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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  • Worth to visit the grave of Nikos kazantzakis and walk a walk to Venetian walls to enjoy the view. But as there though .... Because the municipality should organize the space and Captivate best. Does not deserve such a great writer so uninterested and sloppy!
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  • It's fine to ride walks into walls. With attitude on the golf course to the tomb and Ergotelis kazantzakis you can watch hours of sunset at sea that darkens the town.
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  • A good walk to venetian walls from where you can see Heraklion and also you must visit Nikos Kazantzakis tomb who was a great greek author and poet.  more »