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Venetian Castle with great views of the town and the beaches

Built on the high ground to defend the area, the castle offers great views. Some restoration wok... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
Not that much to see, but nice views

The highest point in the village, come from the churches direction. There is not that much ruins... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Iisalmi, Finland
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

What you see today is only ruins. Not well signed or impressive at all. But in the central part of town there is no reason to skip a little walk up here to enjoy the remains and the views. More interesting it will be if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Built on the high ground to defend the area, the castle offers great views. Some restoration wok has been done. There were also signs of the German occupation during WW2.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PaulTLynch
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The highest point in the village, come from the churches direction. There is not that much ruins left, but here you can get a good view over the town, also the best spot to fly drone!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CapeTurning
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The Selino Castle in Paleochora, Chania, was founded by the Venetians. It was built by the Duke of Crete, Marino Gradonigo in 1282, and named it "Selino".A small nice castle overlooking Paleochora. From its name, Σέλινο, it was named after the province. It has good...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank antonakakp
Reviewed August 20, 2018

If you would like a decent vantage point from which to view Palaiochora then the castle should fill the bill. If you have seen fortifications elsewhere then this probably is not worth a special trip but if you are walking the town then it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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 !

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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