Malevizio Castle, Paleokastro (Crete)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Old Venetian Castle 8 km from the city of Heraklio (Crete, Greece). The triangular fortress of Paliokastro is on a big rock by the sea, 8 km west of Heraklion, on the west side of Heraklion Bay. Today, only a part of the walls remains. The highway of Heraklion - Chania passes behind the fort. An ancient settlement existed at this spot, which was either the acropolis of the ancient town Kytaion or the town Elaia. The castle was built by the Genoans in 1206 but took its final form after the reconstruction by the Venetians in the end of the 16th century. Hence, it is classified as “Venetian”.