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Monolithos Castle

Monolithos, Greece
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Ranked #15 of 87 attractions in Rhodes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Tripoli, Greece
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very close to the village of Monolithos, there are the ruins of an old castle, yet with great history, having successfully resisted 2 consequent Ottoman sieges during the 15th and 16th century P.C. The view from up there is breath-taking, mainly at sunset, which is equally charming from the nearby beach of Kalamos, on the west coast of Rhodes.

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Lyon, France
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

easy walk, amazing view over a wild cost, you can then go down to the small & lovely pebbles beaches

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Sensible shoes are definitely required! Also be cautious as there are no railings and a sheer drop ;-) Really enjoyed exploring this small but historical site and would suggest that you add it to your list. Not suitable for young children or the infirm.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice place with an amazing view. Take comfortable shoes if you plan to walk there. They are also lot of small shops arround providing local food etc.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a place for a castle! Not to be missed on a trip to Rhodes. The climb up to this fortress built on top of a rock is worth the effort as the views from the top are stunning. The old church on the top is small but worth popping your head into.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Bit of a rocky climb up, so if you re bad on your legs take care. The stunning views from the top are worth it. I loved the little Church of st panteileimon at the top built in the 1400s and still in perfect condition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Visiting Rhodos you must see Monolithos castle. On the top of the cliff situated castle with nice temple is perfect destination. Climbing to the mountain is very attractive and the view from the top is fabulous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We couldn't believe how many cars/coaches were visiting - particularly when we'd climbed to the top and looked around. It's OK (views over the sea are stunning) but not much is still standing. The main attraction seemed to be the little chapel of a local saint. No good if you have difficulty walking/climbing steps.

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Westende, België
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Again many steps untill yoy reach the castle (100) On the top there a chapel that is maintained by monks from a nearby monestary. Its a ruine, but you can still see enough and imagine what a mighty castle this was

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We probably chose the wrong day to visit the castle. It was extremely windy and blustery and we found it actually too dangerous to attempt a hike to the castle! We returned to the safety of the village and instead had an excellent lunch at a local taverna. Admittedly, the castle offers stunning views over the bay and the surrounding... More

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