The “Nikos Kazantzakis” museum

The Kazantzakis Museum, located in the village of Myrtia, about 30 km from the city of Heraklion, pays homage to the great spirit man, author, philosopher, politician and traveler Nikos Kazantzakis.

In the central square of Nikos Kazantzakis’ village, the Museum’s Exhibition is housed in a space where was located the family home of the Anemogiannis family, a relative of Captain Michalis (the author’s father).

It was founded in 1983, by George Anemogiannis, a costume designer, one of the pioneers of theater in Greece. His main goal was to save the author’s memory and to promote his work and thought. Eleni Samiou-Kazantzakis, the second wife of the author, provided significant help.

The inauguration ceremony of the Museum was held on June 27, 1983, by the Minister of Culture, Melina Mercouri.

Anemogiannis’ effort was supported by the donations of a large number of individuals, who held any direct or indirect record of the author’s life and work. Anna Sikelianou, donated the letters by Nikos Kazantzakis to Angelos Sikelianos, Marika Papaioannou, donated the Nikos Kazantzakis letters to her husband Emilio Hurmouzio, Ruth Gorney-Dunkelblou donated his letters to her mother Leha Levin-Dunkelblum. These are some of the individuals who have deposited evidence of the author’s life and creation in his “spiritual home”.
Thus, more than 50,000 items were collected, which are classified into the following categories:

Letters, Holographs – Autographs, Publications – Articles – Studies, Press Releases, Photos, Audio Documents, Moving Documents, Theatrical Material, Artworks, Personal Objects.

It is a rich, active and open archive that has continuously enriched its collections, with new evidence that has been preserved and highlighted since the foundation of the Museum. The acquisition of this material comes mainly from donations.


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