We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Castello del Molo (Koules)

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 281 039 9399
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 294 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Roman splendor!

The Castello Koules at the Heraklio harbour is a splendid example of Roman technology and architecture...having lasted two millenia of storms and weather. Walk along the ramparts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry M
,
Pattaya, Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review

294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 82: English reviews
Istanbul
Level Contributor
45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Koules the venetian fortress in a sunny day of March. You can see the Venetian architecture and admire the port and the city of Heraklion

Helpful?
Thank ioannisg672
Pattaya, Thailand
Level Contributor
749 reviews
482 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Castello Koules at the Heraklio harbour is a splendid example of Roman technology and architecture...having lasted two millenia of storms and weather. Walk along the ramparts to see what things may have been in a different era.

Helpful?
Thank Larry M
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The story of Koules is told briefly but well in the exhibits, and the true delight is in wandering the ramparts--perfectly crenelated-- from one spectacular viewpoint to another.

Helpful?
Thank Eliz534
Schweich, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Level Contributor
44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Mihaela L
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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 :)

Helpful?
Thank Jitka K
Victoria B.C.
Level Contributor
134 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Captains_Rum_Punch
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
3,335 reviews
1,560 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 647 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.

Helpful?
Thank Manuela L
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
189 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank foulaman
Heraklion, Greece
Level Contributor
71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Xenophon2014
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

Helpful?
Thank Donald S

Travellers who viewed Castello del Molo (Koules) also viewed

Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture
Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture
 
Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture
Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture
 

Been to Castello del Molo (Koules)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Castello del Molo (Koules) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Castello del Molo (Koules) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?