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To be visited

We liked the visit of this impressive castle. There are beautiful views on the Kapsali harbor and... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Namur, Belgium
A View to Kill

Placed on top of the mountain above Kapsali bay this castle is provides breathless views of the... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Belgrade, Serbia
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Chora, Kythira 801 00, Greece
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We liked the visit of this impressive castle. There are beautiful views on the Kapsali harbor and the sea.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank raobert
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Placed on top of the mountain above Kapsali bay this castle is provides breathless views of the surroundings. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kostam
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

At the top of the hill in the small town of Chora is the Fortress with amazing views of the harbor and Kapsali. It is very picturesque with lots of areas to take photos of the castle and the town/harbor. We were with a small...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Well worth a visit this fabulous Venetian fortress offers stupendous views over the surrounding area. An interesting historical site full of photo opportunities!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JayneH305
Reviewed September 9, 2017

When one arrives at Chora of Kythira and strolls around the "Sokakia" (tiny streets) it is important to walk up to the Venetian Castle. Not only the castle itself is very interesting but the view is outstanding

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank pankyhydra
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Its at the top of the Chora, overlooking Kapsali and great views of Xitra island. it is preserved quite well but not much to see or do. lovely views and a nice 30 min walk there. Its free. Dont go at night as you wont...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

It's found at 200 meters above the level of the sea in the southern parte of the island,It dominates the bay of Kapsali up to the Western Crete. It was building in the 14* century by Venetians.The settlement included militare and ecclesiastical buildings today devastated.You...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Elisaeclaudio
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

The castle is preserved in a great way however they only turn lights on after 10pm which is a real shame as this is a tourist attraction and they should lit it from 8pm during summer peak season.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank efal
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice old castle with great view of kithira and island hitra. Not many other things to see, however it is clean and well preserved. Some old canons here and there, as well.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Γιαννης Α
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

have been there many times and keep coming back, preferably first thing in the morning when it is cool and empty. Being Kythera there is always a breeze (or a gale). The most spectacular views on the island, with a bird's eye view over the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank omegendorph
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Los Angeles, California
Bus Routes (5 Replies)
Hi all, Does buses run on a regular schedule on Sat and Sun at the end of August? Do we need to carry exact change like Athens? I am planning to explore some areas near Mama Thira's house, in Fira, than PYRGOS VILLAGE, Venetian castle, and Akrotiri Archaeological Site from my hotel Stelios Rooms - Louka Nomikoy 11, Oía, 84702, Greece. Could you please help me with the bus routes please. Thank you, Anita Thank you, Anita
July 27, 2017|
Response fromStacy584|
Thank you, but I did not find any info that I am looking for. Thank you for your time though. Also, Does anyone know if buses run on a regular schedule on Sat and Sun at the end of August?
Boston, Massachusetts
Venetian Castle Naxos City (12 Replies)
I'm looking for more information on attending a concert at the Venetian Castle... Has anyone attended a concert here before? How do you purchase tickets or find out a time schedule? I saw that they have a Sunset Concert series on Wednesdays, but I'm not sure how to actually get the tickets for it. We will be traveling in July!
April 30, 2013|
Response fromPeriscope|
The conserts are announced on posters all over Naxos. Different conserts on different days - classical, folk dance, folk music. Tickets are bought at the Venetian Museum in the Castle itself. Most of the conserts are at the time of sun-set.