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Tomb of Nikos Kazantakis

Martinengo Bastion on the Venetian walls lies the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) the largest Cretan writer. Kazantzakis is recognized as one of the most important contemporary Greek writers as the most translated author worldwide. Not buried in the cemetery of the church because of the non- orthodox beliefs. His tomb bears an inscription taken from his own text “I hope for nothing, I fear nothing I am free.” Some of the most famous works are: Christ crucified again, Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas and the Last Temptation.




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