Koules Fortress

Koules Fortress

This fortress was built to protect the harbor from outside invaders and was built in the 15th century. Koules means fortress in Turkish, but the Venetians named it Rocca al Mare. The exterior of the fortress has a plaque of the winged lion of St Mark.

  • dates back to 15th century
  • Rocca al Mare
  • to protect the harbour from outside invaders
  • with plaque of St Mark lion
Address
Iraklion 712 02, Greece
Koules Fortress