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The fortress Koules at Heraclion Crete

  
  
  
  

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The fortress Koules know as Rocca Al Mare located in the Venetian port of Heraklion is part of the fortress complex of the city.


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The fortress Koules at Heraclion Crete was built in 1523-1540 and was then a magnificent fort.

Even today, despite the damage and amputations has suffered from the passage of time and the fury of the waves alone is enough to give in Heraklion and the tone color of the medieval city and the grandeur that was then the "Venice of the East "as characterized by many Heraklion period of Venetian rule.

The fortress Koules at Heraclion is often exploited for theatrical performances and other events during the summer periods.

The Heraklion Venetian Harbour is one of the most picturesque settings in Heraklion, the capital city of Crete.