In the Northeast corner of the Prefecture of Chania, about 65 km from Chania city, we find Frangokastelo. It was built by the Venetians in the 14th century. In 1828, during the uprising of the Cretans against the Ottoman oppressors on the island, 5000 Turkish soldiers slaughtered 600 Cretan warriors who had taken refuge in the castle. Since then, according to legend, on the anniversary of the slaughter, the ghosts of the slain warriors (Drosoulites) rise from the adjacent graveyard, armed as they were then and form a procession that passes through the castle and ends at the sea. The beach is very clean, with a lovely covering of sand and shallow waters. What is really special is that while swimming you enjoy the view of the castle.

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Rea Resort Hotel in
Chania, Crete, Greece

Stavros, Akrotiri, Chania
Tel:  +30 28210 39001-4
Fax: +30 28210 97504

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