City Walls

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Iraklio , Greece
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Iraklio burst out of its walls long ago, but these massive fortifications, with seven bastions and four gates, are still very conspicuous, dwarfing the concrete 20th-century structures around them. Venetians built the defences between 1462 and 1562. You can follow the walls around the heart of the city, though it’s not a particularly scenic trip.