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“Especially nice after a visit to the history museum”

Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
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Ranked #17 of 91 things to do in Heraklion
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

A lovely walk, and even more so since we pickked up the brochure on walls and gates of Iraklion, with a lot of explaination and fun facts. Also visiting the jistory museum helped a lot in understanding what we saw. There was a special exhibition on Nikos Kazantzakis, which made the walk up to his tomb wirth while! Also: nice views onf the city

Thank seolram
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"great view of the city"
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"his life"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful location"
in 2 reviews
"final resting place"
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"humbling experience"
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"lovely walk"
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"short visit"
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"greek orthodox church"
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"heraklion city"
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"bastion"
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"writer"
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"cretan"
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"zorbas"
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"writings"
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"philosophy"
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"crete"
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"venetians"
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our walking tour in Heraklion one of the things you can enjoy the Venetian walls and the Tomb go do your walk and enjoy the city and the history of it learn watch and tell .

Thank MontherYASEEN
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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.

Thank Lbp121
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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.

Thank smrgeog
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