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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  • We did this tour October 25, 2016. For the overview of Heraklion. On the way we discover the important Venetian bulwark. Attention at first glance there are hours to access the site.
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  • The Venetian walls is about 4 km long and you have very nices views over the town and the sea; the wall date of the 15ct. On the hightes point of the wall is Proma Martinengo; The cretian author (writ...  more »
  • When get, will be rewarded a magnificent view. Honestly, I'm not impressed with the content, in Crete there are more impressive place.
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