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Castle of Monolithos, Monolithos

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Castle · Tourist Spot
Perched atop Monopetra, Castle of Monolithos offers views of the sea and two small islets below. The castle was built in 1480 to protect the island against potential attacks. To reach the ruins of this ancient castle, climb steep--and sometimes slippery--steps that are cut into the rock face. Along the way, notice the small piles of rocks gathered at the side of the route. Their meaning is unknown. Visit the small chapel inside the castle dedicated to St. Pantaleon. Take some time to appreciate the view from 236 m (774 ft) above the sea. Plan a trip to Monolithos easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Our second visit and lots of safety fences have been put in place since last year making certain bits not accessible anymore but it’s still worth the climb for the little church and the views. Some.....  more »
  • An incredible view from the top. Well worth visit! So glad we too the time to visit. Just stunning. We then drove afterwards down to Fourni Beach (10 mins) which was also beautiful. A really lovely...  more »
  • The view is spectacular! It's quite popular with tourists but still you get to enjoy view which is definitely worth going. Be careful when taking the stairs as stones can be quite slippery
  • Drive your and half to get there but was nice seeing the Greek villages and the winding rounds going up the mountain...views are spectacular. Ruins spiritual, quiet. Walking shoes advised as steep stairs to get up to the castle. Not as many steps as I imagined as looks more than actually is... A must see bit of history.

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