Grave Monument of Kazantzakis

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The grave of the important Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) is located at the highest point of the Walls of Heraklion, the Martinengo Bastion, with panoramic views to the ugly, but also historical, concrete jungle of Heraklion. His books “The Last Temptation”, “Christ re-crucified” and “Captain Michalis” were designated as “anti-Christian” and “sacrilegious” and had brought the church very close to the author’s excommunication in 1955. The Greek Church had asked the Greek State to forbid the distribution of the books.

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Leof. Plastira 10 712 01