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Very nice panorama on city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

"The Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion Crete: Outside the walls of Heraklion, in the tower of Martinengo lies the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, the famous Greek writer whose books have been translated in many foreign languages. Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion in 1883 and in 1911 he left for the United States. Throughout his life he received many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We kind of stumbled across this by choosing multiple city sites and asking our Triposo app to find places to go. You obviously have to climb up the road to get to the top, where it's grassy and open. There is a small gravesite of Kazantzakis, whose contributions to Cretan history we learned about. You can look across the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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