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Castello del Molo (Koules)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 039 9399
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Fine place

Well, I was not so amazed by the interiors, but I really loved the 360° view from the top of the roof - you can see the harbour and the sea :)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jitka K
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Schweich, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Koules is an inspiring sight at any time of the day, but I loved seeing it under the stormy sky. It was majestic. It made me contemplate the past when this was the stronghold of the city. How many storms has it faced? How many enemies tried to conquer it even before the Siege of Candia? The museum itself is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I was not so amazed by the interiors, but I really loved the 360° view from the top of the roof - you can see the harbour and the sea :)

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Thank Jitka K
Victoria B.C.
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112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of Heraklion's best historic sites. A recent renewal has been done beautifully. Good signage. Great displays of items recovered from shipwrecks in the area. The upper level offers spectacular views out to sea and across the city. You can get a sense of what it must have been like for Venetian forces to be within the 8... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The venezian castello is in the harbour and has still his Turkish name Koules; Today is a museum inside and seems an old castel of knights; Massives walls has open arcs, and from here you have a wonderfull seaview and the harbour.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of Heraklion's best historic sites. We visited on a day when huge waves were crashing against the Fort at the harbour entrance which added to the atmosphere. A recent renewal has been done beautifully. Good signage. Great displays of items recovered from shipwrecks in the area. The upper level offers spectacular views out to sea and across... More 

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Thank foulaman
Heraklion, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The old Koule castle nearby the sea has been recently renovated and opened to the public. It contained original artifacts (i.e. canons) and also digital multimedia presentations. Its location can be combined with a nice walk by the old Heraklion harbor, by the sea.

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Thank Xenophon2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Castles, seen one seen them all but for this one the price (3€) is right and the setting is pretty. There's a display of some of the artifacts they've found under the waters around the bay.

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Thank Donald S
Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

yep only 2 euro to get in with fantastic views and centuries of history , lots to see in side and touch including cannons . lots of artifacts throughout , if your a photographer its heaven with all the views etc. not really suitable for disabled but they are installing ramps etc. so you can still get the full tour... More 

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Luxembourg
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

After several years of restoration it is reopened. For 2€ is interesting to visit. Enjoy walking around the forteress .

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Thank Osvaldo363
Benfleet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Well preserved and restored with excellent information boards giving a good background to the Venetian occupation of Candia.Wonderful views over the harbour and coast around Heraklion and very cheap admission price.

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