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“Wonderfull scenic view”
Review of Monolithos Castle

Monolithos Castle
Ranked #12 of 250 things to do in Rhodes
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“Wonderfull scenic view”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

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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“A bit over-rated but it is free to enter/see”
Reviewed 11 May 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.

Visited May 2014
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Westende, België
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“Monolithos Castle”
Reviewed 3 May 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

Visited April 2014
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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“Too windy to visit!”
Reviewed 31 March 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 landscape... for hikers and climbers well worth a visit! But since there's nothing to hang on to or hold on to when you climb to the castle, we did not want to risk an accident!
You have to be pretty fit to undertake the climb...
Beautiful settings and definitely recommending a visit, but we didn't want to push our luck!

Emm & Gordon Kay

Visited March 2014
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“This place has a great vibe”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

This was my favorite place on our trip from Istanbul, down the coast of Turkey, across the Greek isles to Athens. It had a wild, uninhabited feel, with the tumbledown castle and awe inspiring views across the Aegean Sea. After you're done here, drive down the hill to the sea … there's a lovely beach on the right just past the switchbacks. We had it practically to ourselves for several hours. Such a beautiful place. The west side of Rhodes where Monolithos is is wooded and green in stark comparison to the arid landscapes on the east side.

Visited June 2013
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