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Heraklion Fortification
Iraklion
The fortified enclosure of the Venetian Chandakas of the 15th century, which is still preserved today, is one of the most significant monuments of its kind in the whole Mediterranean basin.
Triangular in shape, with its base at the sea, the mighty enceinte has a perimeter of about 5.5 kilometres. The hallmark of the defensive layout are the bastions, linked by curtain walls decorated at many points by escutcheons and the lion of St. Mark, symbol of Venetian omnipotence. The gates in the enceinte, which served to link the town to the countryside, still stand as important architectural monuments.
To this day, the walls that withstood the Ottoman siege in the mid-17th century mark out the boundary of the old town.


In and/or around Heraklion Fortification:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Hotel Iraklion Kalokairinou 128, 71202 Heraklion
at 0.3km(NE) from Heraklion Fortification
Hotel Iraklion

Hotel Atrion Chronaki Street, 71202 Heraklion
at 0.8km(NE) from Heraklion Fortification
Hotel Atrion

Kosmosrentcar - Car Rental In Crete 25th August Street Nr 15, Heraklion, Crete
at 0.9km(NE) from Heraklion Fortification
KosmosRentCar - Car Rental in Crete

Marin Dream Hotel Heraklion town
at 1.1km(NE) from Heraklion Fortification
Marin Dream Hotel

Hotel Life Ikarou 50, 71307 Heraklion
at 1.5km(E) from Heraklion Fortification
Hotel Life

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