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Venetian walls of HeraklionThe guide was updated:
It was the looming Turkish threat that compelled the Venetians to reinforce the defense of the capital city of the "Regno di Candia" (Kingdom of Crete), using the latest technologies of the time. The fortifications that can be seen today were based on designs made by the Venetian architect Michele Sanmicheli, and they were built somewhere between 1462 and 1560. The main wall was three kilometres long and had four gates and seven bastions. It was surrounded by a large moat which once had additional bastions on the outside.
- Address: Leof. Plastira 25, Heraklion, Crete