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Fortress Kalés in the harbour of Ierapetra in the southeast of Crete. The Venetians built the fortress at the start of the Venetian Age of Crete in the 13th century to protect the harbour of one of the oldest cities of Crete. In 1647, the Ottomans occupied the town and the fortress. The name Kalés stems from this period, since it is derived from the Turkish word “kale”, which means castle/fortress.
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Fortress Kalés in the harbour of Ierapetra in the southeast of Crete. The Venetians built the fortress at the start of the Venetian Age of Crete in the 13th century to protect the harbour of one of the oldest cities of Crete. In 1647, the Ottomans occupied the town and the fortress. The name Kalés stems from this period, since it is derived from the Turkish word “kale”, which means castle/fortress. . . . #ierapetra  #crete 🇬🇷 #adoregreece  #greece 🇬🇷 #allincrete  #explorecrete  #castellidelmondo  #castles_oftheworld  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #manor_n_castle  #loves_united_greece  #loves_greece  #loves_united_castle  #castlesofinstagram  #crete  #cretegreece  #greece  #venetianfortress  #fortress  #total_medieval  #total_monuments  #medievalworld  #ig_monumentalworld  #addicted_to_facades  #fever_old_stones  #superb_travelpics  #super_greece  #total_greece  #medievalfortress  #welovecrete 
Photo series of Elafonissi Beach, in the southwest of Crete, known for its pink sand and considered one of the 25 best beaches in the world. And to me it was certainly the best one in Crete. In the beginning it is certainly pretty busy, but if you walk a bit further, there is hardly anybody or nobody. It is an island which is sort of divided into several lagoons. As can be seen in the photos there are parts were you have a “private beach” and tranquil “swimming pool” to yourself. As the gulfs are broken by the rocks and the island itself breaks the wind, the left part (on the picture) of the beach island is very swimmers friendly. The location is pretty remote though. It is very close to bigger places as Kountouras or Paleochora in the south, but from there Elafonissi is only accessible via a tough dirt road. The alternative is lengthy detour. Nevertheless, the destination made the dirt road worth it.
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Photo series of Elafonissi Beach, in the southwest of Crete, known for its pink sand and considered one of the 25 best beaches in the world. And to me it was certainly the best one in Crete. In the beginning it is certainly pretty busy, but if you walk a bit further, there is hardly anybody or nobody. It is an island which is sort of divided into several lagoons. As can be seen in the photos there are parts were you have a “private beach” and tranquil “swimming pool” to yourself. As the gulfs are broken by the rocks and the island itself breaks the wind, the left part (on the picture) of the beach island is very swimmers friendly. The location is pretty remote though. It is very close to bigger places as Kountouras or Paleochora in the south, but from there Elafonissi is only accessible via a tough dirt road. The alternative is lengthy detour. Nevertheless, the destination made the dirt road worth it. . . . #elafonissos  #elafonissibeach  #elafonissi  #elafonisi  #elafonisibeach  #bestbeach  #top25beachesintheworld  #bestbeaches  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #creteisland  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #pinksand  #pinksandbeach  #whitesand  #whitesandbeach  #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #explorecrete  #discovercrete  #beach  #cretebeach  #lighthouse  #bluelagoon  #lagoon  #europestyle_greece  #best .europe.photos #welovecrete 
The Venetian Lighthouse and Harbour of Chaniá. Around 1600, the Venetians constructed a lighthouse in the port of Chaniá. It was built on a natural rock and functioned as open flame torch. The Venetian Lighthouse, regarded as the trademark of the city, is 21 metres high and has a focal height of 26 metres from the sea surface. The light covers a distance of 10 kilometres.
On the 4th picture remains of the northwest corner of Castello Vecchio is visible. This is part of ghe older Byzantine Walls of Chaniá, inside the harbour area.
On the 5th picture is the “Neoria”, the dockyards, where the ships could be maintained during the Venetian occupation. The were constructed around 1600 as well.
