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Fodele, Malevizi, Herakleion,Crete

Fodele Fortress

or Kastelos of Kefalas  
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Fodele Fortress
Location:
On a hill above the west side of the bay of Fodele near Herakleion, Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Herakleion
Municipality > Town:
City of Malevizi
• Fodele
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 260 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
19th century  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A small fortress of the Ottoman period at the location Kefalas atop a hill west of Fodele.
Its purpose was to control the bay of Fodele. It was built in the 19th century like most of this type of forts in Crete.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
No road to the castle. To visit, some trekking is needed without serious difficulty.
Entrance:
The castle is unguarded and neglected.


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