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. To visit Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis on your holiday in Heraklion, and find out what else Heraklion has to offer, use our Heraklion trip planner .
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  • Is your visit in Heraklion to spend little time going up the little reason for the grave of Nikos kazantzakis. Nice and picturesque landscape of which can take photographs with views across the city.
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  • Plan for the largest fortification on the Mediterranean. Great place to take a walk on the walls and see the grave of Nikos kazantzakis.
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  • Nikos Kazantzakis tomp is what you can see on top ...very nice vew to the city center ...the venetian walls are rebuilded and you can say that tou can walk on them somehow with safety ...but dirty  more »

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