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Typical small venetian castle

it is a typical small venetian castle in fair condition. Nice view as it is at the highest point of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manos M
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Chania Town, Greece
nice views of the water and surrounding area

an easy walk from anywhere in town; bring your camera; the views are worthwhile. we're here early... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
bob l
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a typical small venetian castle in fair condition. Nice view as it is at the highest point of Palaichora.

Thank Manos M
Reviewed April 2, 2018

an easy walk from anywhere in town; bring your camera; the views are worthwhile. we're here early April, and the weather is nice, and NO crowds; wonderful !

Thank bob l
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Very easy walk to the castle through the narrow streets of Palaiochora, only ruins left but from the top there are brilliant views both east & west along the coast. We decided to take the longer walk down to the small harbour, nice easy walk...More

Thank broggy57
Reviewed August 7, 2017

To see the city you are there for the first time I always choose places from where you can see where you are. The structure of the city of Paleochora is of the human scale and visiting the Venetian castle is giving a great opportunity...More

Thank Vinetou
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Easy to walk up, you can watch both, sunset and sunrise... recommend to have a drink in Castro bar and enjoy colorful sunset

Thank Eliska R
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Paleochora was much more commercial than we had thought so we tried to find some of the quieter things to see and do there. The castle is perched on the top of a hill so we made the small climb. The outer walls of the...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2017

An easy climb up the the fortress gives you stunning views over the town and the bay - a must during your visit to Paleochora.

Thank Supergranma
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Not much left of the castle but worth the short climb up the steps behind the church for the views back over the rooftops and the sea.

Thank davidandmel
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Recent archaeological digs have revealed the floor plan of theVenetian buildings. The walls are being restored where possible to retain the structure. There is a gun emplacement from World War ll which the Germans built to protect the approach to the harbour. The views of...More

Thank leighj02
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Up a wearisome flight of steps, the foundations over a level hilltop command an impressive view of town, sea and mountains

Thank Patrick F
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