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Venetian Fortress

Georgiou Stamouli Street | Center of Ierapetra, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece
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Great to see if your passing

We stubbled upon this place when we were exploring Greece away from where we were staying in... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2017
jennifernicoll123
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Free but don't make a special visit

Lerapetra is an interesting place, not a resort town just somewhere where boat trip take place to... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
no1missmarple
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good31%
  • Average49%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Jun 15, 2017
“Great to see if your passing”
May 20, 2017
“Free but don't make a special visit ”
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Georgiou Stamouli Street | Center of Ierapetra, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece
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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

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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

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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.

Thank John C
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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

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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.

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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

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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

1  Thank DonaldYokum
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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

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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

1  Thank Dermy76
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

When you see this fortress lying on the edge of Ierapetra coastline, you feel thrilled. But when you actually land up at the place, all you manage to get is a walk on the fort walls and the view of the surrounding through the roof...More

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