Rocca a Mare Fortress

Heraklion, Greece
4.6 / 9
Rocca a Mare Fortress
Rocca a Mare Fortress
Rocca a Mare Fortress
Rocca a Mare Fortress
Phone:+30 281 024 3559
Hours:monday: 08:00–20:00 tuesday: Closed wednesday: 08:00–20:00 thursday: 08:00–20:00 friday: 08:00–20:00 saturday: 08:00–20:00 sunday: 08:00–20:00


I love the history and the view of the city + sea, however I found a lot of basic info to be lacking. There were plenty of text blurbs all over inside detailing historical battles and found shipwrecks, but I couldn't find any info on how the fortress.. Read more »


Very impressive middle age fort. Still strong and maintained. Definitely must visit in Heraklio. You can walk the narrow wave barrier hundreds of meters into the sea to get a nice views back to the city and main port.


Only 2 € (cash only) and considering how much time we spend here well worth it. Gives a lot of information about the history of Heraklion and the various occupations over the years. Also great view of the sea and surrounding area!


Fortress presented as museum. Personally, more liked protecting marina wall than fortress. It is amazing to walk over wall with 3 meters waves on one side and perfectly still water on the other. Still, it is something worth to see when visiting Herak.. Read more »


Really nice, the walkway all along the ocean, about a 25 minute walk to the very end one way. There are benches along the way, places to get water, and old style bathrooms with no toilet just hole in the floor for if you have to go that bad


This is an awesome place. The entry fee is either 2 euros during high season or 1 during low which is a bargain, and kids are free. The building itself is fantastic and the various exhibits are well described in English and Greek. The views from the .. Read more »


Great fortress, very nicely preserved, from the top you can see beautiful views of the sea and the city. Lots of steps to climb, so watch you step. Nice and cool inside, they even have video presentation on the history of the fortress. I would recom.. Read more »


Nice Venetian fortress front of heraklion small old port. Flag for city pictures, does a nice complex with the city culture and huge history. It's a must visit.


Really interesting place. We don’t see very often a castle’s inside. Although some doors are closed you won’t be disappointed with the visit. The sight from the first floor is really great. You can feel the strength of the wind pushing you throughout.. Read more »


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