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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

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Address: Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Due to his outspoken views, beliefs and lifestyle, for many years he was unwelcome in his own country. His final resting place is a simple, understated affair. In total contrast... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Venetian walls is about 4 km long and you have very nices views over the town and the sea; the wall date of the 15ct. On the hightes point of the wall is Proma Martinengo; The cretian author (writer) Nikkos Kazantziakis is buried here; On his gravestone is written: " I hope nothing, ", I'm not afraid", "I'm free... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Due to his outspoken views, beliefs and lifestyle, for many years he was unwelcome in his own country. His final resting place is a simple, understated affair. In total contrast to his life. Well kept, clean and tidy when we visited, however the view of the city leaves a lot to be desired...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

a long walk if you do all of the walls, but worthwhile, views across the city, some very quiet places to sit and people watch, also views into gardens and rest places, and takes you out of the tourist areas.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

When we say Nikos Kazantzakis we think of a symbol of Greece and of Crete especially ; although we would expect that he was an important political figure ,the truth is that Nikos Kazantzakis was a famous writer born in Heraklion before Crete joined Greece and was still under the Othoman rule; he is the author of Zorba the Greek... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Once known as the Castello del Molo, the fortress is now known by its Turkish name Koules. Construction of the city walls began in 1462 and was completed a century later. The walls are over 13 feet in length with several bastions. The fortress known as Koules dominates the entrance of the port. The walls were built by the Venetians... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

On our short visit to Heraklion we knew we wouldn't miss the tomb of Kazantzakis‬. And it was well worth it. Banned from a regular burial by the church he found his final resting place like a royal, in his own garden on the top of the hill.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The so called Venetian Walls are more like huge embankments lined with stone. They are up to about 40 Metres are really hard to access. There is no signage and even with a tourist map all I could find was a ring road just inside the wall. I found some nice gates. Eventually I made it up some modern steps,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Simple and peaceful location where a symbol as Nikos Kazantzakis deserves to be placed to watch over city

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

we arrived on a cruise ship and decided to walk everywhere, it was a strange place, the site was quite misplaced and I'm not sure if it deserved more or less .. but so understated

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

There is no city in Europe or the East which saves both complete and intact fortification of projects like Heraklion. The grounds of the imposing walls that endured for a quarter century in unimaginably cruel siege of the strongest army in the world, the Turkish without the enemy succeeded its fall, was the latest fortification art of that era. Its... More 

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