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Frangokastello
Frangokastello

Frangokastello

Free admission

The basics

Originally called the Castle of St. Nikitas, this landmark was renamed by locals to Frangokastello ("Castle of the Franks," as in foreigners). Check out the carving of the winged lion of the Venetian Republic that can still be seen above the entrance to the castle. Several tour options in Crete include a visit to Frangokastello, such as off-road safari tours and hiking excursions.

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Georgioupolis Safari Off Road Tours Outdoor Activities Land Rover Defender
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Viator never disappoints! Costas called to our hotel right on time and from the moment we set off he was good humouredly imparting knowledge about beautiful Crete. He took us through the most wonderful rugged mountain countryside. We saw gorges, mountain springs and waterfalls. He pointed out the nesting place of a very rare vulture and indeed the vultures themselves. We tasted wine raki, olive oil. We saw very ancient trees and Roman tombs. We had a fabulous lunch over looking the Libyian sea. Costas has a wonderful voice and loves music--we were treated to Greek songs and tunes. He is a fountain of knowledge and he loves his country! There is so much we could say. We just want to thank you and most of all our fantastic guide Costas.
Gabrielle_B, Nov 2019

Things to know before you go

*Frangokastello is a must-see attraction for history buffs and families seeking educational experiences. *Uneven surfaces and stairs make this landmark largely inaccessible to wheelchairs and strollers. *Bring your bathing suit and after visiting the castle, go down to the nearby beach for a swim. The beach is also a lovely spot for a picnic. *Come prepared with plenty of sunscreen and water.

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How to get there

Frangokastello is located on the southern coast of Crete. The town of Hora Sfakion is approximately 12 kilometers to the west. Most visitors arrive as part of guided tours or via their own rental vehicles.

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When to get there

The most popular time of year to visit Frangokastello is from May through October, with peak season during the summer months. Travelers looking to avoid the crowds and the high temperatures may want to plan a trip during the spring or fall months.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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