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Address: Naxos Town, Greece
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This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the...

This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.

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Ancient Castle

The Chora Castle, also called Kastro, has Venetian origins and it is now a shopping area. The wall surrounding the fortress is pentagonal and has three gates. The tower... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Monza, Italy
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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Chora Castle, also called Kastro, has Venetian origins and it is now a shopping area. The wall surrounding the fortress is pentagonal and has three gates. The tower protecting the fortress stands near the northwestern gate and extends in part along the western and northern side of the fortress. The castle is always open, the Town Council organises traditional... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not recommend if your tagging along children (impossible to tour with a children's stroller)!!! We were searching for the castle, constantly going uphill, when a local told us we were already in the castle! I guess it would be OK if you were alone just passing time!

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This restaurants food is amazing as well as the view. The people are very nice and just overall the feeling of the restaurant itself is great.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is very old castle in Naxos from medival times. You can spend many hours going around this Castle and clicking pictures. This castle area is huge and many nice architetures from the old times. I like one of arch which was amazing. You can visit any time castle just to go inside castle better to go in day time.... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

You can't miss the Castle is up the hill from anywhere in Naxos town or in the port; it has great views of the town and seaport. There are several museums, shops, restaurants and lots of little narrow street that run through the Castle to explore. There is a small theatre in the castle with outdoor seating overlooking the water.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband an I were trying to make our way back to our accomodation and passed through this area. We got tremendously lost which usually would be a pain but the small alleyways and scattered shops where stunning. We are so glad we passed through! Be warned though we didn't have a map and it took us around an hour... More 

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Naxos Town, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Kastro area dates back to 1305 and sending a hour or more exploring the area is well worth while however you must have strong legs as there are many steps. Places to look for are; the Byzantine Muaeum, Refurbished Ursulin School with many art exhibitions,( depending on the time of year), The Archaeological Museum, and Cafe 1739 because it's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beautiful archways, narrow alleys, towers and walls. Wander and imagine what life was like in Venetian time. Do not miss visiting.

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I guess the Kastro was not what I expected - I was thinking of a more traditional castle ruins but the Kastro area, whilst I did see the outside wall within the old town, was more the maze of cobble streets and lovely Venetian facades of the houses in that area of the town. It is a lovely area to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you are visiting Naxos Island is a must to visit the castle of Naxos. We spend half day in order to walk in the old town and see the nice architecture of the buildings close to the castle and walking through doors and windows (is like you are in other century). We enjoy our day not only seeing the... More 

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