Located in the south of Rhodes, the castle was built in 1479 by the Knights of St John. A great castle with fantastic views.
The castle of Asklipio was built in 1479 by the Knights of St John. The Grand Master D’Aubusson ordered its construction on the site of an ancient lighthouse. The castle has two remaining huge towers and inside you can see the ruins of many ancient buildings. The walls are impressive and measure 1.5 metres thick.
Only half an hours drive from Lindos, this castle has commanding views across the island all the way to the sea. Over the gate you can see a small portal that once held a coat of arms which is now housed in the local museum in the village of Asklipio. Additions to the fortress were made by the Italians and other invaders.
The castle overlooks the village where you can park your car near the church and it is just a 10 minute walk up the hill from the main square.
This village is charming and not specially set up for tourism so you will enjoy an authentic Greek experience. Family run tavernas offer superb food and drinks at very reasonable prices so after your visit you can take a rest and enjoy the very best Greek welcome.
Located in the south of the island, you can get to Asklipio by car. It is about an hours drive from the airport which is 65 kilometres away and a similar distance from Rhodes Town.
If you are staying in Lindos it is around 20 kilometres away and just less than half an hours drive.