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Plakia, Agios Vasileios, Rhithymna,Crete

Koules of Plakias

  
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Koules of Plakias
Location:
On a hill east of the village Plakias of Rethymno, on the south coast of Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Rhithymna
Municipality > Town:
City of Agios Vasileios
• Plakia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 132 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
19th century  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

During the second half of the 19th century, the Turks built a lot of small forts in Crete -the so called “Koules” (pl. kouledes)- in their effort to control the insurgence of the Greek population.

One of them is the Koules of Plakia in the south coast of Rethymno prefecture, on a hill with a fantastic view to the Libyan see.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
Frm Plaias foolow the road to the resort Plakias Hill Villas where you can park the car and follow the path to the top of the hill.
Entrance:
Free entrance


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