Too far to walk, no discription of what we can see, and who was that prson, walls are restaurated and look as just built, no toilet, water, but FREE OF CHARGE....
Located at the highest point in Herkalion, the views are amazing. If you are not a fan of his books, do a little reading before you visit, so that you can appreciate what you are seeing. Outside of town, there is a wonderful museum dedicated to him and the historical museum has a section dedicated to him.
The city's fortifications are a must. They are massive and impressive, they are being maintained (to some extent) and developed as a tourist attraction, and a visit to Heraklion wouldn't be complete without checking out this attraction.
Heraklion is a small city and we were able to walk the perimeter in a day! It's a short climb to the site of Nikos Kazantzakis tomb but you can view the full city from the summit. The municipality has put effort (although not so much into maintenance) of the gardens lining the Venetian Walls.
If you love the work of Kazanzakis it is worth making this pilgrimage. The view from the site is beautiful. Sadly the area was not well maintained the times I've been there so I usually take a couple of plastic bags to pick up the rubbish!
You just cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer scale of the fortifications all along the length of the old city walls. For many visitors, all they might see is the looming Sabbionera bastion which towers over the main bus station but the walls are generally in pretty good condition and some sections have been extensively restored. We followed... More
Gravesite of a simple man who made history with his words. The location is majestic high up on the hills overlooking the city. The Venetian walls are a massive construction and tribute to the anchients who built kilometers of them. It's impossible not to see them when touring Heraklion . I have to agree with other reviewers that the walls... More
Before going to Crete I managed to find the Heraklion municipal web site that shows different events in the area . I discovered the most wonderful event - Puccini's La Boheme in The Kazantzakis museum. Granted it wasn't too clear only that it was on the Sunday when we were there. We spent the Saturday hunting for the Domikadis bookshop... More
Massive walls surrounding old city. I have been to the pyramids and to me, this rivals them. We walked the whole thing which I am guessing is about 3 km.The Greeks could make this a fantastic attraction, but of course it's strewn with garbage and debris and unmarked with no information.
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