Museum Nikos Kazantzakis


The Museum Nikos Kazantzakis in Myrtia Heraklion opened on June 27, 1983 by the culture minister Melina Mercouri.

The main lines of action of the museum are (a) the collection exhibits that relate directly to the life of the author (b) reception, information and guided tour of visitors, (c) the organization of events, (d) publications studies and books and (e) the implementation of programs, projects and other cooperation.

The building of the report set out objects which are directly related to the work of Nikos Kazantzakis. Overall exposed 1,102 objects (pictures, manuscripts, works of art, artifacts etc. ) and shall be kept in the warehouse, in the new building, some 60,000 forms archival copy nature.


The objectives of the museum belongs to organize theatrical, musical and other cultural events, as well as event and conference-educational nature. Mentioned characteristics:

 2007, 6 June

History Center Thessaloniki Municipality, Megaro Mpilli

His speech, view documentary film “Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883-1957 “, presentation of the Museum and its activities.

The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in cooperation with the Publishers’ Association Northern Greece and the Pagkritia Brotherhood Macedonia, in the context of ΙΖ΄ Pneumatic May, staged event-gig in Nikos Kazantzakis.

 2007, June 1-17

26 The book festival, beach White Tower, Thessaloniki

Report μεγαλοπανώ (banners) on “Nikos Kazantzakis, the life and work”, report Greek and foreign versions of works of Nikos Kazantzakis and versions of the Foundation “Nikos Kazantzakis Museum”.

The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum participated for the first time in 26 the book festival organised by the Publishers Association Northern Greece.

 2007, May 11

Hotel “Kierion”, Karditsa

Report μεγαλοπανώ (banners) on “Nikos Kazantzakis, the life and work”, view documentary “Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883-1957 “, presentation of the Museum and its activities, speech.

The Club Cretans, to protect N. Karditsa, with organisers the international company Friends Nikos Kazantzakis, Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, the Local Authority of Karditsa and the Municipality of Karditsa – ΔΕΤΑΚ, staged event-gig in Nikos Kazantzakis.

2007, 16 April

Athens Municipality, Technopolis

Report μεγαλοπανώ (banners) on “Nikos Kazantzakis, the life and work”, view documentary “Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883-1957 “.

The Enosis Georgikon Hellenic Yacht Brokers and consultants, with the participation of Museum Nikos Kazantzakis, organised event memory and price in Nikos Kazantzakis.

 2007, 18 March

Municipality of Mosque, the church of Profitis Ilias, Multicentre Youth

Report archival copy material “Nikiforos Fokas”, view documentary “Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883-1957 “.

The Municipality of Mosque, the International Company Friends Nikos Kazantzakis with the participation of Museum Nikos Kazantzakis organised event memory and price in Nikos Kazantzakis.

 2007, 13 March

, Town Hall

Speeches, photo gallery, view documentary “Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883-1957 “.

The 1ST Professional High School Lechenon, municipality Lechenon-Cultural Center and the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum organised event memory and price on universal writer and thinker Nikos Kazantzakis, in the context of events for 50 years from the time of his death.

2006, 10 July

Myrtia, Nikos Kazantzakis Museum,

Event price in Chinese journalist and translator of the work of Nikos Kazantzakis, Sankoui Lee.

The event was organised by the Municipality “Nikos Kazantzakis” and the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, room “C. Anemogiannis” of the Foundation.

2005, November 27

Myrtia, Nikos Kazantzakis Museum,

Commemoration George Anemogianni.

The Foundation commemorating the deceased founder and benefactor of C. A. Anemogianni, set designer-costumer, organised by the τεσσαρακονθήμερο commemoration in conference room in building Administration, which medals named “C. A. Anemogianni”. It has been said documentaries on the life and work of, internal production of the Foundation.

 2005, 9 – 24 June

Thessaloniki Eptapirgio

Report, “The Chronicle of creation. From the novel by Christ Ξανασταυρώνεται Opera Greek Passion”.

The exhibition was organised by the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum on the occasion of the first Greek production of opera Greek Passions, Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu.

Cultural Olympiad, 2001-2004

2004, 8 July – 23 October

Heraklion, Basilica di San Marco,

Report, “Nikos Kazantzakis, an Odyssey”,

In cooperation with the Heraklion Municipality, the company Cretan and Historical Studies and the municipality Kazantzakis.

The aim, through the modern exhibition concept, the presentation of the life and work of writer, with references to philosophical and female students now choose languages of origins, the effects, the impact and the dissemination of the project.

