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Things to do in Myrtia

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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“he 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, theatre 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 ● The Odyssey poem ● Friends and influences ● Early works and theatre plays ● Novels and travel fiction”
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Locality
“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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