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The Venetian Lighthouse and Harbour of Chaniá. Around 1600, the Venetians constructed a lighthouse in the port of Chaniá. It was built on a natural rock and functioned as open flame torch. The Venetian Lighthouse, regarded as the trademark of the city, is 21 metres high and has a focal height of 26 metres from the sea surface. The light covers a distance of 10 kilometres. On the 4th picture remains of the northwest corner of Castello Vecchio is visible. This is part of ghe older Byzantine Walls of Chaniá, inside the harbour area. On the 5th picture is the “Neoria”, the dockyards, where the ships could be maintained during the Venetian occupation. The were constructed around 1600 as well. . . . #venetianlighthouse  #chania  #venetianharbour  #adoregreece  #discovercrete  #allincrete  #crete  #cretegreece  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #ig_monumentalworld  #monumental_world  #total_monuments  #lighthouse_world  #lighthouse_lovers  #lighthouses  #neoria  #castellovecchio  #byzantinewallschania  #byzantinewalls  #lighthouses_windmills_gs  #crete 🇬🇷 #greece 🇬🇷 #greece  #welovecrete  #fever_old_stones  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #chaniaport  #chaniaportoveneziano 
Photo series of Chania’s Venetian walls. On the 1st picture the Bastion of San Salvatore, part of the Venetian fortifications of Chania (Crete, Greece). Around 1536-1538, the Republic of Venice started to built fortifications in the cities of Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno as the expanding Ottoman Empire became a major threat for the Venetians in the early 16th century. A large part of the old city of Chania is still surrounded by these Venetian Walls which were completed in 1568. In 1630, Chania was armed with 319 cannons, more than 30,000 cannonballs and more than 200,000 kg of  gunpowder. Nevertheless, it did not prevent the Ottomans from taking in the city in 1645, which lasted until November 1898.
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Photo series of Chania’s Venetian walls. On the 1st picture the Bastion of San Salvatore, part of the Venetian fortifications of Chania (Crete, Greece). Around 1536-1538, the Republic of Venice started to built fortifications in the cities of Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno as the expanding Ottoman Empire became a major threat for the Venetians in the early 16th century. A large part of the old city of Chania is still surrounded by these Venetian Walls which were completed in 1568. In 1630, Chania was armed with 319 cannons, more than 30,000 cannonballs and more than 200,000 kg of gunpowder. Nevertheless, it did not prevent the Ottomans from taking in the city in 1645, which lasted until November 1898. . . . #venetianwalls  #venetianfortress  #unescovenetianfortresses  #chania  #chaniacrete  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #cretegreece  #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #fortification  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #discovercrete  #discovergreece  #exploregreece  #citywalls  #sansalvatorebastion  #bastion  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #igersgreece  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #fever_old_stones  #castellidelmondo  #welovecrete 
The “Firka” Fortress on the northwest side of the old Venetian port of Chaniá. The fortress was constructed in 1629 to protect the Venetian harbour entrance, between the fortress and the lighthouse, from raiders. The name “Firka” is Turkish and means “barracks”. A chain from “Firka” to the lighthouse blocked the entrance to the port in case of intrusion. On the corner watchtower, during an official ceremony, the Greek flag of the Unification of Crete was raised on December 1, 1913.
The red building on the left, the entrance of the fortress, is now the Maritime Museum of Chaniá.
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#firka #firkafortress #chania #chaniacrete #crete #crete🇬🇷 #greece #greece🇬🇷 #allincrete #adoregreece #exploregreece #explorecrete #discovergreece #discovercrete #fortress #fortification #castellidelmondo #castles_oftheworld #castlesofinstagram #manor_n_castle #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #monumental_world #ig_monumentalworld #ig_discoveries #venetianfortress #unescovenetianfortresses #fever_old_stones #addicted_to_facades #total_monuments
The “Firka” Fortress on the northwest side of the old Venetian port of Chaniá. The fortress was constructed in 1629 to protect the Venetian harbour entrance, between the fortress and the lighthouse, from raiders. The name “Firka” is Turkish and means “barracks”. A chain from “Firka” to the lighthouse blocked the entrance to the port in case of intrusion. On the corner watchtower, during an official ceremony, the Greek flag of the Unification of Crete was raised on December 1, 1913. The red building on the left, the entrance of the fortress, is now the Maritime Museum of Chaniá. . . . #firka  #firkafortress  #chania  #chaniacrete  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #allincrete  #adoregreece  #exploregreece  #explorecrete  #discovergreece  #discovercrete  #fortress  #fortification  #castellidelmondo  #castles_oftheworld  #castlesofinstagram  #manor_n_castle  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #ig_discoveries  #venetianfortress  #unescovenetianfortresses  #fever_old_stones  #addicted_to_facades  #total_monuments 
Windmills in the mountain town of Káto Pinés on the mountain road from Elounta to Neapoli in the east of Crete (Greece). The windmills in Greece and basically everywhere have a different style than the ones in northern Europe, making use of mountable sails.
