Koules Fortress & City Walls
10 Leoforos Nearchou
Koules Fortress & City WallsIráklion is a bustling, modern city, but dig beneath the surface and there are many reminders of the past. The island and city were both under the control of Venice for many years; the Venetian fortress that still overlooks the harbor is inaccessible, but the walls that surround the old town can be explored in many places. While walking around look out for the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek.