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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The tomb itself is interesting and surrounded by a pretty garden. It is unfortunate that this effort to brighten the walls - and there are new pathways down to the town, too - is spoiled by graffiti.

Thank Moira J
Reviewed 2 October 2017

When you walk around Heraklion city you will ultimately find the Venetian Walls which surround it. They are an interesting construction for their time and it's also curious to see where the city limits ended during Venetian times, comparing with modern day Heraklion city. They...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A lovely walk, and even more so since we pickked up the brochure on walls and gates of Iraklion, with a lot of explaination and fun facts. Also visiting the jistory museum helped a lot in understanding what we saw. There was a special exhibition...More

Thank seolram
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our walking tour in Heraklion one of the things you can enjoy the Venetian walls and the Tomb go do your walk and enjoy the city and the history of it learn watch and tell .

Thank MontherYASEEN
Reviewed 23 June 2017

It is interesting, it is fairly easy to find but not really a great place to visit. The tomb is on top of the old bastion on city walls but it overlooks a horrible new 'cultural centre' and there is much graffitti in the area....More

Thank Lbp121
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Amazing to visit the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba the Greek. Outside the city walls and a bit of a trek from the centre of the city but well worth it. Great views of the city from here.

Thank a e
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Because he was excommunicated by the Greek Orthodox church, Nikos Kazantzakis was buried in the city wall of Heraklion. It is about a 20 minute walk from the harbour. The location of his tomb is atop the city wall and provides great views of the...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It was a very short visit to pay tribute to the greatest author of Crete. The inscription on his grave depicts his philosophy 'I am a free man.'

Thank polygnosi
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A good walk to venetian walls from where you can see Heraklion and also you must visit Nikos Kazantzakis tomb who was a great greek author and poet.

Thank ioannisg672
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Venetian walls is about 4 km long and you have very nices views over the town and the sea; the wall date of the 15ct. On the hightes point of the wall is Proma Martinengo; The cretian author (writer) Nikkos Kazantziakis is buried here;...More

Thank Manuela L
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