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See #windmill_marceltravelphotography .
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Windmills in the mountain town of Káto Pinés on the mountain road from Elounta to Neapoli in the east of Crete (Greece). The windmills in Greece and basically everywhere have a different style than the ones in northern Europe, making use of mountable sails. . See #windmill_marceltravelphotography  . . . . #windmill  #windmills  #windmolen  #windmolens  #greekwindmill  #windmillsofgreece  #global_windmills  #lighthouses_windmills_gs  #super_greece  #crete 🇬🇷 #creteisland  #total_greece  #crete  #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #explorecrete  #exploregreece  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #katopines  #discovercrete  #discovergreece  #ig_windmills  #ig_discoveries  #addicted_to_facades  #fever_old_stones  #total_monuments 
Close-up of the remnants of the castle fortress of Gramvousa on Imeri Gramvousa in the far northwest of Crete (Greece). The outer walls of the castle fortress are still intact. Observing the Gramvousa fortress from Balos it shows it was a difficult construction job to built it on a 137-metre rock top, just on the edges. The castle fortress was built in 1579-1584 by the Venetians, housing 3,000 men, to defend Crete from the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. Eventually, Gramvousa was surrendered to the Ottomans in 1691 as the Venetian commander (Napolitan Captain de la Giocca) was bribed and continued to live generously in Constantinople. Cretian Fighters captured the fortress in 1825. To make a living, the insurgents became active in piracy, leading to the “renaming” of Gramvousa to “Pirate Island”.
The fortress still contains a church, one of the few remaining buildings inside the fortress, which was called “Panagia i Kleftrina” dedicated to the wives of the pirates. In Greece the were named “klephts”. Nowadays, kleptocracy and kleptomania are well-known terms, al stemming from the Greek word of “to steal”.
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#gramvousa #imerigramvousa #gramvousafortress #kastrogramvoussas #kastrogramvousa #castle🏰 #castleruins #castle_photogroup #castlesofinstagram #castles_oftheworld #castellidelmondo #manor_n_castle #loves_united_castle #loves_greece #loves_united_greece #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #ig_discoveries #world_heritages_ #addicted_to_facades #monumental_world #ig_monumentalworld #total_monuments #total_greece #venetianfortress #fortress #superb_travelpics #crete #allincrete #adoregreece #fever_old_stones
Close-up of the remnants of the castle fortress of Gramvousa on Imeri Gramvousa in the far northwest of Crete (Greece). The outer walls of the castle fortress are still intact. Observing the Gramvousa fortress from Balos it shows it was a difficult construction job to built it on a 137-metre rock top, just on the edges. The castle fortress was built in 1579-1584 by the Venetians, housing 3,000 men, to defend Crete from the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. Eventually, Gramvousa was surrendered to the Ottomans in 1691 as the Venetian commander (Napolitan Captain de la Giocca) was bribed and continued to live generously in Constantinople. Cretian Fighters captured the fortress in 1825. To make a living, the insurgents became active in piracy, leading to the “renaming” of Gramvousa to “Pirate Island”. The fortress still contains a church, one of the few remaining buildings inside the fortress, which was called “Panagia i Kleftrina” dedicated to the wives of the pirates. In Greece the were named “klephts”. Nowadays, kleptocracy and kleptomania are well-known terms, al stemming from the Greek word of “to steal”. . . . #gramvousa  #imerigramvousa  #gramvousafortress  #kastrogramvoussas  #kastrogramvousa  #castle 🏰 #castleruins  #castle_photogroup  #castlesofinstagram  #castles_oftheworld  #castellidelmondo  #manor_n_castle  #loves_united_castle  #loves_greece  #loves_united_greece  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #addicted_to_facades  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #total_monuments  #total_greece  #venetianfortress  #fortress  #superb_travelpics  #crete  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #fever_old_stones 
The rock islands “Imeri Gramvousa” (in front) and “Agria Gramvousa (in the back) amid the clear blue water as seen from “Tigani Balos”, the island connected to Crete via Balos Beach/Lagoon. It is a considerable walk downhill to Balos Beach and continuing onto the top of Tigani Balos (and back) over a rocky path (and mostly no path at all).
The highest part of Imeri Gramvousa contains a 450-year old Venetian fortress.
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The rock islands “Imeri Gramvousa” (in front) and “Agria Gramvousa (in the back) amid the clear blue water as seen from “Tigani Balos”, the island connected to Crete via Balos Beach/Lagoon. It is a considerable walk downhill to Balos Beach and continuing onto the top of Tigani Balos (and back) over a rocky path (and mostly no path at all). The highest part of Imeri Gramvousa contains a 450-year old Venetian fortress. . . . #imerigramvousa  #agriagramvousa  #kastrogramvoussas  #kastrogramvousa  #venetianfortress  #fortress  #hilltopfortress  #unescovenetianfortresses  #crete  #cretegreece  #crete 🇬🇷 #creteisland  #allincrete  #adorecrete  #adoregreece  #greekislands  #greekisland  #greece 🇬🇷 #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #castellidelmondo  #castlesofinstagram  #castles_oftheworld  #total_greece  #europestyle_greece  #super_greece  #discovergreece  #exploregreece  #visitgreece  #visitcrete 
The Venetian fortress “Castello a Mare” (or “Koùles” in Greek) in the Venetian port of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete (Greece). The Republic of Venice, the sovereign state and maritime republic that existed for 1100 years (697-1797), built the Castello between 1523-1540. By 1630 the fortress had 18 cannons on the ground floor and 25 on the pathway just below the roof. Heraklion, called Candia by the Venetians, was entirely fortified. However, by 1644 the Ottomans began to attack Crete. Candia was confronted with a 21-year siege and eventually fell in 1669. The fortress is now a museum revealing its 500-year history.
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The Venetian fortress “Castello a Mare” (or “Koùles” in Greek) in the Venetian port of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete (Greece). The Republic of Venice, the sovereign state and maritime republic that existed for 1100 years (697-1797), built the Castello between 1523-1540. By 1630 the fortress had 18 cannons on the ground floor and 25 on the pathway just below the roof. Heraklion, called Candia by the Venetians, was entirely fortified. However, by 1644 the Ottomans began to attack Crete. Candia was confronted with a 21-year siege and eventually fell in 1669. The fortress is now a museum revealing its 500-year history. . . . #castelloamare  #koules  #koulesfortress  #candia  #heraklion  #crete  #greece  #super_greece  #exploregreece  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #castellidelmondo  #castles_oftheworld  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #castlesofinstagram  #manor_n_castle  #loves_united_castle  #loves_united_greece  #loves_greece  #total_greece  #monumental_world  #igersgreece  #ig_discoveries  #ig_monumentalworld  #total_monuments  #addicted_to_facades  #world_heritages_  #venetianfortress  #fever_old_stones  #discoverheraklion 
View from the shore of Plaka onto the island fortress of Spinalonga in Crete (Greece). The sea water is so clear blue in Greece that a filter isn’t needed. The Venetians built this island fortress between 1579-1586. In 1715, it was the last remaining stronghold of the Venetians to fall into the hands of the Ottomans. It was also the last refuge of the Ottomans, before the last ones left Crete in 1903. Between 1903-1957 the island was used as a leper colony. Nowadays it is uninhabited and a popular tourist destination.
