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Castello del Molo (Koules)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 30-2810-399399

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Well restored

After many years finally the fortress is open to the public. For a small period will be free to enter. Worth a visit especially with children.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Yiannis K
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Greece
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Greece
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many years finally the fortress is open to the public. For a small period will be free to enter. Worth a visit especially with children.

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1 Thank Yiannis K
St. Petersburg, Russia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Venetian fortress looks quite standard. However, it appeared to be impossible to get inside. Possibly views could be quite good from the top.

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Kiryat Gat, Israel
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

located close to city center and bus stop it was a nice place and visit worth with family and lovely atmosphere.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

nice appearance from the outside. closed for update/repairs. has a nice commanding look in the harbor. good history.

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Szeged, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Even it was closed due to renovation, the monumentality of this old Venetian fortress is breathtaking. It is also very interesting, how they waited Ottomans here, when the Balkan was already concurred more than two hundred years ago....

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San Francisco, California
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I went for a walk on old harbor and saw the Koules Fortress (Heraklion Fortress). It was closed for renovation or something so I couldn't go inside. I did walk around it and it was your average castle/fortress.

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Federal Way, Washington
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

There is a beautiful bas relief visible on the Koules and the exterior is beautiful as well. But the building was under renovation so there was fencing and the like surrounding it. It was, nonetheless, a remarkable view from our hotel (Lato) and up close for the detail. The signage indicated a much larger structure so it would have been... More 

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Thank Ashley W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Unfortunately, we were not able to gain access to the actual fort as renovation was in progress. I realise this is necessary, however, it does mean that I was unable to obtain a close up view.

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Thank Dorothy A
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

nice walk along, but nothing special. at time can't enter the castel, is under construction, walking pass around it. lot of locals at night time and 2.5km walk till the end!

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Thank Reto G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We walked with my friends at Koules fortress and the "bypass" road as locals call it and it was a beautiful afternoon! The fortress is gorgeous and it really worths vising even if you do not have so much time that you walk the road til its end!

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