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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good32%
  • Average48%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Jul 7, 2018
“Interesting Place”
Jun 15, 2017
“Great to see if your passing”
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Georgiou Stamouli Street | Center of Ierapetra, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

If in Ierepetra it is worth going to visit as its free to go in.At the upper level you have good views over the town and out to sea.Through the openings good photo opportunities.It is situated at the mouth of the harbour.Inside there is no...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Susanlockyer
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We stubbled upon this place when we were exploring Greece away from where we were staying in Elounda. It was nice to walk around and see but we only spent at the most 30 minutes here. I wouldn't say it is worth a special visit...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jennifernicoll123
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Lerapetra is an interesting place, not a resort town just somewhere where boat trip take place to the islands, plenty of shops and a promenade which is marred with graffiti but the fortress is free and interesting to have a look around, it'll take you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank no1missmarple
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Enjoy a visit to the fort and harbour, shoreline market stalls and excellent shopping. We bought watches, perfume and clothes very good prices and quality. Great coffee shops with ocean views. Easy to find a park for our hired mini clubman sports.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank johncW1199UH
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Wandering along the harbour and come across this little gem of a place. Free entry to this sympathetically and modestly restored fort which provides great 360 degree views. Could do with a few info boards knocking up as very little knowledge gained from this historic...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Thebates22
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Small but very sympathetically restored. Entrance is free - but be aware that it closes at 3pm. Steps lead up to the battlements with excellent views over the harbour and the town.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank R_A617
Reviewed June 4, 2015

Whilst off exploring in the hire car we parked up in Lerapetra and had a very pleasant stroll along the sea front promenade and came across the Venetian fortress at the entrance to the harbour. Wandered in and up for some nice views and admired...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Suzy G
Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a relatively small fortress, nothing like the one at Rythmion, but makes for an interesting place to roam in for a half hour or so. It's located at the mouth of the old harbor and is in good condition. US standards would have...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed September 28, 2014

On our visit to Ierapetra this time we could not gain access to the Fortress, however we have been inside in the past, and unless anything has changed, there is not an awful lot to see, so we just walked around and had yet another...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank dnowland_12
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nothing much to see, really, like it was said, empty shell, full of history, but nothing to explore really. Nice place to go to when walking around empty and desolated Ierapetra (especially on a hot day). Would say that the place lacks information, but it...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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