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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can’t miss the Firkas Fortress. It’s a punctuation point at the end of the pleasant harbor of Chania, which is truly beautiful in itself. I’m glad I got to wander around it in a peaceful time. If I had been an invader in centuries...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you walk the waterfront side of the Venetian Harbor to its end, you will eventually come to this fortress which was both barracks for the army and storage for ammunition. At one time, it was also a prison. Worth seeing as part of a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on what you are seeking this is a lovely building with considerable history, but once there does little more than provide a view point back onto the harbour and town. It makes a nice backdrop to pictures though.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Another great monument left by the Venetians. One of the sites to visit in Chania. Very beautiful, even if a bit destroyed.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed September 13, 2019

Very good view of old chania. Good place to take your photos especially the famous lighthouse of chania.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Must be integrated with the visit of the entire old harbour! Sunset is offering a picturesque perspective!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019

There isn't much to see inside the fortress, but it's worth a quick walk through and climb just to enjoy the views. Be aware that it closes in the early afternoon.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank VanJenn
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

This a must to visit all the old Chania city, especially the old port of the city with the historical castle and the graphic buildings.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

We didnt go into the maritime museum, but simply admired from the outside. Thinking back to the history of this place is just amazing and walking around it and looking out at the lighthouse is such an experience. We really enjoyed ourselves in this part...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JameAndDare
Reviewed July 17, 2019

There is so much history on Chania (as with most all of the greek islands), but we wished there was better signage so we could have understood the importance more. We walked around the fortress (really hard to miss it), but encountered few descriptive plaques....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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