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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Lovely walk on Easter Sunday

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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LINCOLNSHIRE
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had difficulty in keeping track of the walls, unlike York for example, where you can enjoy a good continuous walk. You need to keep checking the map as sections of the walls are missing. The Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis is a humbling experience, again it is not too well signposted and I think more could be done to market... More 

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athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Maybe Nikos Kazantzakis is not well known to many of the tourists who used to visit the Venetians Heraklion fortifications. Try to read one of his books and you we will be so thankful that this great writer enter your world. Its really nice walk next to the walls with final point on the top of them to visit Kazantzakis... More 

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Guildford Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Walking around the Venetian walls that enclose the "old" city gives many fine views. As usual in Greece lots of rubbish about which takes some getting used to.

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