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Nikos Kazantzakis

The Story of the Real-Life Alexis Zorbas Unfolds in New Greek Museum

The Alexis Zorbas character in "Zorba the Greek" is one of the most memorable in all of film history and the Nikos Kazantzakis book on which it is based is one of the best pieces of modern Greek literature. Yet...

Nikos Kazantzakis: Legacy of "Zorba the Greek" Author Lives On

Nikos Kazantzakis was Greece’s most prolific writer and he remains one of the most famous Greek citizens to have ever lived. A writer of dozens of novels, poems, plays and short stories, his works have been translated into practically...

Director Yiannis Smaragdis at "Nikos Kazantzakis" Film Advance Premiere in Herakleion (video)

The advance premiere of the long-awaited "Nikos Kazantzakis" movie, took place in Herakleion, Crete on Wednesday, in the presence of director Yiannis Smaragdis and cast members. The long-awaited film about the life and travels of Nikos Kazantzakis, is out and will...

Jeff Bridges: “I Am a Big Fan of Kazantzakis”

Jeff Bridges talks exclusively about his admiration for Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis and shares his feelings on President Donald Trump.

Nikos Kazantzakis Honored in Original LA Play

If you are a fan of Greek literature and Nikos Kazantzakis' revolutionary works, you won't want to miss the upcoming original Los Angeles play on March 12 honoring his life and work. The play, titled "Kazantzakis: Traveling with Light and Dark" ...

Cretan Man Lives Happily in a Handmade Hut on the Beach for 15 Years [video]

Manolis Giatakis is a happy man. He lives on an islet off Crete, an idyllic place where life expectancy is high and it is always sunny. He is 65 years old, healthy, married for 42 years and has five...

Greece and Zorba Honored at the 23rd Beijing International Book Fair

Greece is being honored at the 23rd Beijing International Book Fair that kicked off on August 24 and runs through to August 28. In collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation of Culture, the Greek Embassy of Beijing and the National Tourism Organization,...

‘Nikos Kazantzakis’: Yannis Smaragdis Announces New Film

Greek director Yannis Smaragdis recently announced a new film centering on the life of Cretan poet, novelist and travel writer Nikos Kazantzakis. Smaragdis is known for previous films such as "Kavafy", "El Greco", and "God Loves Caviar", most of them...

‘Nikos Kazantzakis and Latin America’ Conference in Argentina

“I want to see Latin America and I will not let death keep me from fulfilling this promise,” stated Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis in 1936, expressing a dream he was never able to fulfill. However, the influence of his work reached...

Kazantzakis House in Antibes for Sale

The house of Nikos Kazantzakis in Antibes, France has recently been put on the market. The home where Kazantzakis settled with his wife Eleni in 1948 also saw him produce some of his best-known works: "Zorba the Greek," "Christ Recrucified"...