The 15th Century Monolithos (Greek: Μονόλιθος) Castle sits on top of Monopetra, a blunted needle of grey rock rising precipitously to 774ft (236m) some 73 kilometers from Rhodes Town on the beautiful Greek Island of Rhodes.
In the middle of the castle is a white chapel dedicated to Ayios Panteleimonas (Saint Panteleimon) and another smaller chapel, both ruined today. There are also some old cisterns, which were used to collect water and supply the whole area.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese group of Greek islands.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm
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Featured in : All That’s Archaeology : 19 Nov 10