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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis

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Address: Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Due to his outspoken views, beliefs and lifestyle, for many years he was unwelcome in his own country. His final resting place is a simple, understated affair. In total contrast... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 13 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
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Excellent place.!nice panoramic view of the city with so much history take a lot of beautiful fotos!!! Thank for hospitality!

Thank William E
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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; On his gravestone is written: " I hope nothing, ", I'm not afraid", "I'm free... More 

Thank Manuela L
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Due to his outspoken views, beliefs and lifestyle, for many years he was unwelcome in his own country. His final resting place is a simple, understated affair. In total contrast to his life. Well kept, clean and tidy when we visited, however the view of the city leaves a lot to be desired...

1 Thank mrbox
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

a long walk if you do all of the walls, but worthwhile, views across the city, some very quiet places to sit and people watch, also views into gardens and rest places, and takes you out of the tourist areas.

1 Thank Gary W
Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

When we say Nikos Kazantzakis we think of a symbol of Greece and of Crete especially ; although we would expect that he was an important political figure ,the truth is that Nikos Kazantzakis was a famous writer born in Heraklion before Crete joined Greece and was still under the Othoman rule; he is the author of Zorba the Greek... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Once known as the Castello del Molo, the fortress is now known by its Turkish name Koules. Construction of the city walls began in 1462 and was completed a century later. The walls are over 13 feet in length with several bastions. The fortress known as Koules dominates the entrance of the port. The walls were built by the Venetians... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

On our short visit to Heraklion we knew we wouldn't miss the tomb of Kazantzakis‬. And it was well worth it. Banned from a regular burial by the church he found his final resting place like a royal, in his own garden on the top of the hill.

Thank Noam_Avnery
Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The so called Venetian Walls are more like huge embankments lined with stone. They are up to about 40 Metres are really hard to access. There is no signage and even with a tourist map all I could find was a ring road just inside the wall. I found some nice gates. Eventually I made it up some modern steps,... More 

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