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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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Impressive dominant guard

Be prepared to walk along the busy seawall to reach the monument. Quite safe as the coast guard car patrols the seawall quite late in the night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2016
polygnosi
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 593 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to walk along the busy seawall to reach the monument. Quite safe as the coast guard car patrols the seawall quite late in the night.

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1 Thank polygnosi
Venice, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This massive structure features all the Venetian Architecture of the times. Placed in the Heraklion bay with a long Cement Pier that reaches far into the ocean. A nice place to enjoy the sun, fresh air and history. We never got to actually enter the castle as it has been in restoration but nevertheless it was a pleasant day.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Guarding the entrqnce to the old Venetian port, the centruries-old fortress is a place you have to see in Heraklion. Just hand out there drinking a beer etc. If you have time, you can walk to the far end of the promenade (ca. 2km), the so-called "bypass avenue", as many patients after bypass surgery go there to walk

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