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Address: Monolithos, Greece
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Great views, amazing stone piles

Easy walk from car parking area to the summit. Lots and lots of piles of stones everywhere which people have built. Beautiful views. Extremely windy road down to the beach... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 3, 2016
Lorna F
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Dubna, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Castle in a bad condition like many acropolises and castles in Rhodes. We had an audioguide but did't get any interesting information. A lot of stones and rocks lying everywhere around. Be careful! Nice view of the sea and mountains.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Easy walk from car parking area to the summit. Lots and lots of piles of stones everywhere which people have built. Beautiful views. Extremely windy road down to the beach which was really nice but quite a bit of kelp to wade through to be able to swim.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

You can’t beat this for free! Set in a beautiful location and after a short steep climb up you get amazing views. The top is pretty with some shade from trees, just be careful as the ground is uneven and there is a big hole which isn’t fenced all the way around. Also as I remember there’s an archway right... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The journey on the winding roads through pine forest on the west coast got us to a car park near to Monolithos. From here it's around two minutes worth of steps to get the castle which is perched on a tall rock overlooking the sea. It is free to enter this castle. And when I say 'castle' it is more... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We was only out on a tour in our car that day, but stopped road side to take a photo of the castle in the distance as it looked amazing, and when we followed the road down, we decided to park and walk up. The climb is not as bad as it seems, lord of shady stops along the way,... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

What an amazing place. The views are absolutely stunning. I believe the ruins date back to the 12th or 13th century (but don't quote me), and they are ruins. Parts of the ramparts and one building still survives. The walk up to the castle is reasonably easy, but there are steps so no wheel chair access. There is a small... More 

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Thank Simon S
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Lucky we didnt have to walk all the way up. The car takes you up. The village at the foot of the hill is really deserted. The view from top is good but nothing special

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Poortugaal, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The most beautiful scenery is probably when you approach it. You noitice some people stopping alongside the road to take picture. At that point you look to the castle from above and it is a real scenic picture. The castle is easy to climb and has beautiful views.

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place to watch the sun disappear into the sea, time it right and you're in for a treat, easy to find just follow your nose

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Thank Roy F
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

there is not a lot left but this is a perfect example of how and where to build a castle its a bit heavy going underfoot as the floors are very uneven but it is well worth a visit

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