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Venetian Castle

Chora, Kythira 801 00, Greece
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Great views and history

At the top of the hill in the small town of Chora is the Fortress with amazing views of the harbor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travelin M
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Del Mar, California
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Fabulous Venetion Fortress with stupendous views

Well worth a visit this fabulous Venetian fortress offers stupendous views over the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JayneH305
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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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Chora, Kythira 801 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the top of the hill in the small town of Chora is the Fortress with amazing views of the harbor and Kapsali. It is very picturesque with lots of areas to take photos of the castle and the town/harbor. We were with a small...More

Thank Travelin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit this fabulous Venetian fortress offers stupendous views over the surrounding area. An interesting historical site full of photo opportunities!

Thank JayneH305
Reviewed 10 September 2017

When one arrives at Chora of Kythira and strolls around the "Sokakia" (tiny streets) it is important to walk up to the Venetian Castle. Not only the castle itself is very interesting but the view is outstanding

Thank pankyhydra
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Its at the top of the Chora, overlooking Kapsali and great views of Xitra island. it is preserved quite well but not much to see or do. lovely views and a nice 30 min walk there. Its free. Dont go at night as you wont...More

Thank Paulthegreat86
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

It's found at 200 meters above the level of the sea in the southern parte of the island,It dominates the bay of Kapsali up to the Western Crete. It was building in the 14* century by Venetians.The settlement included militare and ecclesiastical buildings today devastated.You...More

Thank Elisaeclaudio
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The castle is preserved in a great way however they only turn lights on after 10pm which is a real shame as this is a tourist attraction and they should lit it from 8pm during summer peak season.

Thank efal
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Nice old castle with great view of kithira and island hitra. Not many other things to see, however it is clean and well preserved. Some old canons here and there, as well.

Thank Γιαννης Α
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

have been there many times and keep coming back, preferably first thing in the morning when it is cool and empty. Being Kythera there is always a breeze (or a gale). The most spectacular views on the island, with a bird's eye view over the...More

Thank omegendorph
Reviewed 23 November 2016

It's mostly ruins, but still nice, informative and full of history. The view over the port and hills is breathtaking. Certainly the most impressive thing to see on Kythira. Well, after the watermills/waterfalls. :)

1  Thank AleaUn
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A must see when you visit Kythera, stunning views, a real trip into history. Continue with the narrow streets of Hora and take a brake in Hora center, for a coffee!

Thank Rucsandra R
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