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Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Filerimos
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I visited on my final day on Rhodes, thinking it would be a quiet goodbye but instead was treated to a last hurrah. The restored Byzantine fortifications were impressive, the monastery itself beautiful and the view from the top of the cross absolutely breathtaking. I did however also enjoy going, ahem, off-piste and discovering unsignposted and abandoned early-mid 20th century fortifications overlooking the sea.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Well worth a visit. The monastery is the most tranquil and peaceful place to visit with stunning icons and fantastic architecture. It feels like stepping back into medieval times. There are also other ancient ruins to see and the walk to the cross on the hill is interesting and the views are stunning. The entry fee to the monastery is 3 euros, but please be aware that you are asked to dress appropriately ie; not too short shorts and wear a shirt over your vest top . Not too much to ask.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This recent trip was the 4th time to Rhodes for hubby and myself, and I vowed that this time we were going to make the effort to visit Filerimos.
I had always been intrigued by the site of the huge cross on the mountain top , which we had seen many times lit up at night , it is one of the first things we see when we are driving from Rhodes airport to our accommodation down in Pefkos. I recently found out that you can go up to the top of the cross and the horizontal part of the structure is a lookout point.
The drive up to the higher ground of the area is nice once you get up there , and there is a little shop in the grounds where you can get refreshments or sit and have a frappe. The whole of the site of the monastery gardens are nice with roaming peacocks and peahens (we saw a mother and her six chicks going for a morning stroll)
The star of the show tho is the cross, you climb to the top via a narrow winding staircase , so if anyone is not too good on these .....just something to consider . It can get a little crowded up there if one doesn't consider their fellow tourists - just be patient ,wait your turn and you will be rewarded with the most amazing views.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

A drive away from Rhodes & Illayossos but well worth it for the fantastic views, beautiful via dolorosa & tiny church, very old monastary

Thank Rosa C
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Knight's Monastery up in the hill in the Ialyssos area. Very nice view of all the Ialyssos and the sea. Very well preserved monastery and an ancient temple at the same area.

Thank GMarka
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