Rhodes has historical castles at several places of the island. 

Archangelos Castle

castles3Located in Kerami at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, 27 Km south of Rhodes Town and a short distance from the coast.

It is built on a rock 217 meters high, east of the Village of Archangelos and has an elliptic shape.

As mentioned in the decree Knights it was built in the 15th century by the grand Master Ntemily to effectively protect the villagers from any danger.

The earliest findings date back to 1100 BC. Today it is a restored monument.
Free entrance

Monolithos Castle

It is located on the top of a huge solitary rock near the coast.

Built in the 14th century by the Knights in order to have control of the sea and protect the inhabitants from pirate raids.

Inside the castle you can find rescued cisterns and the ruins of the Church of Saint Panteleimon.

The view from the castle is breathtaking.
Free entrance

The Medieval Castle of Kritinia

It is Located 2 kilometers northwest of the Village Kritinia and 55 kilometers from the city of Rhodes.

It is a blend of Byzantine and Medieval style that is known as Kastelli. Inside are the remains of the Catholic Church of Saint Paul and newer buildings, as the castle was used during the Italian occupation as a sea base.
Free entrance

The Knights Castle of Asklepio

castles5This is located on a hill 250 meters high in the Village Asklepio. Built in 15th century in 2 phases: the first fortified the square tower and the second tower in the northwest corner was repaired.

The castle was built to protect the settlement of the village, since its location allowed the supervision of a large section of coastline and inland roads. The perimeter wall is 1.30-1.50 meters thick.

Inside the fortress there are two cisterns and ruins.

Free entrance

source: Municipality of Rhodes photos: Emmanouil Filippou

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