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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Out of the city, and a nice walk

...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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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LINCOLNSHIRE
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138 reviews 138 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were all churched out by Easter Sunday and decided to wlk the walls to give us an appetite for lunch. We got on at the sea end and walked towards the town. The walls are very wide and therefore not a terrific view of the town but lovely wild flowers on each side of the path. We came off... More 

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cyprus
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46 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice way to get out of busy Heraklion and take a breath of fresh air but sadly the place is deserted and almost unkempt which is quite disconcerting considering the magnitude and importance of this Cretan writer whose works have been translated in tens of languages. A shame really. There isn't even a sign describing is life and works. The... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's free for one. it gives you a good view of the entire old town and also think about just how much work went into building it and keeping out the invaders for so long, nice way to spend a couple of hours. Wouldn't do it in the middle of the day though too hot and not much shelter. No... More 

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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A GREAT WAY TO SEE THE CITY, so walk as far as you can around the walls Make sure you get TO THE GRAVE OF THE BEST EVER Cretan with his wonderful epitaph.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We walked on the venetian walls and by the water a few times during our stay. Great views and so peaceful!

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Swansea
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Walk around the bay until you reach the Natural History Museum. On the way there are some new excavations which appear to be those of a church with graves(?) but , unfortunately, no information.They are next to the sea wall and exhibit some interesting arches, way below the present road level. Opposite thses, walk up the road and there are... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The city map of Heraklion gives three walking routes including this one round the old city walls. We worked out that we could access the route from the 'new gate' which was not too far from our hotel. The route is littered with dog dirt, un-emptied litter bins and other debris and is not well signed although by it's nature... More 

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