In the main square of Myrtia village, 15km south of Heraklion city, Kazantzakis Museum opened in 1983, and it is dedicated to the great Cretan author, intellectual and traveller Nikos Kazantzakis, as the name suggests.
The museum was created by Yiorgos Anemoyiannis, set and costume designer, with the aim of paying tribute to the author's works and views. It is housed in the former residence of the Anemoyianni family, related to Kazantzakis's father, Capetan Michalis, in a renovated, modern building.
In the museum you will have the chance to see the permanent exhibition, dedicated exclusively to Nikos Kazantzakis. Manuscripts and notes, letters, first editions of his works in Greek and other languages, rare photographs, personal effects, portraits and sculptures of the author as well as photos from his travels etc. keep his memory alive.