The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is a tribute to the great author’s life and work

During your stay in Crete don’t miss to visit one of the few literature museums in Greece, exclusively dedicated to the life and work of the great Cretan writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis.

The Museum is made up of a cluster of buildings in the central square of the historical village of Varvari, now known as Myrtia. The Museum Exhibition is housed on a site formerly occupied by the home of the Anemoyiannis family, which was related to Nikos Kazantzakis’ father, Kapetan Michalis.

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, etc.

The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum has quite literally become a site of worldwide intellectual pilgrimage. Every day, visitors arrive from all four corners of the earth, bearing witness to the lasting relevancy of the great Cretan author and thinker’s work.

How to get to Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in Heraklion Region