Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, Heraklion

Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
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Peter H
Redhill, UK586 contributions
Visiting the walls is a must.
Sep 2020
These extensive walls are very impressive. They particularly identify their historic importance to this city. which was subject many incursions by a variety of nations.
Written September 24, 2020
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Zsolt C
67 contributions
Walking xity exploration
Aug 2020
Heraclion is not really a nice city in terms of architecture etc. but you can explore it by walking within a day, it is is interesting, though and not so tiring
Written September 21, 2020
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Hong Q
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland193 contributions
Worth it
Aug 2020
Very interesting place for those who are interested in litterature. The view is very nice from there. Be careful to your steps: some dogs have left some little things in the lawn. There is an epitaph on the tomb, which i could not understand (in greel)
Written August 25, 2020
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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,752 contributions
Good vantage point of the city
Feb 2020
The Venetian walls is still found at quite a number of locations around the city, this one is however at the "star" point of the city with a nice vantage point of the city and towards the Crete sea. There is a ok'ish maintained garden here.
Written February 11, 2020
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bumihills2016
California290 contributions
Some good Views of the city
Sep 2019
Walls were really not much. Long walk on graveled path. The best views are from the Martinego Bastion and the Jesus Bastion. I would start from one of these and go to the other. From these you can see and visit St. Andrew's Church and the Kazan Tzakis Tomb.
Written September 16, 2019
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Kenpasha
Bellingham, WA570 contributions
Locals are still visiting this site and you should too
Jun 2019 • Friends
In addition to Zorba the Greek, this author wrote a ton of other works, most of them translated into English. The last temptation of Christ was also made into a movie with willem da foe, maybe you saw it.
Enjoy the views!
Written June 23, 2019
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Siouxsie54
Solihull, UK326 contributions
Poor... what else can I say?
May 2019 • Couples
With a map and a download off the internet we followed the route as proscribed. The route was dirty, smelled of urine, fouled with dog faeces and spoiled by graffiti. You could not see the walls for tall, half dead weeds. The grave of Kazantsakis and one for his fourth wife are in a pretty enough garden but what would he make of the surrounding area. Even the views of the mountains are not that spectacular from here.
Written May 23, 2019
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,872 contributions
Defensive Walls of Heraklion
Jun 2018 • Solo
The Venetians built a defensive wall around the city. The thick walls are so strong that they are said to have endured a seige lasting 21 years. Defensive bastions at critical points reinforce the walls increasing their defensive power.

The walls are a part of the islands history and worth a visit.
Written May 20, 2019
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AFMG11
Charleston, SC111 contributions
Amazing
May 2019
What a tribute to the ancient civilization in Crete. The walls are very impressive
Love the city there!
Written May 16, 2019
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Lukas K
Vienna, Austria130 contributions
Not much to see and do
May 2019 • Solo
I was there on a beautiful day but nevertheless I did not feel the spirit of the place. Even though it is a famous place it did not impress me much
Written May 3, 2019
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