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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

It is nice to walk here and a nice view from here! But other than a view, not really the greatest! If you are into literature, the grave is nice to see to! If you are walking around, take a walk here and enjoy the...More

Thank princecharming37
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We walked to the Venetian Walls and Tomb after dinner the first night I got to Crete. Please either wear good walking shoes or take a cab to get close to the area of the walls you wish to see. The walls are a spectacular...More

1  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Located on the Venetian walls, the simple tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (author of Zorbas, his magnum opus) is a really awesome place to visit, surrounded by flowers and green grass. "I believe in nothing, I fear nothing, I am free" one of the famous quotes...More

Thank edmanikas
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Visiting Kazantzakis tomb to be part of your visit to Heraklion. The national and international Nikos is a landmark of Crete. Nikos simple but symbolic tomb on top of the Venetian wall of continue guarding his beloved city- Heraklion.

Thank Bashar K
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The venetian walls sorround the city and give you a great overview. Not only that, the walk is quite pleasent. The tomb is simple but at the same time deep.

Thank renato-sma
Reviewed 1 September 2015

What to say about this place? it is above all. The landscaping is so beautiful,from the Venetian wall you can see from that point the sea, a small church, a bigger church, some ships on sea. It is surrounded by flowers and oleanders, green grass,...More

1  Thank balintlum
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We enjoyed having a walk along the top of the walls. The tomb is very basic, but worth a look. We learnt about the tomb on the hop on/hop off bus tour and we were surprised at just how much information about the walls and...More

Thank binzo27
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

If you like short walks you must see this old venetian walls. You can walk against lot of bastion with gates which in past guarded city against ottomans. Very nice view on city is from Nicolas k. tomb very famous createn novelist.

Thank adooo1904
Reviewed 12 August 2015

"The Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion Crete: Outside the walls of Heraklion, in the tower of Martinengo lies the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, the famous Greek writer whose books have been translated in many foreign languages. Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion in 1883...More

2  Thank Pavlina B
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

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