Frangokastello

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  • Frangokastello
    Frangokastello, a general view
  • Frangokastello beach
    The beach of Frangokastello early in the morning
  • Frangokastello the fishing port
    Fishing boats in the small port in Frangokastello. The White Mountains are also visible, covered with clouds. Photo by Paris Gaitanos.
  • Frangokastello boat
    A boat returns from fishing early in the morning and enters the port in Frangokastello.
  • Frangokastello, beer on the beach
    A beer bottle stuck upside-down in the sand betrays the group of friends who enjoyed the beach at Frangokastello last night.
  • Frangokastello lake
    A small lake of rainwater on the beach at Frangokastello. Photo by Paris Gaitanos.
  • Frangokastello castle
    The castle Frangokastello. Photo by Paris Gaitanos.
  • Frangokastello castle
    A different view of the Frangokastello castle.
  • Frangokastello castle
    The Frangokastello castle is a proof of the long history of this area in south-west Crete.
  • Frangokastello tower
    The castle of Frangokastello was built by the Venetians, more to control the locals rather than to offer protection from external enemies and pirates.
  • Frangokastello castle wall
    The locals did not look kindly on the castle and mockingly named it Castle of the Franks (Castello Franco).
  • Frangokastello tower of the castle
    At sunrise the castle is bathed in a scarlet light, bringing to mind the blood spilt here by the 335 brave fighters of Hadzi Michalis Dalianis and the 800 Turkish soldiers who died during the siege of Frangokastello. Photo by Kostas Kouvidis.
  • Frangokastello castle at night
    Frangokastello lit from the outside, shortly before sunrise. Photograph by Kostas Kouvidis.
  • Frangokastello sun rise
    Dawn breaks at Frangokastello and the sun paints the sky and sea red. Photograph by Kostas Kouvidis.
  • Frangokastello ruined building
    Ruined house at Frangokastello, its stone walls reflecting the colours of the sunrise. Photograph by Kostas Kouvidis.
  • Frangokastello belfry
    A church belfry at Frangokastello against the rosy morning sky. Photograph by Kostas Kouvidis.
  • Frangokastello church
    Church in Frangokastello. Photo by Kostas Kouvidis.
  • Frangokastello Agios Charalambos
    The monastery of Agios Charalambos in Frangokastello. Photo by Paris Gaitanos.
  • Frangokastello beach Orthi Ammos
    The Orthi Ammos beach is located 300 metres east of the Frangokastello castle.
  • Frangokastello beach Orthi Ammos
    Orthi Ammos beach is a semicircular sandy beach with crystal-clear water, crowned with flowering oleander trees.
  • Frangokastello beach Orthi Ammos
    Swimming at Orthi Ammos is delightful, especially when a strong north wind is not blowing.
  • Frangokastello sand dune at beach Orthi Ammos
    A sand dune at the Orthi Ammos beach in Frangokastello.
  • Frangokastello blue sea
    The water at Orthi Ammos beach is clear as crystal, in all the shades of turquoise and blue.
  • Frangokastello seabed
    The clear water at Frangokastello reveals every detail of the seabed, inviting visitors to dive in and enjoy the beauty of the Cretan sea.
  • Frangokastello sun rise
    The sun rises above the mountains and one more beautiful day begins in Frangokastello. Photo by Kostas Kouvidis.
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