Byzantine Fortress (Kiriakoselia)

The Byzantine Fortress in Kiriakoselia, standing on a hill, in a landscape of wild natural beauty, located about 30 km from the center of Chania.

It is believed that the Byzantine fortress was built by a local feudal lord in his attempt to secure his privileges.

Even though not much is left nowadays for the visitor to see, it is still worth to walk up to the top and enjoy the spectacular view.

Within the walls of the Byzantine fortress was built one of the most important Byzantine churches, that of Agios Nicholas. The church dates back to the 11th century and over the years has undergone several changes.

To reach the few remaining walls of the Byzantine Fortress you should follow the path from Agios Nikolaos.

It is also worth visiting the church of Agios Mamas, which is built in a cave.

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