Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, Heraklion

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 180 reviews on the web
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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  • The real attraction here is not the burial ground, but the views you have on the hill above the town safely. Very nice, the rise of small worth anyway!
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  • We finished by this little pilgrimage after having visited his Museum in Myrtia, very interesting visit.
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  • When we say Nikos Kazantzakis we think of a symbol of Greece and of Crete especially ; although we would expect that he was an important political figure ,the truth is that Nikos Kazantzakis was a fam...  read more »
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