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Kritinia Castle

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Ranked #42 of 87 attractions in Rhodes
Type: Castles
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Warwick, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
139 reviews 139 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
173 helpful votes 173 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I think so much more could be made of this attraction if the Greeks tried! It is a ruined castle, with some wonderful views and great to explore, but no information about it. However it is free, as despite having an entrance booth, no one is in there.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

By far the best castle on the island of Rhodes: fantastic views of the surrounding areas. My only criticism would be that there is not any information about the castle itself

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New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We almost bypassed this castle because everyone said that Monolithos was better, but when Kamiros was closed on Monday, we decided to go try Kritinia for the sunset - it was the most serendipitous closing because Kritinia was not only an easier hike up to the top, but had this ruined balcony looking area where you could get the best... More

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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Kritinia castle is definitely worth a visit - if only for the views and the fact that you're on the less-visited west coast of Rhodes. The castle is in ruins but it's part of the charm. The views are amazing. And really, it's a short flight of stairs up, so you haven't gone out of your way at all to... More

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