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“The port Castle”

Castello del Molo (Koules)
Ranked #6 of 84 things to do in Heraklion
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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“The port Castle”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Took an excellent stroll around the bastion at night, along the jetty, for 20 mins or so before turning back. Spectacular with the city lights reflecting in the water.

Visited September 2013
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“It's an impressive fortress and you can't get in”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Went there after getting off the bus and an obvious first stop and it's fair to say it is impressive as is the harbour wall itself but it was fenced off we we were there and looked like it had been for a while - there was no information on it nearby that I could see which was a shame

Visited September 2013
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Brussels
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“A nice Ventian pile of bricks”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

I assumed wrongly that when I visited that a) I could get inside and b) it would be interesting outside. Unfortunately it failed on both counts; it is an old slightly crumbling square fort and that really is it; it is picturesque though.

Visited September 2013
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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“Imposing Venetian Fortress”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is always top of our list when visiting Iraklion; this majestic fortress was constructed between 1523 and 1540 and was originally known as " Rocca al Mare" and later, under Turkish rule, simply as "Koule". We had been inside several times which was just as well as it is currently closed for renovation. Judging by the concreted-in metal fence that now surrounds the fortress, it would appear to be a substantial amount of work.

The Lion crest of Venice is still easily visible on its east walls but that's just about all you can see now. What a shame, as this is one of the best preserved Venetian fortresses in Crete and the views from the top of the battlements are superb, across the harbour to the hangars or "arsenali" where the Venetains built and maintained their ocean-going galley fleet.

Let's hope it is back on the tourist trail soon.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great view”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great place to see although it was under construction. A nice place to take a walk in the night. It's definitely worth exploring.

Visited August 2013
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