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Castello del Molo (Koules)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
30-2810-399399
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Heraklion
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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  • Greek first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you're able to view this port, I would highly suggest doing so. It's absolutely breathtaking and a very historically significant site. The surrounding area is also worth the walk. Site seeing is a must in Greece!

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Granada, Spain
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Just like many other places in Greece (Nafplio, etc.) the Venitians left a lot of military architecture remains behind them after the Ottoman conquest. This one is among the most impressives.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Beautiful port! You can see many people whose there for joking or walking in the koule! If you go in the morning you can see many ships. And also you can buy small traditional things from the caravans.

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Only accessible from the outside but well worth a closer look. Beautiful view and very historic. Walk up and see the lions on the wall facing the sea.

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Heraklion, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A Venetian fortress and Beautiful site to see right in the entrance of the old port- a lot is needed for its restoration.

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Ankara, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It was a dull day with a lot of wind around in island Crete. Since it is one of the port-of-calls of our cruise ship, we had to be quick to see more in the town. So, we gave the fortress a short visit. It was amazing to see a well-preserved building (even with the recent restorations) when considered it... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This old castle fortress is beautifully situated on the port with water all around. Unfortunately it is undergoing restoration work and you cannot currently tour the inside. A walk along the breakwater is worth while however to view all sides and appreciate the beauty of the port and sea around you.

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Kano, Nigeria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

It was relaxing walking towards the fort. The breath taking view and watching how e fishermen seated I. Their boats knit their fishing nets and remove e catch of the day was beautiful. Looked like a movie.... The color contrast was also amazing. The sunset was amazing as well. I was speechless and felt like just staring into the world... More

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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Took an excellent stroll around the bastion at night, along the jetty, for 20 mins or so before turning back. Spectacular with the city lights reflecting in the water.

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Cornwall
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102 reviews 102 reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Went there after getting off the bus and an obvious first stop and it's fair to say it is impressive as is the harbour wall itself but it was fenced off we we were there and looked like it had been for a while - there was no information on it nearby that I could see which was a shame

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