Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, Myrtia

Museum between Heraklion and Hersonissos

This two-story building at the central square of the village, where the great author was born, hosts exhibits that celebrate his work.

The museum of Nikos Kazantzakis was founded in 1983 by George Anemogiannis, at the village Myrtia, the birthplace of Kazantzakis. Nikos Kazantzakis in his will was mentioning that he wanted somebody to create a place where his work would be displayed and people could learn his ideas.

Giorgos Anemogiannis, the founder, demolished the house of his parents and with his money, some donations and some money from the Ministry of Culture built a museum in order to be dedicated to the famous Cretan author. In the museum, apart from the writer, the visitor can also meet the philosopher, the thinker, and the traveler Kazantzakis.

The exhibits are hand scripts of the writer, letters he was exchanging with great philosophers, politicians and novelists of his time, rare first editions of his books, photographs, personal items, such as his pipe, glasses, watch, costumes, and maquettes from theatrical plays of his work. In a specially designed room, everyone can watch a documentary about his life. The shop of the museum sells the books of Kazantzakis that many others from different authors.

About Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, Myrtia

Last updated: 16 Aug 2020

address Myrtia, 701 00, Greece
nearby transportation