In Myrtia, just 15 kilometres from Heraklion, at the place where wine trails meet with the words of Kazantzakis and the gentle Cretan landscape merges with true hospitality, a museum dedicated to the author of Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ has been operational since 1983.

In a venue where light alternates with shade, you will be taken on a fascinating journey into the author’s life, words and thoughts through his letters and diaries, personal effects and mementoes from his travels, rarely seen photographs, scenery models and costumes from productions of his works and rare audiovisual material, as well as artworks inspired by his literary world.

At the end of your tour do not miss the Café and the Museum Shop, where you can choose between books and various items of high aesthetic and unique style, all inspired by the work of the author.


Useful information

  • 20% discount on the admission/entrance fee and
  • 20% discount at the Café and Shop

         The offer applies only to members of the Minoan Lines Bonus Club.


Kazantzakis Museum

Myrtia 70100, Iraklio, Crete, Greece

Τ (+30) 2810 741689 F (+30) 2810 742232

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