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Really beautiful, you travel in time

One of the best walks around the island. Day or night this place is magical. I really liked the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
New York City, New York

This Fort was Build by the Venetians in Order to Defend the Island from the Turks... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Nick and Stella D
Toronto, Ontario
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This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.
Naxos Town, Greece
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank oiv85
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DawnTarrant
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 13BrittD
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Spent a couple of hours walking around here one morning. It's very interesting and good excuse to get some time away from the beach

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank scrizzle
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Kastro is located right into town and is worth walking around and exploring, in our opinion. We paid the couple euro to get into the museum. There was information in English but it didn't take more than 20 minutes to see everything. We came...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.