Koules Venetian Fortress
Church of Agios Titos
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Koules Venetian Fortress information
Iraklio’s main landmark is this squat and square 16th-century fortress, which was called Rocca al Mare under the Venetians. It helped keep the Turks out for 21 years and later became a Turkish prison for Cretan rebels. Three walls sport marble reliefs of Venice’s symbol: the winged Lion of St Mark. It was closed for renovation at the time of research.