Monolithos Castle

Monolithos Castle, Rhodes: Address, Phone Number, Monolithos Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Monolithos Castle
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Kateřina
Trutnov, Czech Republic52 contributions
Monolithos castle
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing castle ruins with monastery inside. Beautiful views and little nice monastery. Possibility to park nearby..
Written 25 July 2021
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LinMa1
64 contributions
Small place with a nice view. Not very spectacular.
Jul 2021 • Solo
Looks really nice from far distance but not too spectacular in the end. Small place. Nice church in the middle. Can take a walk up and enjoy views.
Written 17 July 2021
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ1,996 contributions
Great views
Jun 2021 • Friends
The castle is about 2 hours away from Rhodes. It is a very steep climb up to the top. The views are wonderful. It was hazy outside so my pictures were terrible.
Written 7 June 2021
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ak2outside
Fairbanks, AK94 contributions
Well worth the drive. Stop at the local vendors. They have unique items.
May 2021
After a stunning drive on the western side of the island, we reached the Monolithos Castle. Cell service was very limited so the navigation was sketch getting there. The attraction was not staffed and some stupid af bro was climbing on top of everything. Scaling roofs and jumping up and down to see if it was stable to walk on. Aside, the views were spectacular and there was enough signage around to learn about the castle. Would really love the tourism bureau of Rhodes to create a driving tour commentary on their attractions. I think it would entice more people to drive down to this side of the island.
Written 30 May 2021
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SwissTonyPortsmouth
Portsmouth256 contributions
Spectacular Views
Oct 2020
I love visiting here for the views they are absolutely amazing. Make sure you take control of your children as the drops are steep and there are no barriers to prevent going over the edge. The walk up is not for the infirm but the small church inside the castle and the views are wonderful.
Nice little taverna below as well for refreshments and snack food after the climb up.
Written 21 April 2021
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Kiri1976
4 contributions
Lovely little castle
Mar 2021 • Friends
Great little castle on the top of a massive single rock. The best place to be for the nicest sunset !!! Very good and welcoming cafe on the bottom of the rock
Written 19 March 2021
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK785 contributions
Stunning views
Oct 2020
An old ruin at the top of a hill with amazing views over the countryside and sea. Not too hard a walk up but health and safety would have had nightmares!! Worth a visit in conjunction with Fourni beach.
Written 24 November 2020
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Stuart C
Rayleigh, UK2,981 contributions
Beautiful views
Aug 2020 • Family
There is parking at the castle and a lovely little restaurant selling food and drinks. While the castle is free to visit the down side is there is no information about its layout or its history. It’s a short walk up a gravel path with a lot of steps. But it’s all worth it for the views from the castle out over the sea which are beautiful. There is a reasonable amount of stone work left and a small church, But mainly it’s just a place to wander around and take in the views.
Written 1 November 2020
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David D
Devon, UK11,180 contributions
Well worth the climb
Oct 2020 • Couples
Sunday 25th October this was our second attempt to visit the ancient Castle of Monolithos. The first occasion was on Friday 23rd, we were not allow to enter and we stopped from getting there as the place was being used in the filming of a movie.

Thankfully we were successful on our return visit.

We climbed the well worn stone steps, was going to count them but kept getting distracted by the wonderful scenery and the size of the Castle.

There is no admission fee to enter the Castle.

Would definitely recommend wearing sturdy footwear here, the steps are a bit uneven as is  the inside of the Castle.

Once at the top visitors are treated to some incredible views of the surrounding area and along the coastline.

Visitors are also able to visit the small but beautiful Church of Saint Panteleimon. There is the ruins of another old Church nearby.

A walk around the parapets/battlements is an ideal way to enjoy the views.
Written 26 October 2020
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WitchyYork
Strensall, UK832 contributions
Stunning setting
Oct 2020 • Couples
From the road looking over to the church perched on top of the cliff, looks like a scene from “Mamma Mia” it’s simply stunning.
There is a small free car park at the base of the steps climbing up to the church and castle ruins, which are free to enter. The steps are slippery, so wear sensible shoes but it’s not a difficult climb.
The church is open and you can light a candle for a small donation. The views from the castle ruins are spectacular.
There’s a little cafe at the base of the car park with toilets for clients.
Written 22 October 2020
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