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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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"great view of the city"
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"his life"
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"peaceful location"
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"final resting place"
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"humbling experience"
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"lovely walk"
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"heraklion city"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kazantzakis is a famous modern local writer. His books are translated in many languages. I happened to read one of them. If you know who he is you will pay a visit...

Thank BenAlnew2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Any Greek speaking person who has ever held a literary Book is bound to have read Kazantzakis. Visiting the tomp of this great man is Homage to his Free spirit and writting.

Thank yiannava
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this from the western end back to the end and it took a couple of hours but was interesting and a good time for exercise. It has been repaired and is in good shape but you get to see a lot of the...More

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nikos Kazantzakis tomp is what you can see on top ...very nice vew to the city center ...the venetian walls are rebuilded and you can say that tou can walk on them somehow with safety ...but dirty

Thank Marios565
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

When you want visit historical city you have to passed these walls. Venetians awared need to defend their city against the Turks built them around all the city. It held the Turk invasion for unexpectedly long time. Lot of strong walls, gates, bastions... on the...More

Thank TomasGozdal
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

The site affords a great view of the city and the Venetian walls. The location of the grave of one of Greece's most famous modern authors speaks to the heart of much that is found in his writings. His distaste for the hypocrisy of and...More

Thank greeklwy
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The tomb itself is interesting and surrounded by a pretty garden. It is unfortunate that this effort to brighten the walls - and there are new pathways down to the town, too - is spoiled by graffiti.

Thank Moira J
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

When you walk around Heraklion city you will ultimately find the Venetian Walls which surround it. They are an interesting construction for their time and it's also curious to see where the city limits ended during Venetian times, comparing with modern day Heraklion city. They...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

A lovely walk, and even more so since we pickked up the brochure on walls and gates of Iraklion, with a lot of explaination and fun facts. Also visiting the jistory museum helped a lot in understanding what we saw. There was a special exhibition...More

Thank seolram
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our walking tour in Heraklion one of the things you can enjoy the Venetian walls and the Tomb go do your walk and enjoy the city and the history of it learn watch and tell .

Thank MontherYASEEN
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