Myrtia village

  • Myrtia traditional houses
  • The streets in Myrtia
Distance 16 km. from Heraklion

A small traditional Cretan village that displays characteristic samples of Cretan architecture. The older name of this village was Varvaroi and goes all the way back to the Venetian rule.

Myrtia is also the birth place of Nikos Kazantzakis and has a Museum dedicated to the famous Cretan writer. It exhibits personal objects and memorabilia that refer to the life and work of Kazantzakis as well as copies of his books. It is worthwhile a visit, a journey accompanied by a great writer poet philosopher and traveler from Crete.

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