2003, 2 December 2004, 23 January

Athens, Greek Parliament,

Report, “Crete, 90 years after the Union with Greece”.

The museum has been involved with the borrowing material in anniversary report of the Parliament.

2003, 6-7 December

Myrtia, Nikos Kazantzakis Museum,

International Conference, “Nikos Kazantzakis the World”, in collaboration with the International Company Friends Nikos Kazantzakis, the Municipality “Nikos Kazantzakis” and the Center Cretan literature. Under the auspices of the President of the Republic.

For two days prominent university professors, my apologies to, scholars, journalists from five continents gathered in Heraklion and exchanged views on the life, the work and the international popularity of Greek famous litterateur.

2003, 19-20 September

Myrtia, Nikos Kazantzakis Museum,

Anniversaries events for the 20 years of operation the Museum Nikos Kazantzakis.


1. Opening of a new event hall-conference room

2. Photo Exhibition

3. View celebrate

4. Music event

5. Speeches international personalities, designers of the project of N. K.

Κazantzakia 1997, within the framework of the 40th anniversary of the death of the author, were:

1. International Symposium on “Nikos Kazantzakis, Crete and the three continents”.

2. Literary colloquium entitled “approach to the work of Nikos Kazantzakis”.

3. Speeches personalities of art and culture.

4. Nativity play “Captain Michalis”, from the theater group of lawyers Club Heraklion.

5. View the documentary Iros and George Sgouraki for Nikos Kazantzakis.

6. Musical by the Mano Moundaki.

In view of the anniversary of 50 years from the death of Nikos Kazantzakis, the Foundation shall cooperate with institutions to jointly organise or participate in commemorations.


And in the field of publications the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum has done remarkable and varied role, which includes:


1. Previously Unknown letters Kazantzakis – from the young to the mature years of, Athens 1979 (depleted).

2. C. Anemogianni, the time of creation, funny correspondence Kazantzakis – Martinou, Athens 1986 (depleted).

3. Thanasis Papathanasopoulou, Nikos Kazantzakis writes …, previously unknown letters, Athens 1988 (depleted).

4. C. Anemogianni, Nikos Kazantzakis writes … Yani Stavridaki, previously unknown letters, Athens 1995.

5. C. Anemogianni, another Kazantzakis, Athens 1997 (depleted).

6. C. Anemogianni, Nikos Kazantzakis, toward eternity, version II, Athens.

7. C. Anemogianni, Nikos Kazantzakis 1883-1957, illustrated biography, version II, Athens 2001.

8. C. Anemogianni, Nikos Kazantzakis, sketches from Mount Athos, (translated from the French E. I. Anemogianni), Athens 2001.

9. G. Anemogiannis, Nikos Kazantzakis, ein Weg Zur Ewigkeit, 1999.


1. Nikos Kazantzakis, THE life and work

Multi-lingual Audio visual presentation (DVD-Rom) of the life and work of Nikos Kazantzakis.

Production: Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

Created by: Multimedia Laboratory University of Crete

Diligence production: Kyriakos G.A. Papadakis

Directed by: George Papaconstantinou

Scenario: Iulia Pentazou

Texts: Litsa Hatzopoulou

2. George Αnemogiannis, 1916-2005

Visual Presentation (DVD) the founder of the

Museum Nikos Kazantzakis.

Production: Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

Created by: Antonis Philiki Etaireia

3. Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883-1957

Visual Presentation (DVD) the life and work of Nikos Kazantzakis.

Production: Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

Texts: Patroklos Stavros

Care Presentation: George Αnemogiannis

Soundtrack: Iphigenia Eythimiatou

Narrative: Costas Kastanas


The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum here and 2 years is implementing the project “digitalization, promotion and exploitation of cultural Documentation and collections of Museum Nikos Kazantzakis”, under the OPS “Information Society” (Measure 1.3, Call 65). Purpose of the work, such as structured in the five work, are:

• The supply and installation of electronic equipment and networking,

• The digitization of collections and the dissemination of results,

• The scientific documentation of collections,

• The development website (portal) and software support,

• To create educational-entertainment electronic version (DVD-Rom) titled “The Life and work of the Nikos Kazantzakis”.

 With the courtesy of the Foundation “Stavros Νiarxos” the museum has completed the construction of the building administration, with multi-purpose halls, with a view to attracting students and researchers, who will be working at postgraduate or doctoral level on the work of Kazantzakis, making use of the Library, the file type and the archival copy material (manuscripts, texts, photos, letters etc. ) and to produce various events that will satisfy and will promote the purposes of the Foundation.

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