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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Well Preserved Wall surrounding Old Heraklion

This wall is similar to all Venetian Walls in all Mediterranean Cities; it is well preserved; a new set of wider gates were constructed to accommodate the Cars movement between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On the walls of Iraklio, you will find the lonesome tomb of Kazantzakis, usually much less busy that other Cretan monuments. On his grave, a sentence which is summarizing his whole philosophy : I do not hope for anything. I do not fear anything. I am free.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There's some irony that the Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis is evidently becoming recognized by the city as a resource for tourism. I'm very happy we took the trouble to find it. Someday maybe it won't be so hard.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This wall is similar to all Venetian Walls in all Mediterranean Cities; it is well preserved; a new set of wider gates were constructed to accommodate the Cars movement between the old City and the new suburbs. The roads and reconstruction going on at this time of the year around the walls is really annoying. Kazantzakis tomb is very simple... More 

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Iraklion-Crete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

These walls are surounded almost the entic=re city of Iraklion. They are in very good condition and in their various gates places are oftenly prsesented som exhibitions, shows or educational events.

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Not only can you place yourself back in time when Heraklion was a Venetian Fortress(Koules) built in the 13th century. The walls totally surrounding the city out to the Castle like fort at the port. You have the very best view of the city, all it's ancient ruins, beauiful views of the ships coming and leaving the harbor and the... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If yoy know anything about Nikos Kazanzakis and if you have heard about him and read hid masterpieces, then when you will visit his grave (if you will be lucky to fing it), you will feel sorry seeing it what condition his grave is. This is the shame for the Heraklion municipality .... Anyhow, I still admire big Kazanzakis and... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We did not take the hop on/off bus but we walk a lot so we visited two major areas of the walls. They are still quite in tact and add a romantic feature to the city, even some historical drama. They are too spread out to walk in their entirety but worth a visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

...a nice walk trough a Greek neigbourhood. Great view of the city and the surrounding houses. Peace and quiet. A nice place to read a book or enjoy a beer.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A pleasant area but a bit un kept, however, it gives good views of the city and the cathedral. The tomb is located at the roadside not actually on the walls.

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Biel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You have a ggod view over the city and you are in the full Nature. Peaple you find are friendly and like talk with you.

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Address: Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion

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