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Castello del Molo (Koules)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
30-2810-399399
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in Heraklion
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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Heraklion Crete
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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190 reviews 190 reviews
58 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Ankara, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It was a dull day with a lot of wind around in island Crete. Since it is one of the port-of-calls of our cruise ship, we had to be quick to see more in the town. So, we gave the fortress a short visit. It was amazing to see a well-preserved building (even with the recent restorations) when considered it... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This old castle fortress is beautifully situated on the port with water all around. Unfortunately it is undergoing restoration work and you cannot currently tour the inside. A walk along the breakwater is worth while however to view all sides and appreciate the beauty of the port and sea around you.

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