The Castle of Frangokastello

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The Castle of Frangokastello

The Castle of Frangokastello
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Casalccrn
Sofia, Bulgaria319 contributions
Deceiving
May 2021 • Couples
Nothing to visit. Only the walls stand. Place was closed with workers all over filling the place with cement. A pity !!!!
Written July 7, 2021
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Iva S
Prague, Czech Republic558 contributions
Castle of Frangokastello
Sep 2020
4.9.2020 We drove in the direction from Chania ( + 38 °C) far enough to find the castle closed and under reconstruction. There was no mention of it on the Internet. It's pretty unfair to tourists, lost half a day. For the next time, it would like to better inform the public about whether the castle is open. Otherwise, the fortress looks very impressive. More youtube travel video PSIS-visit. Iva + Petr CZ Prague
Written February 25, 2021
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semperperegrinus
Maastricht, The Netherlands51 contributions
Good for one visit
Oct 2019
With the word "Castle" you create other expectations. In fact this old Venetian fortress is a well preserved shell of a castle, so in fact it are ruins. Despite that it is impressive (though small in size) and nicely situated, overlooking two beaches.
Written October 24, 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,682 contributions
Stunning fortress
Sep 2019
For me, this is one of the best preserved fortresses in Crete. Unfortunately, at the moment, is under renovation, so a lot of scaffolding. But worth a visit!
Written September 16, 2019
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David & Patsy
19 contributions
The Castle of Frangokastello I agrre with someone else this is a work in process for the Castles future
Aug 2019
The Castle of Frangokastello is a very beautiful Castle from a far, but on close inspections the Castle needs a lot of renovation and TLC. We Brits are lucky we have the National Trust which looks after our Ancient Houses, Castles etc. we have come to realise that we need to look after our history for future generations so they can be proud of there history. This Castle will be eventually lovingly restored in the future and at the moment just needs to be lovingly restored to its former splender. The castle was built by the Venetians in 1371-74 and was captured by the Turks or the Ottomans in 1828 and the rest is history. The castle is near to the beach a natural beach of beauty. You can visit the Castle and then put on you bathing costume and enjoy the tranquil waters while viewing the castle. You can get a bite to eat at the local Taverna or just have a nice pleasant drink it is up to you.
Written September 16, 2019
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Anastasia
Kharkiv, Ukraine14 contributions
A nice Venetian castle but don't expect too much
Aug 2019
The castle is quite a lovely attraction on your way to the beach but when we visited most of its internal area was closed for reconstruction so basically the tower was the only available part.
None of the internal buildings are preserved so it's mostly the wall and the tower. However with its symbolic entrance fee I think it's a very vice to visit place if you're staying at Frangocastello or passing by.
Written September 5, 2019
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Koskot
Chania Town, Greece26 contributions
Castle in the southern parrt of Crete
Mar 2019
Nice area to visit. Nto much to see but a beautiful view of the Meeditarenean on the way and many nice places nearby.
Written September 4, 2019
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Stephen H
Bristol, UK7 contributions
Under repair
Aug 2019 • Family
The castle’s condition is deteriorating and is in need of some TLC but when we arrived, scaffolding was up. Worth a visit and afterwards wander down to the beach for a swim
Written August 9, 2019
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Kotsopoulou A
151 contributions
Nice but poor
Jul 2019 • Family
Difficult road to approach, nice setting, but not enough exhibits to explain the history. I am sure it can be improved
Written July 26, 2019
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Giwrgos P
Vrilissia, Greece113 contributions
A beautiful castle nearby an amazing beach
Jul 2019
The castle is not something awesome only by itself but the place, the castle and the beach is combined are something unique. It worth a visit and of course go to the beach around it after the visit.
Written July 16, 2019
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