HOME
EXPLORE
Map
Koules Venetian fortress (Castello del Molo )
Iraklion Venetian port
A seaside fortress situated at the entrance of the old harbour. It was built by the Venetians, before the construction of the new Venetian fortification, in order to protect the pier and the port. It took its last shape in the years between 1523 - 1540 replacing another construction destroyed by an earthquake.

It has been continuously repaired due to the damages caused by the violent sea waves to its stonework and foundation. It was built with big blocks of stone and it consisted of two floors. On the ground floor there exist 26 rooms that were used to house captains or to store food and ammunition. On the upper floor there are battlements for placing canons. The upper parts of the castle and the existing base of the minaret are Turkish changes. On the outside of the main sides of the castle, there are relief plaques that stand out with the lion of St. Mark, the symbol of Venice. During the Turkish period in the dark and humid rooms of the castle, the Turks used to torture and imprison the Cretan revolutionaries. Today, the castle is open to visitors and during the summer period it is used for various cultural activities (art exhibitions, music, theatre).




Image Library


In and around
Show All
Tourism facilities
Regional interest
Towns & Villages
Sightseeing
Beaches
Agios%20Titos%20Cathedral
Agios Titos Cathedral
Iraklion Old Town
at 0.5km (S)
Archaeological%20Museum%20of%20Herakleion
Archaeological Museum of Herakleion
Heraklion city
at 0.6km (S)
Historical%20Museum%20of%20Crete
Historical Museum of Crete
Iraklion town
at 0.6km (SW)
<
...
>



Related Pages: Heraklion city ,

Further Search
Related Tags: Regional Interest | Culture | Sightseeing |
Area: Temenos Area (Iraklion, Arhanes)




Contact Us
© 2019 interkriti.org