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Kritinia Castle

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Ranked #46 of 105 Attractions in Rhodes
Type: Castles
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It's free so that's a bonus, a very windy road to get to it. Quite a nice scene with the castle on the hill but it is in ruins, good for a viewpoint.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A similiar castle to monolithos so probaly not worth doing if you have already done monolithos. A diffrent looking castle to monolithos it looks more like the holy land crusader castles . Not much to see inside but good panoramic views of the agean. Be careful at edges no barriers and a large drop Very good cafe with nice guy... More

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited the castle on the way back from Monolithos becuase it looked stunning from afar. When we got there it was clear to see that the castle had been lacking in attention, as the modern path up to the castle entrance had not been maintained and there was an abandoned hut in the grounds which looked like it had... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

These ancient Greeks certainly knew where to site their castles in the most magnificently picturesque spots.It sure is a lovely spot,but make sure you've got decent sturdy footwear on as it's a tricky clamber-up,and you need to be sure-footed.Some years back on a previous visit here,my son tripped&quite badly gashed his knee-and since lost his enthusiasm for looking at scenic... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Kritina Castle is a ruined castle on the west coast of Rhodes (if you have the map from Marathon car rentals, then it's listed as Kastellos). When we went entry was free although there looks to have been attempted to put in a pay kiosk at some time, whether this has now been abandoned or was simply not in use... More

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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

One of the must see castles in the Rhodes island. The castle is a little abandoned, but you can feel the history, the ancient life in it. The view from the castle is gorgeous, the rocks, the sea view and some small islands.

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

With Lindos on the east side of Rhodes, the west side gets little attention. After we finished our tour of the west side, we even heard a tourist agency person tell a visitor from Russia that, on the west side, there some small villages but that's about all! Kritinia Castle was one of our special stops when we were on... More

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South England
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60 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Its another crusader castle on a crag but well worth a visit. Great views and a great place to stop off for 1/2 hr. Well worth including on an itinerary.

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South Yorkshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This castle is beautiful and by far the best on the island. It can be seen from afar and the views from the top are just stunning. It's very medieval and you can just imagine who used to live there and what went on! Worth a visit and it's free entry.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you'd like to get out of a tourist area and see a bit of rural Rhodes, this is a good way to do it. The village of Kritinia is well worth a visit and is a very handy stop when heading down the West coast of Rhodes - eg going to Monolithos Castle or Prassionisi. The castle at Kritinia... More

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