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All reviews venetian fortress great views from the top cannon balls nice walk old port nice visit worth a visit entrance fee information boards interesting history great place to visit the ground floor kouros harbour euros battlements marine
Really interesting place to go! Only €2 for adults and students go free! Had a great time exploring this fortress and it was amazing going to the roof and looking at the views! This is a must see in Heraklion!
It was interesting to see this fortress that was able to hold off invaders for 21 years -and only then to fall because one of the people who worked on the defenses defected to join the invaders.
It was also interesting to see how the...More
It is small, but definetely worth the visit. The entrance is €2,- and children are free. Upstairs on the terrace you have a beautiful view over te sea and harbor. And inside you can see all the canons and read about the history.
Bring your walking shoes AND water... it's about 2.2km each way... it gets hot in the afternoon with very little shade... so apply sunscreen. There's WC along the way so you are in good company! Nice sea breeze.
There aren't many sites in Heraklion after visiting Knossos and the museum, so why not take a stroll down to the sea and watch tourists get drenched by the spray from waves, stare at the countless shades of blue, and walk along a beautiful castello....More