Krak des Chevaliers

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Krak des Chevaliers is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world.

The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds; as a result it was known as Hisn al Akrad, meaning the "Castle of the Kurds".

In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller.

Since 2006, the castle of Krak des Chevaliers has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


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Comments (136)

Ferlancor Pano Yes on December 5

Excelente toma de este impresionante castillo. Interesante información y bella foto amigo Takis.


Te incluyo en mis lista de fotógrafos favoritos.

Cordiales saludos desde Córdoba.


takis dimitrakakis on December 6

Mi amigo Fernando muchas gracias también por este comentario y L+F.

Saludos cordiales desde Grecia. Takis

Luppo Lui on December 16

Impressive castle!

beautiful captured - well done!


cheers from Budapest

takis dimitrakakis on December 16

Luppo Lui

Thank you for your visit, comment and like.

Friendly greetings from Athens. Takis

Milan Škovran on January 14

Krasny album, Milan from SLOVAKIA.

takis dimitrakakis on January 15

Ďakujem Milan za Vašu návštevu a komentár.

Pozdrav z Grécka. Takis

Bach Quatre on January 15

Excelente foto. Like.

Saludos, Ernesto.

takis dimitrakakis on January 15

Gracias Εrnestο por comentario y like.

Saludos cordiales. Takis

ROSTAMDALILA on February 7

Ahoj, Takis!

Excelentní obraz křižáckého hradu!

Jel jsem okolo roku 1996, ale bylo málo času na prohlídku...

Mnoho srdečných pozdravů z Potštejn zasílá Jarda!


takis dimitrakakis on February 10

Thank you Jarda for your comment and L+F.

Friendly greetings from Athens. Takis

Sensei or SunSay on February 10

○ ♥ Like=64 ♥ ○
Best wishes,
Yuri from Ukraine

takis dimitrakakis on February 11

Hi Yuri

Thank you for your visit, comment and Like.

Greetings from Greece. Takis

Roger Grund on February 15

Excellent record, L&F

takis dimitrakakis on February 17

Thank you Roger for your visit, comment and L+F.

Best regards, Takis.

  1. Bravo pour cette belle vue.
takis dimitrakakis 8 days ago

Merci beaucoup, Fernand.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 24, 2013
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    by takis dimitrakakis
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T5
    • Taken on 2010/10/19 18:25:45
    • Exposure: 0.051s
    • Focal Length: 1.21mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • No flash