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Castello del Molo (Koules)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 30-2810-399399
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I just wish it was open!

During my visit, the fortress was under renovation so it was closed. However, it was still cool to see it from the outside and walk along the pier to get some great photos of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Ninove, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you like to take a walk, this is the best place of Heraklion. A walk between the sea, so beautiful. Nice fortress too, but it wasn't possible to enter it because there are some renovations in it right now.

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Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

During my visit, the fortress was under renovation so it was closed. However, it was still cool to see it from the outside and walk along the pier to get some great photos of the harbor.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is where locals go for a walk by the sea. The older ones in the afternoon and the younger ones in the evening. Couples like going at night for some more privacy. What you need to do is go on a weekday in the morning so there's less people.Another tip is to climb up the side wall at the... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The view is fantastic, the castle next to the sea. It is like you are back at the ages of Venetians. It is very sad that you cannot get inside.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Nice for a leisurely and relaxing walk.....views of the Harbour are pleasant. The Castello is closed to the Public ( and as we understand it has been for some time due to instability) and as a result there is not much to see.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

You can walk along the wall out to the end, a very, very long distance. We went in the evening along with a good bit of the city dwellers and tourists. It is safe, somewhat lit up and there was an accordion busker that enhanced our experience. No facilities so plan accordingly.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Creates a good back drop to the harbour area. It is currently under going extensive restoration so is currently closed, but not sure when it is due to re open. You can walk right up to it and beyond, a nice walk as you can look back on to the harbour and the port area.

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Davis, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

They are renovating this site (a very good thing) so you can only walk around it outside. Very impressive. I would have loved to been able to tour the inside.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This venetian fortress was guarding the entrance of the main harbour of Heraklion. Lots of "history". Now closed for renovation, it will be very interesting as soon as it is open for visits. Meanwhile, enjoy a great walk around the port and the seawall to get here.

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's a nice place for a jogging and a walking. From there are seen all the ships they come and go from the port. There is a wonderful view of the city and an easy access to the centre and lots of restaurants.

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 30-2810-399399
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion

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