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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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Su Kulesi - Koules Fort

This Venitian fort is impressive, the top crenallations were added by the Ottoams, when they finally were able to take it. Many other forts along the coast had already been seized... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This Venitian fort is impressive, the top crenallations were added by the Ottoams, when they finally were able to take it. Many other forts along the coast had already been seized but this one held out. It is currently under renovation and it is not possible to go inside. On the land side of the fort are the .arsenali (ship... More 

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Arad County, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The city of Heraklion stil bears the scent of ancient times. When you step on the rim of the see towards the Venetian citadel it feels like going back in time. Must see place in Heraklion!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The fortress is impressive, made of giant blocks. It is worth to take a walk to there and back. So pity it was close for renovation. Kids like if much and started to climb to walls. Took number of photos. On the front side, facing the see, you can sea a lion carved in one of stone blocks.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The castle itself is closed for renovation but you can still take photos outside and walk along the pier. Disclaimer: This pier is long, roughly 2.5km one-way! Walking this in midday sun is not advised for children as there's no shade (and once you start you have to go all the way to the end...) It took us about 45... More 

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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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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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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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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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