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Drosoulites or “dew shadows” is a ghostly human-like of human-like dark figures that occurs on the anniversary of the battle between Turkish forces and Greek patriots. The phenomena usually last for just a few minutes early in the morning with a calm sea. Some claim that this might be a mirage from Northern Africa. However many eyewitnesses reported seeing the apparitions from different angles around the Frangokastello.
Furthermore, they report hearing noises and sounds of people crying and metal rattling. These images seem so real and close that in 1890 the Turks abandoned their posts when they saw what they assumed was an approaching Greek army. During World War II then German paratroopers landed on the island they encountered this ghostly force and even open fire on the approaching ghostly soldiers. There are still debated on the exact nature of the haunting, but locals believe in it and regard it as souls of warriors who died for the freedom of their country.
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the castle was built by the Venetians in 1371-74 as a garrison to impose order on the rebellious Sfakia region, to deter pirates, and to protect Venetian nobles and their properties.
Today Frangokastello is a small seaside village with some houses and quite a few rooms for rent. Holiday accommodation is sprinkled over the flat plain around the castle. Sheltered and gently sloping sandy beach. Frangokastello is located in Hora Sfakia region, south-west Crete. Driving distance approximately 13 km from Hora Sfakia.