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Lovely paved road that leads to Coule Castle. It’s open and you can go up and enjoy the view of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Crete, Greece
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Pretty Venetian castle

At the end of 25th August right on the water, you cannot miss it. It is very well preserved and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Traveling to Heraklion with "Minoan" bus travel we arrived noon to the bus station near to harbor. Passing through the next road opposite of Fitaki Megalon hotel we walked 200-300m and we faced with the Venetian port and Koules (the Venetian castle) shined in front...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2015

Nice for a leisurely and relaxing walk.....views of the Harbour are pleasant. The Castello is closed to the Public ( and as we understand it has been for some time due to instability) and as a result there is not much to see.

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All reviews venetian fortress bargain price great views from the top cannon balls old port nice walk great displays port area venetian times entrance fee worth a visit information boards interesting history heraklion city harbour shipwrecks euros
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb Venetian fort in great condition with nice views of the harbour and the adjacent town of Heraklion. For two euros plus kids go free this is a bargain! Nicely renovated interior with some interesting visual displays and info boards in Greek and English! Views...More

Thank EK_Stevan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a castle person, so this was especially fun for me. I also love being up high and the view from the top of the castle was wonderful. They did a great job displaying information about the history of Heraklion and the castle, how it...More

Thank rhianna c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Venetian fort is often overshadowed by Knossos as a place to visit. However, we found it an excellent place to visit, both as a museum but also for the scenery. The cost is modest, and the exhibitions are very well-curated. Well worth an hour...More

Thank Ewen M
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