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“Venetian Castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kastro

Kastro
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Naxos Town
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Owner description: This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.
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“Venetian Castle”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

This beautiful castle overlooks the post city of Naxos, well preserved and worth a visit if in the area. There are still homes in the area from the period of the Venetian rule, along with shops and restaurants. Fantastic views. Bouzouki concerts are offered some evenings and are fabulous! Wonderful music in a fantastic setting and all the wine you want included in the admission charge. It is a bit of an uphill hike to get to the castle, and best to do it in the earlier hours as it does get very hot in the afternoon.

Visited May 2014
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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“Cool Kastro”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful to wander ducking under arches and small streets and winding up steps in the Kastro past small shops and flowers and cats after the heat of the day away from the bustling port and tavernas on the front. Worth a visit!

Visited May 2014
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Holland
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“Nice view and nice house Barozzi.”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Nice view from the Kastro. On the Kastro also the Venetian museum from the family DellaRocca-Barozzi. This was their home with many personal belongings. Also a personal guide for you. You must see this.

Visited May 2014
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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“Must go”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Very good very romantic!
We had a great time there.
Avoid ,very hot months,is better to visit may,June or September .

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“The islands most beautiful seaside village with grilled fish and mule safari”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

I didn't suspect,until my feet touched the sand of Kastro,that it owed its present form to the Venetians ; a protective ring of cramped houses in a nervous medieval huddle presenting only windows and dovecotes to the outside world...the better to protect the inner town with its often vaulted all so often over the centuries that the accretions now seem softened.

My favourite view is from the Belfry of Panayia Kohi church in Artemonas,the most elegant of Sifnos's three horas..... with the hike to Vathi rewarding you with the island's most beautiful seaside village.
Look out for the tiny monastery of the Archangel Gabriel next to the tavernas on the beach. If you partake in a fish grilling,insist that you want it not overcooked.... i had to back my request by offering not to pay if unsatisfied. It was superb. We took a mule safari over the marble paved mule trails across the terraced lanscape. Yoppi!

Visited September 2013
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