10 Castles

Although the Minoans didn’t build castles, the Romans, Venetians, and Ottomans made up for it. Being in such an important trading and maritime location in the Mediterranean, Crete has had more than its fair share of piracy and invasion, the best protection being to build more and more castles. And often in incredibly beautiful surroundings.

Rethymno

Frangokastello

Spinalonga

Chania

Heraklion

Kastel Selinou – Paleochora

Venetian Acropolis – Paleokastro

(anc. city Polyrinia)

Aptera

Da Molini – Alikianos

Siteia

Finikas, Loutro

Not quite castles, there are many fortifications left over from the German occupation in WW2.