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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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"great view of the city"
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"his life"
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"final resting place"
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

We kind of stumbled across this by choosing multiple city sites and asking our Triposo app to find places to go. You obviously have to climb up the road to get to the top, where it's grassy and open. There is a small gravesite of...More

Thank JanieHare
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

On the walls of Iraklio, you will find the lonesome tomb of Kazantzakis, usually much less busy that other Cretan monuments. On his grave, a sentence which is summarizing his whole philosophy : I do not hope for anything. I do not fear anything. I...More

3  Thank eisenblood
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

There's some irony that the Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis is evidently becoming recognized by the city as a resource for tourism. I'm very happy we took the trouble to find it. Someday maybe it won't be so hard.

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Reviewed 15 June 2015

This wall is similar to all Venetian Walls in all Mediterranean Cities; it is well preserved; a new set of wider gates were constructed to accommodate the Cars movement between the old City and the new suburbs. The roads and reconstruction going on at this...More

Thank Issa N
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

These walls are surounded almost the entic=re city of Iraklion. They are in very good condition and in their various gates places are oftenly prsesented som exhibitions, shows or educational events.

Thank Maradom2013
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

Not only can you place yourself back in time when Heraklion was a Venetian Fortress(Koules) built in the 13th century. The walls totally surrounding the city out to the Castle like fort at the port. You have the very best view of the city, all...More

Thank travelnmom3
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

If yoy know anything about Nikos Kazanzakis and if you have heard about him and read hid masterpieces, then when you will visit his grave (if you will be lucky to fing it), you will feel sorry seeing it what condition his grave is. This...More

Thank Ivancica S
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

We did not take the hop on/off bus but we walk a lot so we visited two major areas of the walls. They are still quite in tact and add a romantic feature to the city, even some historical drama. They are too spread out...More

Thank Anonymous855
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

...a nice walk trough a Greek neigbourhood. Great view of the city and the surrounding houses. Peace and quiet. A nice place to read a book or enjoy a beer.

1  Thank PeterKristo
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

A pleasant area but a bit un kept, however, it gives good views of the city and the cathedral. The tomb is located at the roadside not actually on the walls.

1  Thank mjs19
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