Whitewashed courtyards with geraniums, stone houses with tile roofs looking out over the waves, the rocks with the mediaeval castle at their peak, windswept deserted beaches for playing games in the waves - a landscape of unspoiled beauty, difficult to find elsewhere on Rhodes.
The village itself is small and well-kept, built in the form of an amphitheatre at the southern and of the wild western coast, with just a few small tavernas. The main attraction of the village is the mediaeval castle, standing among the pines on the great outcrop of an isolated rock from which the name Monolithos (lonely rock) is derived. Leave your car at the bottom and a ten-minute walk will bring you to the summit, where your only company is the sea and the fragrance of the wild herbs. Within the castle walls stands the church of Agios Panteleimon. Bellow the castle you will find an attractive stone building housing a small café.
The road leads on to Fourni, the beach at Monolithos, ideal for those who like pebbles, waves and a peaceful setting.