Monolithos, Greece

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"Monólithos" redirects here. For the poetry book of Jack Gilbert, see Monolithos.
Monolithos
Μονόλιθος
Village
The castle of Monolithos
The castle of Monolithos
Monolithos (yellow dot) within Attavyros (red) and the Regional Unit of Rhodes
Monolithos (yellow dot) within Attavyros (red) and the Regional Unit of Rhodes
Monolithos is located in Greece
Monolithos
Monolithos
Monolithos (yellow dot) within Attavyros (red) and the Regional Unit of Rhodes
Coordinates: 36°07′53.15″N 27°44′23.5″E / 36.1314306°N 27.739861°E / 36.1314306; 27.739861Coordinates: 36°07′53.15″N 27°44′23.5″E / 36.1314306°N 27.739861°E / 36.1314306; 27.739861
Country  Greece
Region South Aegean
Regional unit Rhodes
Municipality Rhodes
Municipal unit Attavyros
Population (2001)
 • Total 334
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Monolithos (Greek: Μονόλιθος) is a Greek village on the island of Rhodes, South Aegean region, belonging to the municipal unit of Attavyros. It is located 10 km south-east of Apolakkia and 30 km from Prasonisi.

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Outside the village is the Venetian Castle, built on top of a 100m rock. This castle was built in 1480 by the Knights of Saint John to protect the island from attacks. In fact, this castle was never conquered. The Castle of Monolithos is widely ruined today but it offers great views of the sea and the two islets opposite to it. Inside the Castle, there are two chapels that are no longer used. Access to the castle is by a staircase cut into the rock.

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