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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

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Address: Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Beautiful walk along the top of the walls, interesting to learn the history of the Venetian defence of Heraklion, which withstood a 27 year siege. The tomb of Nikos Kaszantzakis... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were touched by how simple and serene this place is. His wife is buried a few feet away. The views are amazing, if you look to the mountains you can see the "face of Zeus" in the distant!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Beautiful walk along the top of the walls, interesting to learn the history of the Venetian defence of Heraklion, which withstood a 27 year siege. The tomb of Nikos Kaszantzakis is an interesting stop and worth a visit- also a great view of the city from up here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Venetian Wall of Heraklion, with their four gates and seven bastions. The tomb of world-renowned writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, inscribed with the epitaph “ I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free”, is located at the Bastion of Martinengo.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

local people call heraklion the ugliest city on the island, maybe the are right. a nice place early evening for the sunset are the walls. some parts you can walk on top along and relax. footpath ok, some need to be adjust. don't pass from the market road up, better from one of the side doors along one of the... More 

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Lulea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This site is a bit off the tourist track but worth the short walk. Enjoy the view of the city and harbour, pay homage to the ĝreat author and follow the original city walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Beautiful views of Irakleion await you when visiting the tomb of Kazantzakis, it took us about 20 minutes from our hotel and was worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Loved walls around city of Heraklion bit of a walk but worth it plus view The walls generally around the harbor are impressive and if follow them they seem to go for miles

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

It is nice to walk here and a nice view from here! But other than a view, not really the greatest! If you are into literature, the grave is nice to see to! If you are walking around, take a walk here and enjoy the view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We walked to the Venetian Walls and Tomb after dinner the first night I got to Crete. Please either wear good walking shoes or take a cab to get close to the area of the walls you wish to see. The walls are a spectacular example of the largest such fortifications in the Mediterranean. They also contain the aqueducts to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Located on the Venetian walls, the simple tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (author of Zorbas, his magnum opus) is a really awesome place to visit, surrounded by flowers and green grass. "I believe in nothing, I fear nothing, I am free" one of the famous quotes of him...

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