Frangokastello  

Frangokastello - Chania Prefecture (Greece)

FRANGOKASTELLO. Frangokastello is a small village (150 inhabitants), not far from Sfakia (15 km) and 85 kilometers from Chania town, on the south coast of Crete. It is known for its famous castle located here. The castle was originally called the castle of Agios Nikitas, the local villagers later changed the name to "The Castle of the Franks." In 1371 they started building this to protect themselves against sea bandits. During the Turkish occupation, the Greek insurgents used the castle to defend themselvesagainst the Turks.

Frangokastello is ideal for families with children and for people who want a quiet vacation. The beautiful sandy beach and shallow waters are truly amazing. In the vicinity there are several apartments and small hotels, in addition there are several restaurants and tavernas. If you come to Frangokastello, order at a restaurant, the regional specialty "Sfakianes pites" which are a kind of Greek pancakes with honey. On the beach there are sun loungers and parasols for hire. Other attractions in the area are the Holy Monastery of Agios Charalambos, the remains of the Early Christian Basilica of Agios Astratigos (6th century) and the ruins of the church of Archangel Michail (14th century). Near the village Nomikiana, located in a cave opening under a rock, the church of Agia Zoni. Near the village there is the cave Agiasmati Kapsodasos (Eye of the Holy Woman). Every year the feast of Agios Nikitas is celebrated in Frangokastello, on September 15th.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee

Photo Gallery Frangokastello - Photos of Frangokastello

JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 52 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 21 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 13 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 28 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 38 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 06 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 99 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 01 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 46 - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com Frangokastello | Chania Crete | Chania Prefecture 104 - Foto van JustGreece.com

more photos of Frangokastello»


Average temperature Frangokastello
January
11.6°C
February
11.8°C
March
13.2°C
April
16.3°C
May
20.1°C
June
24.5°C
July
26.5°C
August
26.1°C
September
23.3°C
October
19.4°C
November
16.1°C
December
13.1°C

Frangokastello in other languages


Chania Prefecture: Where on the map is Frangokastello located?

The map of Chania Prefecture
© JustGreece.com 2004-2017