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Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

When you want visit historical city you have to passed these walls. Venetians awared need to defend their city against the Turks built them around all the city. It held the Turk invasion for unexpectedly long time. Lot of strong walls, gates, bastions... on the walls are tombs of cretan (and greece as well) important personalities as were Eleftherios Venizelos and Nikos Kazantzakis. Also Liberty square remembering resistence during world war II. Beautifully preserved, my hats down.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The site affords a great view of the city and the Venetian walls. The location of the grave of one of Greece's most famous modern authors speaks to the heart of much that is found in his writings. His distaste for the hypocrisy of and the hierarchical nature of institutionalized Orthodoxy. His self written epitaph is a philosophical statement. "I have no hope, I have no love, I am free."

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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.

Thank Moira J
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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.

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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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