Frangocastello is a small idyllic located village at the south-west coast of Crete-sourrounded by high impressive mountains and the Lybean sea on the other side with it’s white sandy beaches.
Because of its unique location Frangocastello provides wonderfull opportunities for swimming, walking in unspoilt Cretan countryside, visiting historic small churches or climbing and walking in mountains and gorges. Frangocastello belongs to the villageunit Frangocastello-Patsianos-Kallikratis (previous 793m above sealevel).
Frangocastello is named after the venezien castell, which is laying majestic over the rocks. It was built in 1371 as a shelter against piratattacks and further on it served in the struggles against the Turks. So as well on 17. May 1828 as the famous Cretan leader of the resistance tried to defend the castell with his 400 creten man against an armada of 8000 Turks- unfortunately without luck, 338 creten men were died.
Since then we can see around 17. May in the early morninghours the DROSOULITES (soul of the dew) coming out of the foggy sea.