"Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion)" Heraklion (City) Tip by Balam

  Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion)
by Balam
 
  • Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion) - Prefecture of Heraklion
      Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion)
    by Balam
  • Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion) - Prefecture of Heraklion
      Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion)
    by Balam
  • Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion) - Prefecture of Heraklion
      Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion)
    by Balam
  • Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion) - Prefecture of Heraklion
      Koules Venetian Fortress (Iraklion)
    by Balam
 

This Impressive fortress was built in the early 1500s and guarded the old port; it is unique for the impressive mass of its stone fortifications, its immensely thick walls and the views from its turret and roof.
The restored interior looks just like a castle should.
On the exterior are two carved relief?s of the Lion of St Mark which the Turks surprisingly left intact.

It was ?2 to get in and it is open from 0800 to 1930 1st July to 31 October and 0900 to 1500 other times of the year (although I have heard they sometimes they open late and close early)

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  • Updated Mar 9, 2009
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