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Karababa Castle

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The Karababa Castle perched on the hill in Khalkis (in mainland Greece part of town) just before... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Belgrade, Serbia
Lovely ruins with an excellent view over Chalkida

Most of the castle walls are still intact, and there is a good museum at the top of the castle... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Jonathan S
London, England
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All reviews free entrance don t miss panoramic view excellent view interesting museum hill walls venetians ramparts history region chalkida control ruins caste 3pm climb
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Karababa Castle perched on the hill in Khalkis (in mainland Greece part of town) just before crossing to Euboea, is its best attraction. Add to that it is totally free and you can reach it by car up to the entrance door with free...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Most of the castle walls are still intact, and there is a good museum at the top of the castle walls. Both open free of charge, but note that the castle is closed on Mondays. Just below the castle there is a cafe with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed June 8, 2018

The path leading up to the Fortress is surrounded by Pines and large cacti. Better to attempt this climb in the morning and avoid the hotter afternoons in Summer. The museum in the castle is open from 8.00am to 3pm and is free. It contains...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LitsaE
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Great views from the town and surrounding area, giving an idea of the strategic location of the isthmus. 20 min walking distance from the bridge. At the top there is a small museum (much better than the one in the town center) which tells the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LRWA
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Well preserved castle with panoramic view and a free entrance museum with interesting exhibits which tell the story of the area through the centuries.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kostas77
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Great visit with friends! You can see all the city, the gulf and the sea. You can relax there and feel like an ancient observer!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank redman5314
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

The Karababa Castle provides lovely view of the city from on top of old walls, but that is not all it has to offer. In decent shape, the walls of this old fortress remind you that Greece's history is long and full of battles.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Adriana R
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Approached from the mainland side up steps through pines. Well preserved castle with an interesting & well presented museum of Greek and ottoman artefacts. Spend an hour here happily browsing; then wander down to the unrelated but proximal cafe bar just below.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NewForestView
Reviewed September 18, 2017

The museum exhibit columns, engraved marble + stones, graves and many more. Which gives you a good view of Chalcidis' history. A must do!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Inge M
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful views of chalkis from the castle. The collect of sculptures inside is beautifully laid out and reflects the varied history of the great city

Date of experience: September 2017
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