Nikos Kazantzakis was the greatest Greek novelist of the 20th century. He was born on 18th February 1887 on the island of Crete and lived in Myslivny near Boží Dar from 10th May 1928 to 9th April 1930 and from late June 1931 to 31st May 1932. During his first stay in Myslivny, he devoted himself to creative work on the epic Odyssey, which he considered to be his greatest work. During his second stay here, he began to draft the scripts for the films Buddha, Don Quixote, Decameron and Solar Eclipse. Nikos Kazantzakis died in Freiburg on 26th October 1957. Some of the objects from his stay in Myslivny are on display in the Museum of Boží Dar. His memorial can be found in a park in the centre of Boží Dar.