Nikos Kazantzakis (municipality)

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Nikos Kazantzakis
Νίκος Καζαντζάκης
Nikos Kazantzakis is located in Greece
Nikos Kazantzakis
Nikos Kazantzakis
Coordinates: 35°14′N 25°10′E / 35.233°N 25.167°E / 35.233; 25.167Coordinates: 35°14′N 25°10′E / 35.233°N 25.167°E / 35.233; 25.167
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Heraklion
Municipality Archanes-Asterousia
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 7,171
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης) is a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Archanes-Asterousia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It was named after the writer Nikos Kazantzakis. Population 7,171 (2001). The seat of the municipality was in Peza.

Heraklion International Airport has also been named after Nikos Kazantzakis.


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)