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A great place to walk for a historical perspective

If you're taking a walk through Heraklion, make sure to make your way to the old Venetian port and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Inexpensive Way to Spend 1-2 hours

We visited the Fort in November and were not disappointed. Admission was only 1 Euro and you were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 039 9399
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All reviews venetian fortress bargain price great views from the top cannon balls old port nice walk port area small fee great displays worth a visit entrance fee venetian times information boards interesting history the ground floor take pictures heraklion city
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're taking a walk through Heraklion, make sure to make your way to the old Venetian port and the Castello del Molo (Mark's Castle). It's a short, but pleasant walk from Heraklion's downtown area and takes you right along the seawalls. The architecture is...More

Thank DuncanTCH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Fort in November and were not disappointed. Admission was only 1 Euro and you were able to see several of the rooms and artifacts from years gone by. You can also climb to the top of the Fort and take pictures from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read about Koules on Trip advisor, we were keen to visit. If travelling by car, there is parking in the neighbouring port car park for €3. This is a 5 minute walk from Koules and a good base to leave the car to explore...More

Thank JS76Huddersfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely paved road that leads to Coule Castle. It’s open and you can go up and enjoy the view of the port and city. You can walk run take your kids and animals for walkies. In the entrance you ll find delicious pop corn and...More

Thank Spaceisblack
Reviewed October 31, 2018

At the end of 25th August right on the water, you cannot miss it. It is very well preserved and the views from it are great. For a single euro, you cannot pass up on a way to spend an hour, if you have the...More

Thank Nina1940
Reviewed October 30, 2018

2 euros seems excellent value, but as an OAP this was reduced to just 1. The ground floor was well presented with a lot of historical information. Sadly the disabled lift was out of action, so I had to struggle up almost 40 steps to...More

Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed October 25, 2018

It's a place full of history . The view is amazing you can see the whole town of Iraklio and take some nice photos a.

Thank Demka98
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This castle was restored by the local authorities as we were informed and it is really interesting and worth to visit. It is nicely lighted in the interior and from the terrace the view is amazing.

Thank Asimina P
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Neat place to see. The views from the top are great. They need to repair/replace or add some hand railings for easier climbing of steps.

Thank jessbb
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We went about an hour before sunset and was the best time (not so many people)! You will need around 1 hr to see and read everything. Place was clean, very spacious inside and you do not feel castrophobic. Don't forget to go to the...More

Thank Fabysuzy
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