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Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.
Castle was built by the Venetians to protect against pirates, and caused a rapid resentment of local residents, because it felt like the building was Catholic and foreign. During construction, it was often destroyed, but finally it was completed. Either because of the dislike of the locals or for some other reasons, inexplicable things began to happen here.
In late May, early in the morning, you can see the unusual phenomenon - drosoulites - from Saint Charalambos church to the fortress of Frangokastello shadows of warriors begin to move, the action lasts for almost 10 minutes.
Frangokastello on the mapLocation: is 12 km from the village of Chora Sfakion and is a simple square castle with turrets.
More places to visit on Crete
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.13
The picturesque small village, that has preserved its authenticity despite the great popularity among tourists, and offers a relaxing stay on their sandy beaches.1
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.20
Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.9
Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.21
The Gorge of Aradena
Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.39
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.44
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.14
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.14
The Leper Island Spinalonga
A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.29
Beautiful place of Crete, where there is unspoilt nature, there are three seas, and the color of the water has several different shades.1
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.22