Monolithos castle

An itinerary within the nature of Monolithos; a village with stone-built houses and picturesque lanes. The route spans around the imposing chivalric castle that stands on a steep. The view from the castle is so exceptional; leaving one speechless. Following, we will get to know some of the locals and taste the delicious, authentic cuisine of the area. Finally, in Glyfada area, the adventure goes on as we follow a forest path that leads to a hidden, solitary beach. Then, swimming in the crystal clean water with the islands of Chalki and Alimia so close on sight… A truly memorable experience.

Schedule of excursion

SCHEDULE

  • Arrival at Monolithos village.
  • Morning drink in a traditional coffee place.
  • Hike in the area with two stops, one at the castle of Monolithos and then at the little tabernacle of St. George for picknick.
  • Return to Monolithos village for a traditional meal and a stroll within the settlement.
  • Departure and arrival to Glyfada area.
  • Walk down the forest path that leads to a solitary beach and swim.
  • Return to point of departure.

DIFFICULTY GRADE : 3

  • Up to 5 hours’ hike on minor roads and paths of mean inclination angle.
  • Ideal for beginners in average physical condition.
  • Children above the age of 12.

COST

€85 / person

More info
DAY : Tuesday
TIME OF DEPARTURE : 08:15 – 09:00
TIME OF ARRIVAL : 18:15-18:45
DURATION : Full day excursion ~ 10 hours
DISTANCE : 10 km. + 1.5 km.
MINIMUM ELEVATION : 0 m.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION : 342 m.
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS : 16
 

Monolithos is a picturesque village with stone built little houses and narrow lanes, laying 73 km. away from Rhodes town, at the north west. Its name originates from the massive monolithic rock where the local castle was built at the time of the Knights. The outer fortress of the castle is maintained in good condition and within it one can still see cisterns, parts of galleries as well the ruins of chapel of St. Panteleimon. The islands of Chalki and Alimia can be seen from this elevated point spectacularly clear.