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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
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Ranked #17 of 90 things to do in Heraklion
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

It is interesting, it is fairly easy to find but not really a great place to visit. The tomb is on top of the old bastion on city walls but it overlooks a horrible new 'cultural centre' and there is much graffitti in the area.
Glad we saw it but wouldn't go again.

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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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"humbling experience"
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"heraklion city"
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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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