The Museum’s permanent exhibition is exclusively dedicated to Nikos Kazantzakis’ work and life.
Since the Museum was founded in 1983, the permanent exhibition has been hosted in the central building of the establishment. In 2009, the Museum underwent a complete refurbishment, which was co-financed by the European Union and the Greek state. The works included refurbishing the building and re-exhibiting its collections based on a new conceptual structure and according to contemporary scientific guidelines and museological methods. The experience in the museum was enhanced with interactive audiovisual exhibits and wireless audio guides.
The new exhibition was inaugurated on the 3rd of July 2010.
At the new permanent exhibition, visitors can see manuscripts, letters, documents, Greek and foreign publications, photos and personal items, theater material, rare audiovisual content, and a variety of artworks depicting the writer. Physical material, combined with digital reproductions, is provided in five thematic rooms:
● Biographical elements (Childhood, Wives, Friends, Personal items)
● The poem "Odyssey" by Kazantzakis
● Friends and influences, Letters, Temporary exhibitions
● Early works, Theater plays, Children's books, "The Saviors of God"
● Novels, Travelogues, Reading stand, Kazantzakis in cinema, Politics, Studies on Kazantzakis
Museum's permanent exhibition is fully accessible for mobility and visually impaired people.
The ticket price includes a 20' documentary about Kazantzakis life and works. The film is available in eleven languages: Greek, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.
For children 8-15 years old:
Educational 20' cartoon film: "Nikos Kazantzakis, A Restless traveler". It's an abstract journey into Nikos Kazantzakis's life and writing through artistic compositions. An animation and dramatized rendering of Kazantzakis's selected moments of his life and dialogues extracted through his various texts. English subtitles are available.