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.
When you approach the walls of the Old Town of Rhodes, you are about to enter the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Do not be misled by the term "medieval" into thinking that what you will see is a ruined and deserted city.
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The first traces of life on the island of Rhodes are lost in the fog of myth. The first inhabitants are said to have been the native Heliades, children of the protective god Helios and Clymene the Oceanid, and the Telchines, a strange kind of people who supposedly resembled demons. These were, according to tradition, skilled sailors and skilled craftsmen who taught the ancient Rhodians how to forge and process stone.
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A two-storeyd building with flat roof and an arcade looking towards the road by the sea. The walls are built in the typical, local isodomic masonry. Very interesting is the structure of the interior, visible in the plans of the building.
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