Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, Heraklion

3.7
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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.
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  • Very interesting place for those who are interested in litterature. The view is very nice from there. Be careful to your steps: some dogs have left some little things in the lawn. There is an epitaph....  more »
  • The Venetian walls is still found at quite a number of locations around the city, this one is however at the "star" point of the city with a nice vantage point of the city and towards the Crete sea...  more »
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