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View from the shore of Plaka onto the island fortress of Spinalonga in Crete (Greece). The sea water is so clear blue in Greece that a filter isn’t needed. The Venetians built this island fortress between 1579-1586. In 1715, it was the last remaining stronghold of the Venetians to fall into the hands of the Ottomans. It was also the last refuge of the Ottomans, before the last ones left Crete in 1903. Between 1903-1957 the island was used as a leper colony. Nowadays it is uninhabited and a popular tourist destination. . . . #spinalonga  #spinalongaisland  #fortress  #islandfortress  #castellidelmondo  #castles_oftheworld  #castlesofinstagram  #castle_photogroup  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #manor_n_castle  #loves_greece  #loves_united_castle  #loves_united_greece  #exploregreece  #explorecrete  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #venetianfortress  #ig_discoveries  #ig_monumentalworld  #igersgreece  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  #europestyle_greece  #fiftyshades_of_history  #world_heritages_  #superb_travelpics  #traveller_stories 
On picture 1-3 the façade and hall of the Venetian Loggia in Heraklion (Crete, Greece), built in the 17th century. The location used to be called Piazza dei Signori (Square of the Administrative Authorities), now it is located along the car free 25 August Street (the street name refers to the day in 1898 of the massacre of many Cretans in this area by the Ottomans, and eventually led to the declaration of a Cretan State as a prelude to the unification with Greece in 1913). During the Venetian Period, the Loggia functioned as a club for the nobility to gather and relax. Now it houses part of the town hall of Heraklion.
On picture 4-5 is the Morosini Fountain (or Liondaria) on Lion’s Square, built in 1629 under the care of Francesco Morosini, General Proveditor of Crete during the Venetian Period.
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On picture 1-3 the façade and hall of the Venetian Loggia in Heraklion (Crete, Greece), built in the 17th century. The location used to be called Piazza dei Signori (Square of the Administrative Authorities), now it is located along the car free 25 August Street (the street name refers to the day in 1898 of the massacre of many Cretans in this area by the Ottomans, and eventually led to the declaration of a Cretan State as a prelude to the unification with Greece in 1913). During the Venetian Period, the Loggia functioned as a club for the nobility to gather and relax. Now it houses part of the town hall of Heraklion. On picture 4-5 is the Morosini Fountain (or Liondaria) on Lion’s Square, built in 1629 under the care of Francesco Morosini, General Proveditor of Crete during the Venetian Period. . . . #venetianloggia  #venetianloggiaheraklion  #morosinifountain  #heraklion  #heraklioncrete  #crete  #cretegreece  #crete 🇬🇷 #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #allincrete  #explorecrete  #architecturephoto  #architecturephotography  #ig_discoveries  #ig_monumentalworld  #world_heritages_  #discovergreece  #fever_old_stones  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  #addicted_to_facades  #europestyle_greece  #venetian  #venetianperiod  #fiftyshades_of_history  #adoregreece  #adorecrete  #lionssquare  #venetianarchitecture 
The little island of Souda, which means “narrow pass”, used to guard the entrance of the gulf of Souda and access to Chania (Crete, Greece). The first fortress on the islet was constructed in the 14th century. In 1573, the Venetians enlarged and improved the fortress, which basically occupied the entire surface of the islet. Later when the Ottomans invaded Crete (starting 1645), the fortification proved to be one of the most enduring of Greece. The islet remained in Venetian hands until September 27, 1715, when the Venetians had to surrender after a long siege of 72 days. The Ottomans kept the fortress until 1898 when they departed Crete. After that the Greek Navy got supervision over the islet.
On the picture is the south part of the fortress. The islet is now covered with trees, which were only planted in 1966, as before there was no plantation at all. As can be seen in the back, the area is still used by the Greek Navy.
