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Address: Naxos Town, Greece
Description: This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the...
This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.
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History on top of Naxos Island

So much history in the Venetian Architecture of the Museums and various buildings which in the summer host various nighttime concerts featuring anything from classical music to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

So much history in the Venetian Architecture of the Museums and various buildings which in the summer host various nighttime concerts featuring anything from classical music to Traditional Naxioti music and dancing. The walk up to the Kastro is an excursion of its own with the winding pathways revealing unbelievable views of Naxos and surrounding Islands.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Kastro of Naxos has the unique ability to show you the history that is hidden behind its walls. In the old days, people used to live in it, in order to protect themselves from pirates. Now, it still has many residents, but also museums, galleries, churches and shops. Our wedding planner from Love and Dare Wedding & Event Planning... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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280 helpful votes 280 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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529 helpful votes 529 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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