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Monolithos, Rhodes

Whitewashed courtyards with geraniums, stone houses with tile roofs looking out over the waves, the rocks with the mediaeval castle at their peak, windswept deserted beaches for playing games in the waves - a landscape of unspoiled beauty, difficult to find elsewhere on Rhodes.

Monolithos village itself is small and well-maintained, built amphitheatrically at the southern end of the precipitous western coast, to which it offers some really nice views, with just a few small taverns and local gift shops. Stopping here is worth it, especially if you are interested to shop some local products like fruits, wine or honey, or if you would like to grab a bite to eat as the food is - like in most of the villages - really good.

The main attraction of the village is the medieval castle, standing among the pines on the great outcrop of an isolated rock from which the name Monolithos (which means 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.

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Monolithos is a wonderful village. We stopped there to take a rest from a long drive and found ourselves in a place where local products and spirits were sold, and everything was delightful. Just a few Kilometers down the road the castle of Monolithos is one of the main attractions of the island. If you like, you can also co further and pay a visit to the beautify Fournoi beach.

Commented by Martin S. May 30, 2021

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