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Castello del Molo (Koules)

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Castello del Molo (Koules)

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Heraklion, Crete 712 02 Greece
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Swap an independent ferry trip to Santorini from Crete for a full-day tour that includes a cruise and sightseeing once you’re there. Avoid the hassle of arranging your own cabs or buses on the Cycladic island; and simply sit back and admire its whitewashed clifftop towns as you sail the caldera. Then, enjoy a coach tour with time to stroll in the capital, Thira; Oia, and along the island’s clifftops.
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swisstraveller wrote a review Oct 2020
Berne449 contributions207 helpful votes
The fortress is very impressive from the outside, and you can enjoy great views of it from different points in Heraklion, without visiting. But if you have a little time, I would definitely recommend visiting it from the inside - the entry fee of EUR 4 is well worth it. On the ground floor, you can learn a lot about the history of the castello and see things like canons, and amphores that Jacques Costeau retrieved whilst diving around here. From the top floor you have amazing views.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Peter H wrote a review Sep 2020
Redhill, United Kingdom583 contributions202 helpful votes
An important site to visit. Interesting insights to Cretan history and good viewpoint for the harbour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Zsolt C wrote a review Sep 2020
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If you are into medieval maritime history it is a must see and walk along the long quayside to the lighthouse on the levy, very interesting and nice site
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kostakis Stathis wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom86 contributions32 helpful votes
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A great place to get a glimpse of the old town. The fortress dominates the port and offers the most amazing views to the modern city and to the vast sea towards north. After the port there is a 2km strip of land/port that you can walk and enjoy the view of the city all the way to the airport. The fortress is open to public with a ticket price of €4 (full adult ticket). Make sure you visit at least half an hour before closure (19:00) as there is a lot to see and photograph.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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David D wrote a review Sep 2020
Devon, United Kingdom8,730 contributions1,455 helpful votes
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Friday 28th August and we were sightseeing and exploring in Heraklion. It is impossible not to see this massive 16th century Fortress which dominates the entrance to the Old Harbour. We did walk up to the Fortress, had a look and continued walking along the harbour wall. Visitors can go in and wander around and visit the museum inside. The entrance fee was €4 (some concessions available - bring ID). We did not go in. Really nice walk along the harbour wall, see the Fortress, Old Harbour, Ferry Terminal and views looking back towards Heraklion. It is worth it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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