Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, Heraklion

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Tour a 16th-century defensive structure and pay your respects to a world-renowned writer at Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis. The walls once protected Candia and boast two well-preserved gates, Chania and Kainouryia, where you can walk outside and around the perimeter. Nikos Kazantzakis, who penned the literary works "Zorba the Greek" and "The Last Temptation of Christ," was excommunicated by the church for his writings and thus denied burial in a cemetery. According to Kazantzakis' will, he was instead interred outside the walls of his hometown in 1947. Take time to walk around the walls, sit in peace, and admire views of surrounding mountains. For Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis and beyond, use our Heraklion trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Heraklion vacation.
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  • Excellent place.!nice panoramic view of the city with so much history take a lot of beautiful fotos!!! Thank for hospitality!  more »
  • The tomb is simple, with large wooden cross! The visit to the grave you can combine with a little walk on the Venetian walls overlooking the town of Heraklion!
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  • הקמת החומנ החלה במאה ה- 15 שופצו והורחבו במהלך המאות ה-16 וה- 17 והקיפו את כל העירואורכה 3 ק"מ.בחומה הוצבו שלוש סוללות תותחים שנתנו לה הגנה מרחבית.נקבעו בה ארבעה שערים:שער המזח,שער בית המצורעים,השער ש...  more »