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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I only walked a short way along the walls, but I was very impressed by the magnificent condition of the walls.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a viewpoint on the Akrotiri peninsular. Also here is the gravestone and memorial to the writer Nikos Kazantzakis. The nearby Venetian walls and little church are worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kathinated
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you like the work of Nikos Kazantzakis you should come here. It's simple, but that's what it makes so appropriate.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Reiseerpel
Reviewed 13 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Abelardus
Reviewed 5 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank apostolidougeorgia
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jinty27
Reviewed 12 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ElliHowlett
Reviewed 24 April 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...

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BenAlnew2018
Reviewed 16 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank yiannava
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