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Ways to Experience Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
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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.

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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 Heraklion. His tomb is fairly simple with his immortal epigram; "I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free." Personally it is a slightly humbling experience. Worth visiting.

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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.'

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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.

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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 " ; So the cretian like and have the wish to be free.

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