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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
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Ranked #18 of 100 things to do in Heraklion
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The tomb itself is interesting and surrounded by a pretty garden. It is unfortunate that this effort to brighten the walls - and there are new pathways down to the town, too - is spoiled by graffiti.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

When you walk around Heraklion city you will ultimately find the Venetian Walls which surround it. They are an interesting construction for their time and it's also curious to see where the city limits ended during Venetian times, comparing with modern day Heraklion city.

They are quite pretty at night (see pics) though large sections are graffiti covered or located in areas where there are abandoned buildings, graffiti and questionable characters around.

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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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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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 .

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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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