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Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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All reviews venetian fortress cannon balls we enjoyed walking nice walk old port worth a visit entrance fee nice visit information boards open to the public venetian times interesting history great place to visit the ground floor take pictures heraklion city on display
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The fortress defends the port of Heraklion and was built by the Venetians in the sixteenth century although fortifications have existed around this point since the Arab times. It now houses a museum about its own and the city's history. The roof offers great views...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fancying a day out we headed with no plans in particular to Heraklion. Not knowing where to go we programmed in the old harbour into Google Maps and off we set. Upon arrival we looked at each other and wondered if we had made a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank badpostie
Reviewed 1 week ago

A big fort guarding the harbour. There is a lot of information on display in English, plus a video, so you do get a full story. The restoration seems to have been done successfully, and we really enjoyed this site. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jeffmorrod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen. It has to travel to Crete to learn the history of this island

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank eleftheriak666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great site with a lot of information, and just to go in and see the thickness of walls and structure is worth it! Lots of information posted in English, and the views from up top were fantastic!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TravellingtoParis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say any more than that really! Disappointed not to be able to access it. Despite website opening times there was no one to even ask what time it opened!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 463vivw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Rocca a Mare" or "Castello a Mare" or "Koules" (turkish Su Kulesi) or "Castellum Comunis" ( 2nd Byzantine period) is a fortress located at the entrance of the port of Heraklion. The Venetians built the fortress in order to protect the harbour. The old...More

Date of experience: March 2019
100  Thank MariaS0raya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive, Koules is worth a visit. On a clear fay you’ll have a great view of the city and mountains beyond. Inside is interesting objects and plenty of information boards offering a glimpse into history.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank desertwillows
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful views, cute dogs and a great chance to stretch your legs walking along the see wall. Great opportunity for photos.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sherwoodtobe
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Good to find out about the fortification There are cannons that have been recovered from shipwrecks which in interesting. Nice view over the harbour. Probably of more interest if you know more about the history.

Date of experience: April 2019
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