Book Hotel in Greece via XcelTrip using Bitcoin and visit the prominent symbol of Heraklion - imposing Koules Fortress

XcelTrip|4 min read|Jul 20, 2019

The Fortress of Koules in Heraklion Crete: The Venetian Castle of Heraklion is called Koules, which means fortress in Turkish. It is an impressive fortress that surrounds the harbor of Heraklion, Crete. The Koules Castle is a massive fortress with two storeys that used to guard the entry to the port. The Castle was constructed by the Venetians in the early 13th century when they conquered the town. The earliest description of the Koules Venetian Castle exists in the work of the Florentine monk Cristoforo Buondelmonti in 1429.

Book Hotel in Greece via XcelTrip using Bitcoin and visit the prominent symbol of Heraklion - imposing Koules Fortress

The architecture of the Castle is the typical Venetian architectural style. The construction was such that the walls of the Castle could protect the breakwater of the harbor. The Castle was made of stones. The ground floor has a vaulted roof with broad fanlight.

Today the Koules Venetian Castle has been cleaned and restored many times. It is visited by thousands of people every year and consists of the trademark of Heraklion Town.


One more incredible place for visit in Greece is Lake Kournas:

Kournas is the largest freshwater lake in Crete.

Amazing Lake Kournas, the only natural lake in Crete, is located in a charming landscape surrounded by high mountains and olive groves and its surroundings constitute a very important ecosystem for Greece. Lake Kournas is one of the few places in Crete where there is plenty of fresh water. Therefore, it is protected in accordance with the Natura 2000 program.

Lake Kournas is a favorite destination for guests of Crete and locals. This is the perfect place to relax and walk. It is obvious that in addition to the contemplation of natural beauty, there is another important point - to swim and sunbathe. This is very nice to do here! You should try.

As you can see, imposing symbol of Heraklion - Koules Fortress and the largest freshwater Lake Kournas in Crete are amazing places for tourists… Do you plan to visit it this summer? It is very convenient and fast to book a hotel through XcelTrip and get a refund of up to 50% on all your orders! Blue Sea Hotel – staying at Blue Sea Hotel in Alimos, you'll be connected to a shopping center, within a 15-minute drive of Temple of Olympian Zeus and Arch of Hadrian. This 4-star hotel is 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Parthenon and 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from Filopappos Hill. Plan your vacation today with XcelTrip!





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