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#souda #soudabay #soudaisland #soudafortress #fortress #coastalfortress #chania #chaniacrete #allincrete #crete #crete🇬🇷 #greece #greece🇬🇷 #discovergreece #exploregreece #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #adoregreece #ig_discoveries #world_heritages_ #fever_old_stones #castellidelmondo #ig_monumentalworld #monumental_world #total_monuments #medievalfortress #total_medieval #medievalworld #fiftyshades_of_history
The little island of Souda, which means “narrow pass”, used to guard the entrance of the gulf of Souda and access to Chania (Crete, Greece). The first fortress on the islet was constructed in the 14th century. In 1573, the Venetians enlarged and improved the fortress, which basically occupied the entire surface of the islet. Later when the Ottomans invaded Crete (starting 1645), the fortification proved to be one of the most enduring of Greece. The islet remained in Venetian hands until September 27, 1715, when the Venetians had to surrender after a long siege of 72 days. The Ottomans kept the fortress until 1898 when they departed Crete. After that the Greek Navy got supervision over the islet. On the picture is the south part of the fortress. The islet is now covered with trees, which were only planted in 1966, as before there was no plantation at all. As can be seen in the back, the area is still used by the Greek Navy. . . . #souda  #soudabay  #soudaisland  #soudafortress  #fortress  #coastalfortress  #chania  #chaniacrete  #allincrete  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #discovergreece  #exploregreece  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #adoregreece  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #fever_old_stones  #castellidelmondo  #ig_monumentalworld  #monumental_world  #total_monuments  #medievalfortress  #total_medieval  #medievalworld  #fiftyshades_of_history 
Izzedin Fortress as seen from the hilltop of Aptera, where Aptera Fortress is located. The fortresses are located on the south shore of Souda Bay, west of the city of Chania (Crete, Greece). On the left corner the tip of Souda island is visible, which houses a fortress as well.
Izzedin Fortress was established in 1872 by Rauf Pasha, who was the Ottoman governor of Crete. After Crete became independent from the Ottoman Empire, the fortress served as a prison from 1898-1950. After that the Hellenic Navy received jurisdiction. Currently, it is a protected landmark where cultural events are organized.
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#izzedinfortress #fortress #izzedin #souda #soudabay #crete #crete🇬🇷 #creteisland #cretegreece #greece #greece🇬🇷 #explorecrete #discovergreece #ilovegreece #monumental_world #ig_monumentalworld #ig_discoveries #igersgreece #total_monuments #world_heritages_ #superb_travelpics #fiftyshades_of_history #traveller_stories #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #allincrete #adoregreece
Izzedin Fortress as seen from the hilltop of Aptera, where Aptera Fortress is located. The fortresses are located on the south shore of Souda Bay, west of the city of Chania (Crete, Greece). On the left corner the tip of Souda island is visible, which houses a fortress as well. Izzedin Fortress was established in 1872 by Rauf Pasha, who was the Ottoman governor of Crete. After Crete became independent from the Ottoman Empire, the fortress served as a prison from 1898-1950. After that the Hellenic Navy received jurisdiction. Currently, it is a protected landmark where cultural events are organized. . . . #izzedinfortress  #fortress  #izzedin  #souda  #soudabay  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #creteisland  #cretegreece  #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #explorecrete  #discovergreece  #ilovegreece  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #ig_discoveries  #igersgreece  #total_monuments  #world_heritages_  #superb_travelpics  #fiftyshades_of_history  #traveller_stories  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #allincrete  #adoregreece 
Aptera Fortress during “golden hour”. The hilltop fortress in Aptera, 12 kilometres east of Chania (Crete, Greece), was built on a hill overlooking the Bay of Souda, between 1866-1869, during the Ottoman Period, close to the remnants of an old Roman settlement, called Ancient Aptera.
Pasha Hussein Avni built Aptera Fortress after the Cretan Revolution to support Izzadin Fortress, which is located a bit lower, in controlling the strategically important Bay of Souda. Nowadays, there is still a naval harbour on the opposite side of the bay.
