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Castle of Monolithos, Monolithos

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Perched atop Monopetra, Castle of Monolithos offers views of the sea and two small islets below. The castle was built in 1480 to protect the island against potential attacks. To reach the ruins of this ancient castle, climb steep--and sometimes slippery--steps that are cut into the rock face. Along the way, notice the small piles of rocks gathered at the side of the route. Their meaning is unknown. Visit the small chapel inside the castle dedicated to St. Pantaleon. Take some time to appreciate the view from 236 m (774 ft) above the sea. Plan a trip to Monolithos easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Awesome views from he ruins of an ancient castle. Sis require some steps that were a bit slippery, but if you just watch where you step, definately worth the effort. 
    Awesome views from he ruins of an ancient castle. Sis require some steps that were a bit slippery, but if you just watch where you step, definately worth the effort.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning view! The road to the castle is quite an adventure with amazing views. But once you get to the castle it’s only few minutes hike up to the mountain and it’s really worth it. The... 
    Absolutely stunning view! The road to the castle is quite an adventure with amazing views. But once you get to the castle it’s only few minutes hike up to the mountain and it’s really worth it. The...  more »
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  • Free place to visit, a unique trip to a fantastic view point across the sea. This ancient castle with the more modern small Greek church is a must. There's around 100 stairs to climb but we managed fine on a dry calm day with two boys under 10. There seems to be more barriers now to stop you exploring some areas but this is really for your own safety. Then it was coffee and well earned ice creams at the tavana at the bottom of the stairs. Parking is free on the road
  • Tiny castle with a great view. 💁‍♀️ It is what it is... So why not the 5 stars. If it's on your way, it's a worthy 10 minutes stop.

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