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Kazantzakis Museum

The Kazantzakis' Museum is found at Varvari, 20 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South. The aims of the Museum is to collect all the material concerning the the great Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, whose origin was from Crete, and display it to the visitors so that they know more about him.

The collections comprise various personal items of the author, family souvenirs, as well as all the greek editions of  the works of the author, the most important being the first editions. The visitor can also find manuscripts of the author, translation of his works in more than 50 languages, a rich collection of photos, sculptures and other artwork, the programs of the plays - both in Greece and elsewhere- of the theatrical pieces Kazantzakis wrote, maquettes and parts of scenery.

There is also a special display of  radio and cinema material, as well as of the press concerning activities relative to the author and his work. There is also a video projection of his  biography in 5 languages: greek, english, french, german and dutch.

Access to the Museum is possible by public bus, rented and private car and motorbikes.
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