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#apterafortress #aptera #chania #crete #greece #exploregreece #castle🏰 #castleruins #castelli_in #castellidelmondo #castle_photogroup #castlesofinstagram #castles_oftheworld #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #manor_n_castle #loves_united_greece #loves_greece #ottomanfortress #koules #koulesfortress #discovergreece #ilovegreece #ig_discoveries #ig_monumentalworld #total_monuments #monumental_world ##super_greece #superb_travelpics #allincrete #adoregreece
Aptera Fortress during “golden hour”. The hilltop fortress in Aptera, 12 kilometres east of Chania (Crete, Greece), was built on a hill overlooking the Bay of Souda, between 1866-1869, during the Ottoman Period, close to the remnants of an old Roman settlement, called Ancient Aptera. Pasha Hussein Avni built Aptera Fortress after the Cretan Revolution to support Izzadin Fortress, which is located a bit lower, in controlling the strategically important Bay of Souda. Nowadays, there is still a naval harbour on the opposite side of the bay. . . . #apterafortress  #aptera  #chania  #crete  #greece  #exploregreece  #castle 🏰 #castleruins  #castelli_in  #castellidelmondo  #castle_photogroup  #castlesofinstagram  #castles_oftheworld  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #manor_n_castle  #loves_united_greece  #loves_greece  #ottomanfortress  #koules  #koulesfortress  #discovergreece  #ilovegreece  #ig_discoveries  #ig_monumentalworld  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  ##super_greece  #superb_travelpics  #allincrete  #adoregreece 
Impressions of Hóra Sfakíon in the southwest of Crete (Greece): The memorial commemorating the evacuation of ANZAC and British forces in May 1941 during the fierce Battle of Crete and the hilltop castle ruin of which very little is left, but it offers a beautiful view of the cosy bay of Hóra Sfakíon, also known as Sfakia.
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#chorasfakion #horasfakion #sfakia #crete #crete🇬🇷 #greece #greece🇬🇷 #castleruins #castleruin #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #exploregreece #discovergreece #ilovegreece #world_heritages_ #ig_discoveries #battleofcrete #anzac #anzacmemorial #anzacmonument #allincrete #adoregreece
Impressions of Hóra Sfakíon in the southwest of Crete (Greece): The memorial commemorating the evacuation of ANZAC and British forces in May 1941 during the fierce Battle of Crete and the hilltop castle ruin of which very little is left, but it offers a beautiful view of the cosy bay of Hóra Sfakíon, also known as Sfakia. . . . . #chorasfakion  #horasfakion  #sfakia  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #castleruins  #castleruin  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #exploregreece  #discovergreece  #ilovegreece  #world_heritages_  #ig_discoveries  #battleofcrete  #anzac  #anzacmemorial  #anzacmonument  #allincrete  #adoregreece 
Frangokastello photo series of Venetian fortress Castelfranco at the south shore of Crete in Greece. The fortress, located just in front of the beach, was built in 1371-1374 by the Venetians, who occupied Crete at that time. The Venetians built the fortress to protect the island from the pirates and the frequently rebelling local inhabitants. The southwest tower, here on the left, is the biggest of all 4 towers and protected the main gate and consisted the last position of defense. The Venetian name of the fortress was St. Nikitas.
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#fragkokastello #frangkokastello #castelfranco #venetianfortress #castle🏰 #castelli_in #castellidelmondo #castles_oftheworld #castle_photogroup #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #castlesofinstagram #manor_n_castle #loves_united_castle #loves_united_greece #loves_greece #medievalcastle #medievalworld #total_medieval #total_monuments #ig_monumentalworld #ig_discoveries #monumental_world #explorecrete #discovergreece #fever_old_stones #world_heritages_ #superb_travelpics #addicted_to_facades #allincrete #adoregreece
Frangokastello photo series of Venetian fortress Castelfranco at the south shore of Crete in Greece. The fortress, located just in front of the beach, was built in 1371-1374 by the Venetians, who occupied Crete at that time. The Venetians built the fortress to protect the island from the pirates and the frequently rebelling local inhabitants. The southwest tower, here on the left, is the biggest of all 4 towers and protected the main gate and consisted the last position of defense. The Venetian name of the fortress was St. Nikitas. . . . #fragkokastello  #frangkokastello  #castelfranco  #venetianfortress  #castle 🏰 #castelli_in  #castellidelmondo  #castles_oftheworld  #castle_photogroup  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #castlesofinstagram  #manor_n_castle  #loves_united_castle  #loves_united_greece  #loves_greece  #medievalcastle  #medievalworld  #total_medieval  #total_monuments  #ig_monumentalworld  #ig_discoveries  #monumental_world  #explorecrete  #discovergreece  #fever_old_stones  #world_heritages_  #superb_travelpics  #addicted_to_facades  #allincrete  #adoregreece 
The Fortezza Of Rethymno in Crete (Greece) is a citadel built on a peninsula in the city of Rethymno by the Venetians in the early 16th century and subsequently captured by the Ottomans in 1646 during the Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War. After that the Ottomans converted the Cathedral of St. Nicolas into the Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, which is the building with the dome in the middle. The citadel is still in good condition and can be visited.
