Sunday, 6 November 2011

Crusader castles, Rhodes

Getting slightly off the tourist track on Rhodes a walk from Archangelos to Haraki on Rhodes takes you past a couple of castles based upon ancient acropoli.

From the town side the Archangelos castle doesn't look much, but is situated in a dominant position overlooking the second largest city on Rhodes!
Inside it's just a heap of stones and rough walls, but once you head out to the east there is quite a stunning view of it.
Further on this rocky promontory may not look much, but it's Feraklos Castle, the last site held by the Knights of St John on the island. In the distance is Lindos.
Close up you can see what made it so impregnable. The walls are built on top of a cliff with only one crumbling staircase to reach it.
On top stunning views all round, but little feel of being in a castle except a few remnants of walls.


4 comments:

Rafael Pardo said...

Hi
These ruins look like some found in Spain from the 'Reconquista' times.
Regards
Rafa

Ray Rousell said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for posting them!

Fire at Will said...

Rafael, yes these may well be similar, but the architecture in Rhodes city is said to be unique.

The Angry Lurker said...

Still would be a great place to visit and see.