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Monolithos Castle

Monolithos, Greece
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Ranked #15 of 105 Attractions in Rhodes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A little difficult to get to but incredible views, especially at sunset. Old Venetian-era castle on a hill, nice church at the top of the mountain.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Like a lot of monuments this could be improved by better steps etc. The views are good but thought the ground below was a bit dodgy. Also no WC and noticed a man relieving himself at the side of the path which wasn't ideal.

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Akersloot, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Be careful, the way up is very slippery! I do not suggest wearing flip flops, but the rock formations make for very cool pictures!

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wales
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Some great views to be had on drive down to castle by honey stalls.Parking available at bottom of steps up to castle Climb not too hard up about 80 steps. Not much remains of castle except old chapel but views are to die for Be careful with small children as edges of castle are unfenced with severe drops Good to... More

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We drove from Kalithea (1 hour 45 mins away), crossing the island and driving down the Western coast. The drive was incredible - an amazing coastal road right next to the sea like in the movies, and plenty of places to stop for photo opportunities if you wanted to. As you go away from the coast you find yourself wondering... More

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Bordon, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A free ancient site, well worth a visit for the spectacular views from the castle and all along its approach. Rhodes has some magnificent coastline and from this vantage point in the mountains you can't get anything better. The castle is not for the feint hearted as it is a very steep climb with well worn steps, also a health... More

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Hämeenkyrö, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

very nice view from top and you can imagine what it has been when knights have been looking for pirates from the castle.

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Athens, Greece
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When we reached Rhodes, we had decided not to visit Monolithos castle. However, we decided to visit Fournoi beach (worth to visit-one of the island's greatest beaches). The castle made its appearance at the corner of the road and it was astonishing. We did not climb but watching such a castle so suddenly takes your breath away...

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I drove from Rhodos town to Monolithos along the eastern side of the Island. There are a lot to see till Monolithos as well but the walkway up the Castle and the panorama from there is really the crown of the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Once you have got to the top of the hill the views are spectacular - could have stayed for hours sitting on the walls with the breeze blowing and watching the goats down below. The trek up the hill is not that strenuous but it can be rather perilous climbing about the ruins as there are not many proper steps... More

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