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Nikos Kazantzakis Museum



Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the most well known Modern Greek writer word wide, whose works have been translated in more than thirty languages, was born in Heraklion in 1883 and died in Fry berg in Germany in 1957.  A little further down from his tomb, on top of the Martinego Bastion, in the recently restored and renovated main Gate of Chandax, Jesus’ Gate of the same name Bastion, an exhibition area has been created, dedicated to our writer, an Odyssey – a Modern gateway/ gate, a journey to his life and works.

The exhibition presented here is a new concept and layout of the one that has been organized during the Olympic Games by the Organization ATHENS 2004 in the Basilica of St. Marcus. The material was then ceded to the Municipality of Heraklion in order to be permanently exhibited. The photographic – archival material of the exhibition originates from the Historical Museum of Crete and the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in Myrtia.

Jesus’ Gate of Chandax, an entrance to a first approach and acquaintance with Nikos Kazantzakis and his multifaceted personality, the Martinego bastion, an ideal site for recollection and meditation, next to the tomb of the big thinker…Walk along and stroll around…

Opening hours

The museum is open at the following times:

April – October: Wednesday – Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
November – March: Only on Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm


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  • Telephone: +30 2810 741689
  • Fax: +30 2810 742232
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  • Ticket Price (€): 3
  • Groups Ticket Price (€): 2
  • Student Ticket Price (€): 1




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