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Hard to Identify

The castle is hardly something distinct. You see some evidence of the walls in the circular area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig B
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Owen Sound, Canada
Easy to see it all

Great place to wonder around and see lots of old beautiful buildings and ruins..great shopping and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neatesy
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This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (31 reviews)
“venetian castle” (11 reviews)
“movie night” (2 reviews)
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Naxos Town, Greece
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"great place to wander"
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"small churches"
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"couple of hours"
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"beautiful walk"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"narrow streets"
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"take your time"
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"nice view"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is hardly something distinct. You see some evidence of the walls in the circular area partway up after a substantial climb. Try to visit the archeological museum and tower once up near the top, but go early, because these places close at 15:00!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to wonder around and see lots of old beautiful buildings and ruins..great shopping and cafes everywhere

Thank Neatesy
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

One of the best walks around the island. Day or night this place is magical. I really liked the architecture and than medieval feeling you get when walking around its walls.

Thank Christina G
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Located on top of town this former Venetian stronghold has been integrated into the fabric of the city so much that it no longer stands apart from private dwellings. The castle itself isnt all that special if you've seen castles before.Free to see for the...More

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This Fort was Build by the Venetians in Order to Defend the Island from the Turks. The very narrow streets Leading to the top of the Castlle Are Full of Merchants Selling All Kinds of Craft. Very Interesting Place to Visit.

1  Thank Nick and Stella D
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

is easy to arrive in Kastro town, is a nice place full of history with shops, restaurants, churches, a good walk a great place to visit

Thank oiv85
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

A bit confusing to access but worth a look if you can manage it, we couldn’t find the little cafe/restaurant - so good luck.

Thank DawnTarrant
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Interesting history lesson. Lots of information about who built it what it was used for etc... Just plain beautiful. The mosaic in the back is stunning.

Thank 52Yukon12345
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This castle is surrounded by streets and homes so its hard to ever really get a good view of it. You basically walk all around the outside. Its worth the couple hours you spend walking to it and around it. We did pay the few...More

Thank Britt D
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Although there is not a great deal left untouched of the old castle of kastro, it stands out in views from all over the island, brooding over Chora town. Some parts of the towers are recognisable, but the maze of narrow alleys leading up to...More

Thank Gregory D
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kikie355
20 August 2016|
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Response from Katia K | Reviewed this property |
There are many boats to visit Naxos Island. Of course from Santorini port you can arrive into 3 hours with blue star ferries.
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