Lucky enough, when they came to Lardos, they discovered an already built fort from the Byzantine Era, which required minimum reconstruction work, as it was still in outstanding condition.
The castle is located on a hillock about 42 metre high, close to the village of Lardos. Nearby there is a higher hill which probably contributed to the security of the castle. A little while after the Knights moved in, the castle and the entire settlement of Lardos was offered to the Genovese Admiral, Vinioli, a s a reward gift for his successful invasion in the island of Rhodes.
Today, the castle constitutes a memory of the far glorious days when warriors were battling and the place was full of activity. It is certainly a place worth visiting, not only because of its glorious days, but also because amongst the ruins, archeologists have found remnants of the mansions from the Byzantine era.
Lindos is for most visitors the most impressive archaeological site on Rhodes. The dramatic natural landscape is enhanced by the picturesque quality of the more modern town, with the Lindos Acropolis rising dominantly on a steep cliff at 116 m height like a sovereign podium overlooking the sea, framed by mighty fortress walls.
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The castle of Asklipio (Asklepieion) was built in 1479 by Grand Master D'Aubusson at the site of an ancient lighthouse. In the Byzantine period, during the time of the Knights, the castle also offered the inhabitants of the surrounding villages protection against enemy attacks.
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The National Theatre of Rhodes was built in 1937 by an unknown architect and was then called "Teatro Puccini". It was one of the most modern theatres of its era, suitable even for the performance of operas.
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