The Castle sits on top of a 775 feet high rocky crag. There are two churches within the castle walls. Here you can see the Church of St Panteleimon
Due to the natural features of the rock and the design, this castle was never defeated.
When you visit, as you approach the base of the castle you can't fail to notice the piles of balanced rocks. For some reason, some-one started doing this, and each visitor felt compelled to balance yet more rocks.
It's a climb up lots of stone steps to top. Wear sensible footwear with good grips, as the steps have been worn smooth with the footsteps of thousands of visitors over the years.
There are some fantastic photo opportunities here. Whatever you do, don't forget your camera. If you are a keen photographer, definitely add Monolithos to your itinery.
The walls of this Venetian fortress are incridibly thick. It's hard to imagine how this was achieved in the 15th Century.
If you don't like heights, this may not be for you; but it's worth it for the views. But whilst you can avoid looking down on the way up, it's impossible to avoid on the way down.
The views from the top are truly breathtaking. As well as a commanding view of the Aegean Sea, you can also see the mountain of Akramytis, the village of Monolithos, and the island of Halki.