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Castello del Molo (Koules)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 039 9399
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Impressed determination to defend Western way of life

I was absolutely impressed by this fortress Castello di Molo which was built by Venetians as a part... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Prague, Czech Republic
Something to do in Heraklion

This castle is easily found, just walk along the water's edge at the port and you will eventually... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“cannon balls” (4 reviews)
“bargain price” (3 reviews)
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 039 9399
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was absolutely impressed by this fortress Castello di Molo which was built by Venetians as a part of whole defend line of the city Candia (Irakleo). Entrance is for around 2€. Nicely renovated harbour fortress with lot of artefacts remembering for it´s history including...More

1  Thank TomasGozdal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is easily found, just walk along the water's edge at the port and you will eventually come upon it. Quaint little town. Been to one too many castles or decided to skip this one, but did walk around the exterior. A few pics...More

Thank OntarioTravel3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I particularly like castles and fortresses so this was a must for me. But indeed it is a nice visit where you can admire the BIG walls and think about how Venetians defended this piece of land against a huge empire. Lovely views.

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Weather was a bit windy so decided to go to the castle at the harbour. Only a euro to get in and once inside it was a lot bigger than it looked from outside. It’s on two floors and it’s in very good condition ,obviously...More

2  Thank Alistair P
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

One of our first stops on Heraklion, very easily found. This castle has a rich history nicely explained inside the castle. The castle has an entrance fee of 2 euros if I remember correctly. Required visiting time is up to a max of 2 hours....More

Thank Nadine A
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Can’t complain, cheap to look around a nice piece of history in a pretty run down city! Definitely worth a visit. Lovely views from the top.

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a trip here we stayed in hersonissos and got the bus 3.30 each way On we paid entrance fee of 8€ for 4 adults 2 teens a 3 year old and babies Was a lovely little place with great information and great views...More

Thank jenjen8537
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is a well preserved fortress that has been restored. €2 was a bargain to get inside. In the caverns below there were some good information written in Greek and English about the great siege. Also a canon ball repository and some canons. Up top...More

1  Thank BT3rd
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We found the fortress pleasant enough but nothing to write home about. Once we'd walked around there was nothing much to it. Perhaps some more information and old pictures to show the differences would help, as it has clearly been restored; which is in itself...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Interesting old castle. Very cheap entrance fee, 2 euros. Lots of cannons and cannon balls. Very ancient amphoras.

1  Thank Muduke
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