The design features a profile portrait of Nikos Kazantzakis, one of Greece's greatest 20th century writers. Inscribed along the inner circle, at the left, is the wording "HELLENIC REPUBLIC" and the name "NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS" (in Greek). At the top is the year of issuance "2017" and at centre left a palmette (the mint mark of the Greek Mint). Also visible at lower right is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos).
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Subject of commemoration
60 years in memoriam of Nikos Kazantzakis
Date of issue