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Kastro

Address: Naxos Town, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Naxos Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.
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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 NEW

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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132 reviews 132 reviews
50 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Just take a night walk in the old town castle where among other historical sights you can visit various gift shops and buy presents and jewllery of greek modern art. Magnifiscent spots to take pictures in the narrow streets within the castle.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Perched above the Old Town, it's a wonderful place to walk and step back in time a bit. Bring your camera and take an evening stroll in the warm sunset light before heading down for dinner.

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