Castle of Kritinia in Rhodes
The Castle of Kritinia in Rhodes, Dodecanese: On a hill approximately 131 meters above the village of Kritinia, northern Rhodes, stand the ruins of a medieval castle. This castle was constructed by the Knights of Saint John and has elements of Byzantine and Venetian architecture. It was originally built on three levels and each level was assigned to a different Grand Master.
The castle is a short climb from the asphalt road and its location offers a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea, the neighboring island of Halki and the port of Kameiros. Inside the walls, there are the remnants of a chapel. In the close monastery of Saint John, you can view lovely wall paintings from the 16th century. In summer, there are few events taking place in this Castle, such as festivities from the Medieval Rose Festival that is organized every June.