"The grave of Nikos Kazantzákis (Iraklion)" Heraklion (City) Tip by Balam

  The grave of Nikos Kazantzákis
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  • The grave of Nikos Kazantzákis - Prefecture of Heraklion
      The grave of Nikos Kazantzákis
    by Balam
  • The grave of Nikos Kazantzákis - Prefecture of Heraklion
      The grave of Nikos Kazantzákis
    by Balam
 

Just "Zorba the Greek," and "The Last Temptation of Christ" would be enough to make the Cretan author Kazantzakis (1883-1957) both well known and controversial. But he has written other books that deserve more attention. He narrowly missed winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956 ( it is said by some that the Church just may have had something to do with that.) There are 2 rooms dedicated to him at the History Museum on Crete and a Museum dedicated to him not far from Iraklion.

His grave is on the Martinengo Bastion of the City Walls in Iraklion.

Address: Martinengo Bastion
Directions: If you walk down Odos Evans to the Jesus gate and turn right it's about a 5 minute walk.

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  • Updated Feb 3, 2009
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