Kastro

Kastro, Naxos Town: Hours, Address, Kastro Reviews: 4.5/5

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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK9,317 contributions
Built during the 13th century, there's not much left of the Venetian Castle of Naxos but, what does remain, is certainly worth looking at. Of particular interest is the northwestern gate, with its great door and which is undergoing restoration work, and the Glezos Tower, the only tower remaining of the castle's original 12 towers. Buildings inside the castle's precincts which are worth investigating are the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Greek Orthodox Chapel Agio Anastasia Farmakolytria and the Nonastery of Ursuline.
Written August 2, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,065 contributions
The Kastro, or the Venetian Castle of Naxos is much more easier to spot from the port or from the Portara gate than to find it.
From those points you can see it rising above the whitewashed houses, while when you ascend towards him there's no distinction between the rest of old town. Venetians took marble from the never finished Apollo temple and Portata to build it.
Today there's a small museum, a Catholic Church on top and many galleries and a cafe Avaton 1739 on top of a building which used to be a nunnery and school.
Written November 21, 2021
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Morgan O Reilly
Dublin, Ireland100 contributions
Couples
100% the best thing i did in Greece. T

he kastro is an old fortress surrounded by the old town. Trust me, you will get lost when you go looking for this but that's part if the experience. Incrediblely beautiful narrow streets lead you inexorably upwards until you arrive in the Cathedral Square in the middle of the Kastro. The whole area did not feel like a tourist destination to me, but something far more authentic.

Make sure to visit during siesta when the streets are at their quietest, but also get there early to enjoy the museum, cafe and Cathedral which all close at 3 i think.

Return in the evening for dinner, wine and the old town by night!
Written June 1, 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,303 contributions
We spent more than 30 minutes walking around the narrow streets above the harbor, looking for The Castle. When we asked directions, we received vague answers like “just keep going up.” We could see what looked like the walls of a fortress from below, but never really found it when we were up on the hill. Later, at our hotel, we were told it is an area more than a single building.

Still, it was a nice walk, with views of the old town and some interesting shops.
Written November 11, 2021
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,699 contributions
I fall in love with this charming part of the city. Day or night I enjoyed seamlessly roaming the narrow streets full of boutiques, taverns, galleries and little houses where still the locals live, not just seized by tourists. From some parts there as beautiful views of the city. Unfortunately some buildings such as the Tower or museum which are currently under the reconstruction.
Written October 7, 2020
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Carmela C
London, UK59 contributions
Couples
Well, it hasn’t been easy to find the Castro, cause there is not any more a proper Castro or at least how was translated by the English guide. This is more a medieval citadel, and the architecture is not very dissimilar by the rest of old town. Within there is the Catholic Church, nice bar with view, and stores. But do not except much, it is just a continuation of the old town.
Written September 18, 2021
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Richard and Valerie
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Have eaten here many times in earlier years and always enjoyed it. Had a disappointing meal this week, with neither food nor service up their usual standard. I hope they can improve, as it's a great location and used to be excellent.
Written June 18, 2022
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Jan V
Sofia, Bulgaria6,300 contributions
Friends
A construction around which the city was found. Unfortunately undermaintained and now a days closed, maybe for construction, which isn't obvious. To be found on the top of the Old city, which actually is pretty charming as a climbing to the top companion.
Written September 7, 2020
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Marek U
Warsaw, Poland379 contributions
Couples
it is not a castle indeed but rather a residence of local noble ... it is located on the top hill of naxos, facing the main port ... visitors should visit all rooms inside, because of the rich collection of daily living equipent from the past ... if you are a fan of old furniture, cutlery and books, don't dare to miss this place .. thre is also a bonus: the cellar ...
Written September 13, 2014
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20Andreas12
Limassol City, Cyprus590 contributions
Family
If you are visiting Naxos Island is a must to visit the castle of Naxos. We spend half day in order to walk in the old town and see the nice architecture of the buildings close to the castle and walking through doors and windows (is like you are in other century).
We enjoy our day not only seeing the small castle and enjoying the amazing view but also walking thought the passages of the castle to small souvenir shops and to the small artistic coffee shops.
Written September 21, 2016
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