The village itself is small and well-maintained, built amphitheatrically at the southern end of the precipitous western coast, with just a few small taverns. The main attraction of the village is the mediaeval castle, standing among the pines on the great outcrop of an isolated rock from which the name Monolithos (single rock) is derived. Leave your car at the bottom and a ten-minute walk will bring you to the summit, where one's only company is the sea and the fragrance of the wild herbs. Within the castle walls stands the church of Agios Panteleimon. Below the castle you will find an attractive stone building, housing a small cafe. The road leads on to Fourni, the beach at Monolithos, ideal for those who like pebbles, waves and a peaceful setting.