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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 033 0484
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“great man” (3 reviews)
“nice walk” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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+30 281 033 0484
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When in Crete a visit to Heraklion is nice. The Venetian Walls and fortress are nice to visit, but the musea (archeological, historical and that of Kazantzakis) are in my view more interesting. Worth while to see.

Thank Abelardus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can't see the whole place if you don't walk it - prefer a late afternoon time to visit and explore the whole place.

1  Thank Apostolidou G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recommend walking the whole length of the Venetian walls. It's about 2 1/2 miles so choose a cooler time of day, take lots of water and wear sensible shoes as the path is very gravelly. The tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis is a lovely spot...More

Thank Jinty27
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Walls are a really nice walk around the city and you get great views across the old part of the city from the top. Great photo ops. The tomb itself is lovely, its very secluded with benches for a rest stop. Sadly there's no real...More

Thank Elli H
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Kazantzakis is a famous modern local writer. His books are translated in many languages. I happened to read one of them. If you know who he is you will pay a visit...

Thank BenAlnew2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Any Greek speaking person who has ever held a literary Book is bound to have read Kazantzakis. Visiting the tomp of this great man is Homage to his Free spirit and writting.

Thank yiannava
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We walked this from the western end back to the end and it took a couple of hours but was interesting and a good time for exercise. It has been repaired and is in good shape but you get to see a lot of the...More

1  Thank Nick W
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Nikos Kazantzakis tomp is what you can see on top ...very nice vew to the city center ...the venetian walls are rebuilded and you can say that tou can walk on them somehow with safety ...but dirty

Thank Marios565
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

When you want visit historical city you have to passed these walls. Venetians awared need to defend their city against the Turks built them around all the city. It held the Turk invasion for unexpectedly long time. Lot of strong walls, gates, bastions... on the...More

Thank TomasGozdal
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

The site affords a great view of the city and the Venetian walls. The location of the grave of one of Greece's most famous modern authors speaks to the heart of much that is found in his writings. His distaste for the hypocrisy of and...More

Thank greeklwy
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