Nikos and Galatea’s decision to live together provoked reactions from both of their families. Having spent their summer holidays together in the village of Krasi outside Heraklion, they eventually married in October 1911. Against the wishes of Michalis Kazantzakis, the ceremony took place in the Chapel of St. Constantine in Heraklion.
Nikos and Galatea also spent the following summer in Krasi, in the company of Elli and Lefteris Alexiou, Vassos Daskalakis, Kostas Varnalis and Markos Avgeris. The marriage soon began to show signs it would not wear. The Athens Court of First Instance issued their divorce in 1916, following an application filed by Galatea.