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Frangokastello Tours and Activities

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With its sawtooth walls and square crenellated towers at each corner, the well-preserved Venetian castle of Frangokastello is straight from the pages of a medieval fairytale. The Venetians built the castle fort in the 1370s, when their empire ruled the seas and the island of Crete. You can still make out the carving of the winged lion of the Venetian Republic, above the entrance to the castle.

The imposing structure lies on the coastal plain, strategically positioned to ward off pirates and protect the Venetian nobles who called the island home. It was originally called the Castle of St. Nikitas, but eventually took on the name given to it by unhappy locals: Castle of the Franks (as in foreigners). The battlements and buildings within the wall date from the island’s Ottoman occupation.

Nearby, Frangokastello’s beaches are a modern-day draw and the small town offers remote seaside accommodation

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Imbros Gorge Hiking Day Trip Including Traditional Cretan Snack
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Imbros Gorge Hiking Day Trip Including Traditional Cretan Snack

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Embark on an easy 5-mile (8-km) guided hike through the Imbros Gorge on this full-day trekking tour of Crete. Marvel at Crete’s unique topography as you explore the rocky ravine in the shadows of the White Mountains and pass the mountain villages of Vrisses, Askifou and Imbros. After refueling with a typical Cretan lunch (own expense), pay a visit to the 14th-century Venetian castle of Frangokastello, then cool off with a swim in the Libyan Sea.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Georgioupolis Safari Off Road Tours Outdoor Activities Land Rover Defender

Georgioupolis Safari Off Road Tours Outdoor Activities Land Rover Defender

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Escape the tourist trail and spend a day exploring off the beaten track beauty near Georgioupolis. By traveling in a Land Rover, you’ll be able to access off-road sites that you wouldn’t discover otherwise. Visit incredible archaeological sites, traditional villages, and secluded beaches. If you work up an appetite, you won’t have to research where to eat as a delicious lunch in a family tavern is included. The tour will also take you to a winery, an olive oil factory, a castle, and multiple historical sites.
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  • 8 hours
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Should I book Frangokastello tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Frangokastello can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Frangokastello 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Frangokastello costs USD 59.64. Guided Frangokastello tours start around USD 59.64 per person.
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