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Castello del Molo (Koules)

Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 30-2810-399399
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Ranked #103 of 470 things to do in Heraklion
Type: Historic sites, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
76 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
67 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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265 reviews 265 reviews
82 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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55 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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