Castle of Ierapetra in Crete
Lasithi Sights & Monuments - The Castle of Ierapetra in Crete is a historic Venetian fortress situated in the northern area of Ierapetra harbour. According to legend, Enrico Pescatore, a brilliant pirate, constructed the initial castle in 1212. It was finally mentioned in Venetian records in 1307. Francesco Morozini renovated the ancient castle in 1626, serving as the headquarters for both the Venetian and Turkish administrations and garrison. The castle features two entrances, one on the north side at Town Hall Square and the other on the west side at the mosque square. The wall on the exterior is encompassed by a water-filled moat called hendeki by the locals. The walls of Ierapetra underwent restoration in 1823 and 1829. Discover the rich history of the Castle of Ierapetra in Crete on your next adventure.
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