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Just beyond the city centre are the impressive Venetian walls. Great views but some paths to access them are overgrown and from the smell used as public toilets. If you cans a clear way up they are worth visiting.
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.
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
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
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