the sea, it was a fortification that it was impossible to conquer.12