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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  • Amazing to visit the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba the Greek. Outside the city walls and a bit of a trek from the centre of the city but well worth it. Great views of the city from he...  more »
  • Because he was excommunicated by the Greek Orthodox church, Nikos Kazantzakis was buried in the city wall of Heraklion. It is about a 20 minute walk from the harbour. The location of his tomb is atop ...  more »
  • for the lovers of literature. the tomb of one of the greatest greek writers. As it write on it. i dont fear of anything . i dont have any hope. I am FREE .  more »