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VENETIAN CASTLE OF MONOLITHOS

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Monolithos
City:
Rhodes
Postal Code:
85100
Country:
Greece
Built on the foundations of another, older castle, the castle of Monolithos lies about 236m high on an amazingly difficult natural terrain which made its construction even more challenging. Under the orders of Grand Master D’Aubusson, and after having overcome the difficulties of transporting the building materials needed for its erection on the rocky outcrop, the castle was finally built, constituting one of the most important fortifications of Rhodes, due to its strategic location that allowed a clear view of the Mediterranean. Its extremely challenging route and position, also made it very difficult for the enemies, including Ottomans, to manage to seize the castle, forcing them to retrieve empty-handed.

Today only some external parts of the fortifications remain, but they are in a quite well reserved condition. But what worths embarking on an arduous attempt to climp the steep hill, are the magnificent whitewashed churches, the two 15th century chapels of St. Panteleimon and St. George and the breathtaking view of the mountain of Akramytis, the village of Monolithos right below it, the island Halki and of course the vast Aegean Sea.

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Der Sommer ist nicht nur tauchen ein in das Meer und die schönen Nachtleben, diesem venezianischen Burg dürfen wir nicht verlieren, es für überhaupt keinen Grund.
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Peter Reviewed by Peter August 09, 2014
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Zu besuchen!

Der Sommer ist nicht nur tauchen ein in das Meer und die schönen Nachtleben, diesem venezianischen Burg dürfen wir nicht verlieren, es für überhaupt keinen Grund.

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Το ενετικό κάστρο "χωμένο" στο πράσινο στα 256 μέτρα σε λόφο, συνθέτει μια απίθανη εικόνα! Δεν πρέπει βέβαια να ξεχάσουμε και την υπέροχη θέα. Όταν έχει καλό καιρό φαίνεται ακόμη και η Λέρος...!
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madmin Reviewed by madmin June 10, 2014
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Στα 256 μέτρα! Τι θέα!

Το ενετικό κάστρο "χωμένο" στο πράσινο στα 256 μέτρα σε λόφο, συνθέτει μια απίθανη εικόνα! Δεν πρέπει βέβαια να ξεχάσουμε και την υπέροχη θέα. Όταν έχει καλό καιρό φαίνεται ακόμη και η Λέρος...!

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