welcome to Monolithos in Rhodes island – GREECE
The beautiful and picturesque village of Monolithos, a great place to spend your island holidays, is located on the west coast of Rhodes, in its south part. Its ideal for those who enjoy hiking, since all visitors have the ability to discover its beauty by walking in its traditional pathways. One of the most beautiful walkways is undeniably the 2-kilometers -long road that leads to the castle of Monolithos. If you decide to go there you are going to have a chance to visit the chapel of Agios Panteleimon, located within the boundaries of the Castle which dates back to the 15th century and is built on a huge rock. This very rock (“lithos” in greek) is the reason why the village of Monolithos was named that way.
Monolithos village itself is small and well-kept, built in the form of an amphitheatre at the southern and of the wild western coast, with just a few small tavernas. The main attraction of Monolithos village is the mediaeval castle, standing among the pines on the great outcrop of an isolated rock from which the name Monolithos (lonely rock) is derived. Leave your arranged cheap car hire at the bottom and a ten-minute walk will bring you to the summit, where your only company is the sea and the fragrance of the wild herbs. Within the castle walls stands the church of Agios Panteleimon. Bellow 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.