As the largest of the Dodecanese Island complex, Rhodes (sometimes referred to as Rodos) is a popular destination for those wanting to experience the authentic Greek Isles. The shores of Asia Minor are relatively close to Rhodes, and on a clear day, you can probably see them yourself. With a subtropical climate, low mountains, hills, and a number of forests, there is plenty of natural beauty to draw you to Rhodes.
However, there are a number of other places on Rhodes that you should make sure not to miss. Even though sea and sand are the main attractions, the island has a great deal more to offer. These are some of the best sights that you should not overlook.
The village of Monolithos and the castle
Monolithos’ main attraction is its mediaeval castle. It rests alongside the pines on an isolated rock. This is where the name Monolithos (which translates into ‘lonely rock’) comes from. After parking at the bottom of the rock, you have a 10-minute walk to the summit. Here you are alone with the fragrance of wild herbs and sounds of the sea.