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#rethymno #fortezzaofrethymno #citadel #crete #explorecrete #castle🏰 #castelli_in #castellidelmondo #castle_photogroup #castles_oftheworld #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #manor_n_castle #loves_greece #loves_united_greece #super_greece #total_greece #total_monuments #igersgreece #ig_discoveries #ig_monumentalworld #monumental_world #traveller_stories #superb_travelpics #world_heritages_ #fever_old_stones #peninsula #citywalls #fortezza #allincrete #adoregreece
The Fortezza Of Rethymno in Crete (Greece) is a citadel built on a peninsula in the city of Rethymno by the Venetians in the early 16th century and subsequently captured by the Ottomans in 1646 during the Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War. After that the Ottomans converted the Cathedral of St. Nicolas into the Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim, which is the building with the dome in the middle. The citadel is still in good condition and can be visited. . . . #rethymno  #fortezzaofrethymno  #citadel  #crete  #explorecrete  #castle 🏰 #castelli_in  #castellidelmondo  #castle_photogroup  #castles_oftheworld  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #manor_n_castle  #loves_greece  #loves_united_greece  #super_greece  #total_greece  #total_monuments  #igersgreece  #ig_discoveries  #ig_monumentalworld  #monumental_world  #traveller_stories  #superb_travelpics  #world_heritages_  #fever_old_stones  #peninsula  #citywalls  #fortezza  #allincrete  #adoregreece 
Windmill “Westbroek” in Oud-Zuilen is a polder windmill built in 1753. It is the neigbour of windmill “Buitenweg”. Between both windmills a special water lock is located, partly visible on the left, which dates from the 17th century. This water lock enabled ship traffic between the river Vecht and the polders behind it.
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See also #windmill_marceltravelphotography .
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#molenwestbroek #oudzuilen #instagramutrecht #instagramnederland #reflection_shotz #reflectiongram #reflection #windmolen #windmills #windmillsofholland #windmillsofinstagram #nederlandsemolens #dutchwindmill #igersholland #ig_windmills #ig_discoveries #watchandlikeholland #lighthouses_windmills_gs #bestofnetherlands #mooistefotovannederland #super_holland #wonderful_holland #global_windmills #loves_netherlands #loves_united_netherlands #superb_travelpics #ig_monumentalworld #total_monuments #monumental_world
Windmill “Westbroek” in Oud-Zuilen is a polder windmill built in 1753. It is the neigbour of windmill “Buitenweg”. Between both windmills a special water lock is located, partly visible on the left, which dates from the 17th century. This water lock enabled ship traffic between the river Vecht and the polders behind it. . See also #windmill_marceltravelphotography  . . . #molenwestbroek  #oudzuilen  #instagramutrecht  #instagramnederland  #reflection_shotz  #reflectiongram  #reflection  #windmolen  #windmills  #windmillsofholland  #windmillsofinstagram  #nederlandsemolens  #dutchwindmill  #igersholland  #ig_windmills  #ig_discoveries  #watchandlikeholland  #lighthouses_windmills_gs  #bestofnetherlands  #mooistefotovannederland  #super_holland  #wonderful_holland  #global_windmills  #loves_netherlands  #loves_united_netherlands  #superb_travelpics  #ig_monumentalworld  #total_monuments  #monumental_world