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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
A small fishing village in recent years is gaining more and more popularity due to its clean beaches and the opportunity to observe the life of the Greek fishermen.3
Glyka Nera Beach
Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.12
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.31
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.45
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.40
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.23
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.30
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.23
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
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.14
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