Sitting 150m high on a steep and very rocky hill, Feraklos was one of the best fortified of the fortresses of the Knights of St. John in the early 1300’s because its place on the eastern side of the island of Rhodes – opposite the coast of Asia Minor, as well as the knights’ easy access to familiar sea routes to the Near East and northern Africa – made it a great look-out post from where the enemy ships approaching the island could be closely monitored. Before the Knights’ arrival to Rhodes from Cyprus, the island had been temporarily seized by Arab pirates, who used the fortress as a stronghold for a number of years.
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