During the knight times, it was the first line of defense against the turkish... This is now a lighthouse...
The medieval walls are still enclosing the old city. They really contribute to the atmosphere of the place…
You can admire wonderful mosaics inside the rooms of the castle. Most of them come from the Kos Island.
The castle has been renovated by the Italians and dedicated to Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel although they never stayed inside
Symi is a small island, known for its spongues. From Rhodes you can do the island in one day with several boats going there daily.
On the top of the hill of Lindos, about 10 minutes walk up under an unmercy sun.
But is worth the climbing, there are many ruins up here, and the view is breathtaking.
All the old town is surrounded by medieval walls. You can have e good view of them from the harbour.
On the top of Filerimos hill (267 m). there you find a cross. You can climb into the cross (hight 8 m.) and from there you have an amazing view.
At the old town
The Walls of the Castle
The thickness of the walls was raised to 12 meters and the moat made more than 21 meters wide. The walls are about four kilometres long
Thodes town is divided into two parts, the new and the old. The old town is very beautiful and a must see!