I have been living here on Rhodes Island, working as a hotel animator, for the past 5 months and after finding nearly all caches on the island, I needed to place one myself. My FIRST one ever.
I found this beautiful place on the West Coast and I believe this place is a must see for all visitors.
In old times, this castle was considered one of the four more powerful fortresses on the island, but today only the external walls fortifications remain. Inside the perimeter of the walls there are two 15th century chapels, St. Panteleimon and St. George. Looking around the ruins it is easy to notice that the castle was actually built on the foundations of another, older castle.
But it’s not for the ruins or even the beautiful whitewashed churches that you would embark on the strenuous climb to the top – it’s the breathtaking view from there that looks over the sea and the numerous islets off the western coast, the mountain of Akramytis and innumerable hills, as well as the village of Monolithos below. As a visitor said: “In Greece, you know, the landscape often gives you a sense of the presence of Gods. The site of Monolithos is certainly one of these”.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, I prefer to go to this castle at sunset, but all the day is possible.