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“Great views of Heraklion from the walls”

Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
Ranked #18 of 80 things to do in Heraklion
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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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“Great views of Heraklion from the walls”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

I was hoping to walk the complete route from one side of the city to the other via the walls, but after walking for an hour the route was interrupted by major restoration works on the walls at Jesus Gate so was only able to take in two-thirds of the length, nevertheless it was a pleasant walk and the views of the city were well worth the effort.

Although I have not previously heard of Kazantzakis the tomb itself was well maintained and the gardens at the tomb area were very pretty, with lovely views of the city from the tomb gardens.

It is free to walk the city walls and I would certainly recommend walking part of these fortifications if spending any time in Heraklion. Hopefully from the photos you can see that it is worth the effort.

Visited November 2013
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“Scenic but limited”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Limited as the fort and tomb etc were closed when we visited and scaffolding was up! the walk around the walls is pleasant, though.

Visited September 2013
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moscow
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“far”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Too far to walk, no discription of what we can see, and who was that prson, walls are restaurated and look as just built, no toilet, water, but FREE OF CHARGE....

Visited August 2013
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Bethesda, Md
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“Kazantzakis Tomb - Inspiring!”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Located at the highest point in Herkalion, the views are amazing. If you are not a fan of his books, do a little reading before you visit, so that you can appreciate what you are seeing. Outside of town, there is a wonderful museum dedicated to him and the historical museum has a section dedicated to him.

Visited October 2013
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Acre, Israel
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“The fortifications are massive and impressive”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

The city's fortifications are a must. They are massive and impressive, they are being maintained (to some extent) and developed as a tourist attraction, and a visit to Heraklion wouldn't be complete without checking out this attraction.

Visited September 2013
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