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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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Venetian fortress

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is the middle century fortress, built by Venetians (looks like). The main problem is - it's closed. But, there is still many interesting things to do around it. First of all - there is a long, 5km shield, that covers the harbor you can walk all the way to the beacon at the end. Second - there is a... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Certainly worth a stroll along the pier that leads to the fortress. On one side there is the calm nice colour waters of the harbour and on the other the waves splashing on the rocks. Easy access from the old town and very close to the venetian arsenals.

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Heraklion Crete
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Standing there many centuries... Unfortunately you can't visit the inside due to constructions in progress, but the outside view is breathtaking as well. Worthy to spend some time and see it.

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Naxos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This Venetian castle is the landmark of the port of Herakleion and is very beautiful.You can take a walk round it or just sit in a near by cafe and admire it at night.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was good to get a different perspective on the city. You pass the fort and walk out along the quay and then to a further quay beyond. Lots of graffiti along the way, but great to view the city and port and watch the planes take off from the airport. My pedometer says more than 2km each way, so... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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