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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The construction of the castle began in 1577 under the Venetians and it was completed together with the town wall in 1588. The Winged Lion of Saint Mark shows up in a number of stone carvings, attesting to the Venetian presence.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located about 10 minutes from cruise Terminal, the new fortress is several 100 years old. Obvious old stone and repairs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vegasrugbyref
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Walked all the way to this fortress and it was closed! It is beautiful on the outside and located across the port which is nice but not worth a visit. Best to go to the Old Fortress.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen A
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The council has decided not to allow visitors due to shortage of supervisory staff. There is a shortcut through a tunnel under the fort that gives some idea of what you're missing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ClogsinFrance
Reviewed 8 September 2018

open till late evening, less stress and people by this time. everything is visible outside. wort to visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PPeti
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Been before. We came again on a coach trip from our hotel. Made our way here straight away as we’d enjoyed it so much last time. Couldn’t believe it was closed. Apparently they can’t get the security staff. What a crime. We went and visited...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnboySheffield
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Fortress looked quite enticing, and I walked all the way up to the entrance only to find a notice saying it was closed to visitors until further notice. If only they had the sense to put the sign at the bottom of the steps!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The new fortress looks amazing on the outside. Unfortunately you can't go inside because of shortage of staff. It seems a shame not such a great building is closed because of staff issues.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DanishGiraffe
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

No notice! No respect to tourists! Is it typical for Greece?! 19 July- CIOSED!!!! The Greeks are friendly, but it is difficult to make them work properly.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ирина Б
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We walked up to the New Fortress to find it closed (I've attached a photo of the notice that's on the gate. This was not a problem for us as we love just strolling around the old town.

Date of experience: June 2018
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31 May 2018|
Response from Eyezer |
Seems to be from 9:00AM to 2:00PM :/
Pamela L
19 January 2017|
Response from Toon S | Reviewed this property |
If you walk up from the side of the new harbour you will reach the main entrance. If you come from the Local Market size there is a tunnel which brings you in thenew fortress close to the main entrance
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26 August 2015|
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Response from WeasB | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we followed the route from the large fountain on the seafront by the old port. It's actually very easy. The only awkward bit is that you don't pay till you get to the top so you feel like you shouldn't be there at... More