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The castle of Monolithos

The castle of Monolithos is perhaps the most impressive castle of Rhodes and it is located on a 236 m high rock, overlooking the sea and Halki. It was built by Master d’ Aubusson in 1476 on the ruins of an older Byzantine fortification. Inside it there are two small churches, one next to the other.
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The fortress of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas)

The fortress of Agios Nikolaos is a single stronghold that occupies the northern tip of the homonymous pier. It includes consecutive reinforcements and expansions after the destructions it suffered from sieges, during which it acted as “a key to the defense of the city”. The last 15 years an integrated reconstruction intervention for the restoration and enhancement of the medieval fortress has been carried out, in order to render it safe to be visited, by taking the necessary safety measures for visitors. As part of the interventions, comprehensive interdisciplinary studies have been elaborated and related articles have been published, which may be consulted by those interested in gaining insight into this particular 
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