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Castello del Molo (Koules)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
30-2810-399399
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Ranked #11 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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61 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Granada, Spain
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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