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  2. Crete
  3. Heraklion
  4. Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

Heraklion: Nikos Kazantzakis Museum Entry Ticket

Product ID: 279532
Visit the museum of Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek’s most famous author. See manuscripts, letters, photos, personal belongings, and a variety of artworks as you learn about the life and times of Kazantzakis.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour - 1 day
Starting times 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Greek
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about the life and work of one of the most prominent European authors, Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Explore physical objects and digital reproductions in 5 thematic rooms
  • Watch a 19-minute AV presentation on Nikos Kazantzakis’ life and work, available in 11 languages
Full description
Reach the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum by car or taxi, located only 16 km south of Heraklion. Begin exploring the exhibits which will teach you about the life and the work of one of the most important modern writers in Greece and Europe, Nikos Kazantzakis.

See manuscripts and notes by the author, samples of his correspondence with major thinkers, politicians, and authors of his time. Marvel at the first editions of his works in Greek and other languages, alongside rare photographic material, and souvenirs from his travels. Admire his personal effects, models, costumes and other material from theatre productions of his works in Greece and abroad as well as portraits and sculptures of the author and dozens of foreign-language editions of his works from all over the world.

The museum brings alive the memory of Nikos Kazatzakis and promotes his work and personality. Since its opening, the museum has organized many national and international conferences, special music, theatrical events and exhibitions in Crete and abroad - all dedicated to Nikos Kazantzakis life, work and influence on and by the contemporary and modern intelligentsia.

Upgrade your tour to include a 1-hour guided tour with an expert guide who will tell you the story of the famous author's life.
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Transport to the Museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, Myrtia 701 00, Greece

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Video recording
Know before you go
• You need approximately 1 hour to explore the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum.
• Last admission times: 4:30 PM (April to October), or 2:30 PM (November to March).
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• You may rent an audio guide at the reception for €1 in your choice of 3 languages (Greek, English, German)
• The Museum is reachable by car or taxi in 25 minutes from Heraklion (located in village Myrtia, 16 km southeast of Heraklion)
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Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

Product ID: 279532