Fodele Forts


Kokkinos Pirgos Koules, Fodele
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Fodele area was a very important passage during the Venetian and Turkish Era, which made the occupiers build towers and forts at almost every peak. The Turks wanted to fully control the passage of Fodele and simultaneously monitor the bay (the current beach of Fodele), where the Greek ships often beached for supporting the rebels.

The koules (tower) of Kokkinos Pirgos (Red Tower) is located close to Fodele. It is one of the three seaside Turkish towers built at this position. Although looks close, it is very hard to reach the fort due to dense vegetation and wires (for flocks).

There were several smaller Koules - watchtowers along the peaks Bombias mount, the mount east of the beach.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Rethymnon Prefecture
  • Type: Fortress / Tower
  • Peak Period: Ottoman Era (1669 - 1898)
  • Accessibility: Walking
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