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Kazantzakis Museum

Myrtia, Crete 70100, Greece
+30 281 074 1689
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Small but really interesting

This is a museum about the life and the huge work of one of the most prominent Greeks of all ages... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Athens, Greece
via mobile
A must see for Kazantzakis readers

Previous reviewers have cited many of the reasons I would cite for making your way to thislittle... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Sacramento, California
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Kazantzakis Museum pays tribute to the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveler Nikos Kazantzakis. The Museum holds manuscripts and notes by the author; samples of his correspondence with major thinkers, politicians and authors of his time; first editions of his works in Greek and other languages; rare photographic material; souvenirs from his travels; personal effects; models, costumes and other material from theatre productions of his works in Greece and abroad; portraits and sculptures of the author; dozens of foreign-language editions of his works from all over the world, all a legacy that brings alive the memory of Nikos Kazatzakis and promotes his work and personality. The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum has quite literally become a site of worldwide intellectual pilgrimage. Every day, visitors arrive from all four corners of the globe, bearing witness to the lasting relevancy of the word expressed by the great Cretan, universal author and thinker.
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Myrtia, Crete 70100, Greece
+30 281 074 1689
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This is a museum about the life and the huge work of one of the most prominent Greeks of all ages. All exhibits are very well placed and explained and the audio guide offered for only 1€ is highly recommended.

Thank Antonis_Papadakis
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Previous reviewers have cited many of the reasons I would cite for making your way to thislittle museum, whether you are a devoted fan or just curious about this remarkable man. I do think that viewing the film and using the audio guide are valuable,...More

Thank hephaistos2
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum is very well designed and the entrance fee is low. It is definitely worth visiting. Myrtia is a picturesque village, one of the nicest on Crete. Absolutely recommended for a visit, especially during the summer festival dedicated to Kazantzakis!!!

Thank 12katerina
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing! Good price to get in and such a cool museum the way it's set out! Easier if you've hired a car not hard to find the place! an amazing man. You need to visit this

Thank Xdebbie
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This time in Crete I wanted to visit the museum of one of my favourite writers and was curious to see how Kazantzakis' life and writing would be presented in this little village of Myrtia, south of Heraklion. I found a most interesting and modern...More

Thank Per Hilding S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Once you visit Crete, this magic spot of the world, try to include among the places to visit MYRTIA, a traditional village 16 km south of Heraklion, that displays characteristic samples of Cretan architecture. The older name of this village was Varvaroi and goes all...More

Thank angel3744
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The museum is exhibiting the life and writing of this great man and writer in an impressive and interesting means. There is even a documentary in various languages. The staff was very kind and helpfull. Very recommended...

Thank Shraga S
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Nikos Kazantzakis is one of the most important writers of Greece. In this well designed museum you can take a taste of his life, experiences and historical influences that made up his character. I think that I understood quite better his works after that visit....More

Thank unknown e
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This was a well designed museum, exhibiting Kazantzakis' whole life in literary. To get most out of our tour we took advantage of the audio guide. For me, one of the most surprising things revealed in the museum was the correspondence between Kazantzakis and Einstein.

Thank Engin E
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Although one would expect to find this museum in Heraklio itself it's actually up in the mountain (about 2 1/2 hr drive) but still in the prefecture of Heraklion. In village of Varvari - birthplace of Kazantzakis, It was the original family home right in...More

Thank 135Eleni
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