Rhodes castles and towers
Discover the Castles of Rhodes as well the old hidden Medieval Towers, scattered around Rhodes island in their Secret Locations. Explore the castles of Rhodes and enjoy their breathtaking views. An unforgettable journey in time..
1. Palace of the grand master of the knights of rhodes
The most popular of the castles of Rhodes and a must-see during your stay in Rhodes is the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, also known as the Kastello (Greek: Καστέλο, from Italian: Castello, “castle”), is a medieval castle in the city of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece. It is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. The site was previously a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller that functioned as a palace, headquarters, and fortress.
According to recent study, in the exact spot in which the palace exists today, there was the foundations of the ancient temple of the sun god Helios, and probably that was the spot where the Colossus of Rhodes stood in the Antiquity. The palace was originally built in the late 7th century as a Byzantine citadel. After the Knights Hospitaller occupied Rhodes and some other Greek islands (such as Kalymnos and Kastellorizo) in 1309, they converted the fortress into their administrative center and the palace of their Grand Master.
2. monolithos castle
It is located on the top of a huge solitary rock near the coast.
Castles of Rhodes- Monolithos
This Castle of Rhodes was built in the 14th century by the Knights in order to have control of the sea and protect the inhabitants from pirate raids.
Inside the castle you can find rescued cisterns and the ruins of the Church of Saint Panteleimon.
The view from the castle is breathtaking. Unfortunately we do not know the exact history regarding this castle. The most prevailing theory is that is was used as a watch tower against the pirates and enemies of Rhodes.
3. Kritinia Castle
It is Located 2 kilometers northwest of the Village Kritinia and 55 kilometers from the city of Rhodes.
It is a blend of Byzantine and Medieval style that is known as Kastelli. Inside are the remains of the Catholic Church of Saint Paul and newer buildings, as the castle was used during the Italian occupation as a sea base.
This Castle of Rhodes is one of the best places to watch the Sunset. Probably would be the best to combine a visit to Ancient Kamiros and continue with this unique Castle of Rhodes.
4. feraklos castle
This Castle was built near the village of Malona on a hill 85 meters high overlooking the sea between the bays of Ayia Agathe and Charaki.
It is also known as Faraklo or Charaki. Its remains date from the Byzantine and Hospitaller periods.
One gate and two 15th c. round towers still survive to the south and southeast. The arms of the Order of St. John and of grand master G. B. degli Orsini are incorporated in the masonry facing the sea. The conquest of Feraklos by the Knights Hospitaller on 20 September 1306 was the first success of the Order in its endeavor to conquer the island. Before 1408 the castle was deserted. It was repaired under grand masters Orsini (1467-1476) and Pierre d’Aubusson (1476-1503), for the protection of the fertile territory around and the nearby anchorages.
Combine your visit to the castle with a visit to Agathi beach, one of the best beaches in Rhodes.
Located in Kerami at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, 27 Km south of Rhodes Town and a short distance from the coast.
It is built on a rock 217 meters high, east of the Village of Archangelos and has an elliptic shape.
As mentioned in the decree Knights it was built in the 15th century to effectively protect the villagers from any danger.
The earliest findings date back to 1100 BC. Today it is a restored monument.
6. the knights castle asklipio
This one is one of the least visited Castles of Rhodes. It is located on a hill 250 meters high in the Village Asklepio. Built in 15th century in 2 phases: the first fortified the square tower and the second tower in the northwest corner was repaired.
The castle was built to protect the settlement of the village, since its location allowed the supervision of a large section of coastline and inland roads. The perimeter wall is 1.30-1.50 meters thick.
Inside the fortress there are two cisterns and ruins.
Castles of Rhodes – Asklipio Castle.
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