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Kastro

Address: Naxos Town, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Naxos Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Owner description: This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Owner description: This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Impressive, very old and breathtaking... Do not miss the Venetian museum. The owner is the last descendant of a very noble old family. He is very talkative and tells his family story very interestingly.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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222 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Don't set your expectations too high for this 'castle' and you won't be disappointed. It is really just some old walls. Half the fun will be finding it as you wind your way uphill. While in Naxos, certainly worth the trip up the hill.

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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A place where someone has to visit for sure in the centre of Naxos. Under the castle there are many restaurants cafes and bars with unbelievable view....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It's daidalean, mysterious and rich in history. You climb a 30m hill, pass through "Trani" door and you travel in time! Definetely bring your camera.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Superb location overlooking the harbour and below the splendour of the castle. What a pity that the food in this restaurant does not come close to matching the location. I admit that this review is perhaps biased because my wife had a full litre of red wine knocked over her white trousers by one of the waiters but more could... More 

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wash dc
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55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This tight labyrinth of streets is as charming as Venice, minus the canals. Cats lounge about this neighborhood where people live behind high walls topped with bougainvillea flowers. Doors have unique knockers like a hand or a lion. The Catholic Church has an interesting double-faced image at the altar and the older woman who worked there was happy to show... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

it is not a castle indeed but rather a residence of local noble ... it is located on the top hill of naxos, facing the main port ... visitors should visit all rooms inside, because of the rich collection of daily living equipent from the past ... if you are a fan of old furniture, cutlery and books, don't dare... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Easy access, emptiness just nicely serene..some rocks, huge long beach, quite private...sometimes there is sea weed

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hotel actually overlooked the Kastro and was practically at arm’s length to it (Hotel Panorama.) Didn’t actually venture inside, but peered in to the ‘museum’ part of it and look just as you thougth it would – very dusty and historic! It’s a great thing to go have a wander around and whilst we were there, they actually projected a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kastro is the old traditional Venician Castle of Naxos Island in the age of Pirates.Graphical view and splendid atmosphere.In the iside is located the Archaeological Museum of Naxos with ,many items from old ages and Naxos' History among the Ages..

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