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Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well maintained fort. The views are stunning as it's in a perfect location. Steeped in history. There were art students sketching when we visited, fantastic site for this. There is a Naval Museum in one of the buildings, very well displayed artefacts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful place to visit AND RELAX... The town is beautiful and structure is well kept as well. its a must see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gee23yankee
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A beautiful walk leads you to the historical fortress which is very well kept and is a very important part of the history of Crete.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dancomontreal
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Very interesting building in the heart of the city. Historic proof of the neverending importance of this place. Very well saved.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Davide G
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Situated on the edge of Chania Harbour with breathtaking views of all the harbour....the lighthouse and out to sea.Recently renovated with many Venetian as well as Turkish features. Martime museum at its entrance well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kkps08
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My wife and I passed by this fortress every day during our 5-night stay in Chania when walking between our hotel and the public parking lot on the other side of the fortress. Often young musicians against the walls of the fortress would be playing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John16752024
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Historical area in Chania! Beautiful architecture and interesting places and Museums nearby and old Venetian harbor and the Lighthouse!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TuuliLuukas
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This fortress is a great place to explore. So much fun for children of all ages. Snap a great instagram worthy pic!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bikerbabe22
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The titel describes it. Nothing special. Nicely restored, great view. Almost no background information, 10 minute visit should do it. Only open in the mornings.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This old fortress is at the mouth of the old harbour and is beautiful. It is part of the history of the old town and an integral part of the feature of the harbour. It is very spectacular and well worth visiting. A must do...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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