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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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Fantastic festival.

The Kastro is interesting to wander around, there are lots of quirky little buildings, and artisan shops. The highlight for us is undoubtedly the festival at the Venetian Tower... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Bruce H
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Kastro is interesting to wander around, there are lots of quirky little buildings, and artisan shops. The highlight for us is undoubtedly the festival at the Venetian Tower. We have been to many of the events, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is a varied programme, and the producer Nikos is passionate about preserving and promoting the heritage of Naxos.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The "castle" was a governor's residence and the museum contains furniture, clothing and knick-knacks the family owned from the late 1800s. The highlight is the basement where you can have free samples of local ouzo and other liquors. The basement has also been made into a gift shop - I think two euros admission would be more credible.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 33 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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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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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80 helpful votes 80 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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