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Castello del Molo (Koules)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 039 9399
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Superbly renovated

The Fort has been shut for a few years so it was great to go in. It was really well done and very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jersey, United Kingdom
Don't miss a visit here!

Do take the time to stop off here when visiting Heraklion. Not only a tremendously strong presence... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 039 9399
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Reviewed yesterday

The Fort has been shut for a few years so it was great to go in. It was really well done and very informative. The veiws from the top are excellent. All in all a good place to visit and only 2E

Thank dirkus1962
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do take the time to stop off here when visiting Heraklion. Not only a tremendously strong presence in the harbour, it is well worth the small sum of 2 euros to go inside. The fortress is kept in good condition internally and tells the story...More

Thank ScotlandWeelass
Reviewed 2 days ago

A hallmark when visiting Heraklion is the Venetian castle (Koules) which merits visit. Enter and walk around, go upstairs at the terrace and enjoy the "aperanto galazio' which means in Greek 'the unlimited blue' as the sea surrounds this magic monument. In the summer, if...More

Thank angel3744
Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely. we walked down from the main town to the harbour. bit of a steep hill for those with limited walking abilities. very nice to look around and take in the view

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a great little fort. The views are fantastic and the historic information paints a stunning picture of the history of the city that was a real eye opener. Bargain price for what it is.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very busy when we went, early September. It looks very nice. Not very spectacular like other fortresses though.

Thank Katy E
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Castle/Fortress sits at the entrance to the Old Venetian Harbour in Heraklion. It is a pretty dominant structure. It was built in the 16th century by the Venetians and still remains largely intact. You can visit it for the bargain price of 2 Euros....More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 5 days ago

For the bargain price of 2 euros we learned the history of the fort and port and got to have an amazing view of the town too!

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A quick visit, but still well worth the 2 € entrance fee! A magnificent building, a fortress out on the pier in Iraklion harbour, built 500-800 years ago, and the architecture and constructions are stunning, as are the views from the top.

Thank Stefan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An old castle, the weather was stormy, cold and rainy which gave it some charm but also made spending time there quite miserable.

Thank emisante
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