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Venetian City Wall

Heraklion, Greece
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The Venetian City Wall in Heraklion is a historical landmark that showcases the grandeur of the Venetian era. While some visitors have complained about the lack of trees and sitting areas, as well as the dirtiness of the place, others have praised it for its historical significance and breathtaking views. The walls offer a great opportunity for a leisurely walk, especially at sunset, with panoramic views of the city and the sea. Although finding parking can be a challenge, the experience of exploring the old town along the Venetian wall is worth it. There is also a small park near the bus station on the west side of the walls. It is a family-friendly place, ideal for morning runs or leisurely walks, with benches offering a beautiful view of Heraklion city. However, it is advisable to avoid walking in extreme heat, as the sun can be quite intense. While the pathway on the walls is relatively new, some visitors have noted that the lighting could be improved for a safer and more enjoyable experience. Overall, the Venetian City Wall is a fascinating historical site that offers a glimpse into Heraklion's past.
Address:Nikolaou Plastira 25, Iraklio

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01.09.23
Alexandros
The place is awfull, there are no trees, no neat place to sit and it's ultra dirty. There are plenty of open holes, sharp iron bars left all over the place and exposed wires. The locals cannot even manage a historical site. Please stay clear fro.. Read more »
29.07.23
Elie
The walls are a historical landmark in Heraklio that runs through the city. Showing the majestic side of the Venetian era.
30.03.23
Fábio
Great place for a walk on top of the wall that rxtends all the way dow to the sea side!
28.08.22
Nowaco
Great historical buildings of Venetian time. Very spectaculos but almost impossible to find parking
21.08.22
Cato
Lovely walk especially at sunset with views of the city and sea.
19.07.22
Marek
Nice place. One of the other gates to the city of Heraklion. You can find the entrance to the walls, e.g. by GPS 35°20'24.5"N 25°07'22.9"E
20.05.22
Jeffrey
The view is better from down then on the walls itself
05.01.22
Manos
The big walls around Herakleion was made many years ago at the Venetian control time .the walls was the second defence line because in the front was water from sea surrounding the old city,thats why the old name is Handakas witch mean the big trench.. Read more »
02.12.21
POS
Nice place for walking with family or for morning running. Have many benches to sit with beautiful view of Heraklion city. You can walk around almost the entire old town along the Venetian wall. it is not recommended to walk in very hot weather when .. Read more »
30.10.21
S
It’s a bit tricky to find the way to get up there but when you do, the glory of the cement city of Heraklion unravels! We walked for around 30 minutes on the walls and took in some interesting views of this anarchically built city. Although the.. Read more »
19.08.21
Luc
Nice strolling around. Magnificent views. Don't forget this on your trip!
17.08.21
Manolis
Most of the part is in a good condition. A typical sample of venetian fortress that kept ottomans out of the town for approx. 25 years. Not bad at all!!
11.08.21
Sofia
So great.Walking in a modern city and suddenly admiring these beautiful walls.They come back from the Venetian times and remind you of old times.They are all around Heraklio city which means you can meet them in young daily walk.A must see when you v.. Read more »
20.07.21
Antonis
A great walk you can start from freedom square and slowly to go up to the walls and continue to the whole city and finish near the sea and then continue by the sea side the walk.. around 6 km walk with nice views of the city, of the sea..
18.07.21
Valerii
Nice park, good view on the city. A bit dirty.
27.06.21
Κερασία
Amazing place dont miss it, if you have time visit Martinego also!!!
24.05.21
Paul
A lovely walk on top of the walls, with well maintained paths. You can go from here all the way to the sea. Be aware the sea exit & the one just before are closed for construction as of June 2021, or you will have a much longer walk than you pla.. Read more »
21.09.20
Starinos
It's a pretty wall
31.08.20
Vera
It's a great place to go for a walk on top of the old Venetian city walls. It's a great spot to watch the sunset and see the view of the sea and the mountains! There's still room for improvement from the local council in terms of maint.. Read more »
11.08.20
Dim
Amazing architecture, many years ahead of its time
10.07.20
Alexandros
Nice place to take a walk around the Venetian Candia. Spectacular views and a hint of history.
09.10.19
Robert
The walls are a beautiful thing when viewed as part of the city scene. But if you sun to walk them (and not just look at them) they are less attractive – an open space that feels neglected and not really giving ready views of the city. These wa.. Read more »
14.08.18
Ash
We walked the walls from here clockwise around the old town until we hit the sea. Great walk with some amazing views of the surrounding area, almost no one else on the wall at about 9am while it is still relatively cool. It’s really awesome to .. Read more »
04.07.18
Adam
A great piece of history on the outskirts of the city. This was a beautiful place to sit down and watch the sunset

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