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Castello del Molo (Koules)

Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 039 9399
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Amazing

Amazing corner of this city, just out of time. Wonderful building, seeble from the distance. In my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Davide G
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Palermo, Italy
Venetian folly

It is hard to resist touring the Castello del Molo when visiting the city of Heraklion. It seems... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DawnFlowerMBA
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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+30 281 039 9399
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing corner of this city, just out of time. Wonderful building, seeble from the distance. In my opinion one of the most iconic things here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to resist touring the Castello del Molo when visiting the city of Heraklion. It seems to beckon you to visit and discover the mystery behind the walls. We enjoyed exploring the Jaque Cousteau exhibit, and the various rooms on the first floor...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... by the fishing boats. If you like the sea, walking along moored fishing boats and the such tjis is a must-do in Heraklion (not a day-filler, though: maybe 30 min)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the old harbour, the Castello is a dramatic and evocative landmark emphasising Heraklion position as an important, admittedly now in the past tense, Mediterranean port. The fortification is extremely interesting whether you only decide to walk around the exterior which exhibits the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of interpretive panels to explain the history of the fortifications. Great views for taking photos of the city. Cheap parking near the port terminal to the east

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked passed the castle after dinner, therefor it was only to be viewed from the outside. And then it is just a massive old building. Nothing special done to make it attractive in the evening unfortunately.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We fell in love with this castle. Beautiful views. Better than anything else we’ve seen on Crete. We want to move in lol

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really surprised by this Castello but certainly not disappointed. Well worth the visit with some interesting aspects

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle at the entrance to Heraklion port is well-preserved, with plenty of historical information provided in its rooms and passages; there are also some archaeological artifacts. Great views from the ramparts.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little walk each night. I didn't go inside, but did wander down the pier each night after our supper. You can watch the ships come in, the locals fishing, and just get some exercise while you enjoy being on Crete.

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