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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Venetian Walls by Foot

We walked to the Venetian Walls and Tomb after dinner the first night I got to Crete. Please either wear good walking shoes or take a cab to get close to the area of the walls you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views of Irakleion await you when visiting the tomb of Kazantzakis, it took us about 20 minutes from our hotel and was worth it.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Loved walls around city of Heraklion bit of a walk but worth it plus view The walls generally around the harbor are impressive and if follow them they seem to go for miles

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Thank keithba55
St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

It is nice to walk here and a nice view from here! But other than a view, not really the greatest! If you are into literature, the grave is nice to see to! If you are walking around, take a walk here and enjoy the view!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We walked to the Venetian Walls and Tomb after dinner the first night I got to Crete. Please either wear good walking shoes or take a cab to get close to the area of the walls you wish to see. The walls are a spectacular example of the largest such fortifications in the Mediterranean. They also contain the aqueducts to... More 

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Located on the Venetian walls, the simple tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (author of Zorbas, his magnum opus) is a really awesome place to visit, surrounded by flowers and green grass. "I believe in nothing, I fear nothing, I am free" one of the famous quotes of him...

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Ramallah, null, Palestine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Visiting Kazantzakis tomb to be part of your visit to Heraklion. The national and international Nikos is a landmark of Crete. Nikos simple but symbolic tomb on top of the Venetian wall of continue guarding his beloved city- Heraklion.

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The venetian walls sorround the city and give you a great overview. Not only that, the walk is quite pleasent. The tomb is simple but at the same time deep.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

What to say about this place? it is above all. The landscaping is so beautiful,from the Venetian wall you can see from that point the sea, a small church, a bigger church, some ships on sea. It is surrounded by flowers and oleanders, green grass, it is like in paradise, although have to climb on the street and it is... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We enjoyed having a walk along the top of the walls. The tomb is very basic, but worth a look. We learnt about the tomb on the hop on/hop off bus tour and we were surprised at just how much information about the walls and the tomb our 7 year old took in. Great fun to walk along the walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

If you like short walks you must see this old venetian walls. You can walk against lot of bastion with gates which in past guarded city against ottomans. Very nice view on city is from Nicolas k. tomb very famous createn novelist.

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