Welcome to Myrtia
Myrtia, some 15km southeast of Iraklio, is the ancestral village of Crete’s most famous writer and home to the excellent Nikos Kazantzakis Museum. In a modern building overlooking the kafeneia-flanked central plaza, the aesthetically lit presentation zeroes in on the life, philosophy and accomplishments of Kazantzakis. Watch a short documentary, then nose around personal effects, movie posters, letters, photographs and other paraphernalia. Rooms upstairs present an overview of his most famous works including, of course, Zorba the Greek.