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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #13 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

An interesting addition to our Knossos and Museum tour, but probably not too interesting otherwise unless you happen to be staying right in Heraklion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We finished off our excursion to Palace of Knossoss, Heraklion and the Archaeological Museum at this very simple, but moving site. It is set on a hill overlooking the busy town of Heraklion......seemed a million miles away......worth a visit.

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Central Romania, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The place is very nice and relaxing but very windy.You can stay there and look at the port , sea boats. you can take very nice pictures there

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The location shown on the map here is not where Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis actually is. The tomb locates at the most southern remain of the Venetian wall, near soccer stadium. Search "The Grave of Kazantakis" on google map on your smartphone. It is up stairs from the stadium and can be quiet at times, so better to have company... More

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amoudara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You can have a long walk on the venetian wall of Heraklion. For people who are interested in the literature, well then you must visit the thomb of Nikos Kazantzakis. One of the best writers of Crete. It's a must to read some of his books to understand the Cretan way of life and the culture of this people.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Venitian walls are located close to everything in Heraklion and you cannot miss them: the bus stop is not far and the Natural History museum and Historical museum are located some 5min walk away. Plus you do not have to pay for anything.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You cannot miss these ancient walls when you visit Crete’s capital Heraklion. Take a walk around the ramparts and admire the views of the city and the docks. Combine this with a visit to the Museum of History.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Well, the walls are huge and the views splendid of city and sea. It is worth the walk and bit of a short climb to reach the walkway around the city. The grave is another thing altogether: it is simple, understated and hardly represents a tribute to a favorite son and great author. Near his grave and a respectful, orthodox... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The walls are certainly impressive and make a nice evening walk. There are Greek / English boards giving information about each bastion. Kazantzaki's grave is simple and unmarked, just his famous quote 'I don't hope anything, I don't fear anything, I am free' to tell you which of the two graves is his. Nothing special, probably interesting only if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visitors of Heraklion have the chance to see the Venetian walls, the landmark between the old city of Heraklion and the suburbs. Great structure and interesting design for the defence of Candia. On the Venetian walls is also the tomb of the famous Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis. The bastion "Martinengo" was his choice, so he could see eternally his hometown.... More

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