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  • EVENTS ON THE OCCASSION OF THE WORLD TOURISM DAY 2018 IN PLAKIAS, MUNICIPALITY OF AGIOU VASILEIOU

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    EVENTS ON THE OCCASSION OF THE WORLD TOURISM DAY 2018 IN PLAKIAS, MUNICIPALITY OF AGIOU VASILEIOU

    As part of this year’s celebration of the World Tourism Day on September 27TH 2018, three days with events will take place on September 26TH, 27TH and 28th organized with the support of the municipality, the Women’s Association, all tourism enterprises as well as all producers of the region.
    WEDNESDAY 26. 09. 2018
    The Folklore Museum in Myrthios, in Sellia and in Asomatos will be open during the day.
    20.00 A group of kids from the village SELLIA will take a walk through the streets of PLAKIAS accompanied by lyre and singing.
    THURSDAY 27. 09. 2018
    Visitors will have the opportunity to take a boat leaving the port in PLAKIAS to the bay of Plakias, direction Gonates caves at PALIGREMNO.
    18.00 Visit our exhibition and open market in PLAKIAS which offers traditional and handmade products.
    20.00 A brief history of Plakias from the past with photos and award for those who started the tourism in Plakias.
    21.00 Concert with ancient-traditional Cretan music accompanied by Stella Seiragaki.
    FRIDAY 28. 09. 2018
    18.00 Visit our exhibition and open market in PLAKIAS which offers traditional and handmade products.
    18.30 Mr. Giannis Papadogiannakis will show us the traditional way how to distill raki.
    20.00 The Diving School of Plakias will present you a video from the underwater beauty of Plakias and later the tour agent Elena-Tours will present you all the important sight-seeing around Plakias.
    21.00 Try traditional dishes and wine and have fun with the music and dance group KRITES COSTA PANTELIDAKI in PLAKIAS.

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    The Τour of Crete

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    The Τour of Crete

    We invite you  to Crete, the largest, most beautiful, historic island of Greece! A rugged island of craggy mountains and deep, green valleys studded with millions of olive trees, situated in the Mediterranean midway between Greece and Africa, the Middle East and Italy.

    Crete is 260Km long and 60Km wide, dominated by four mountain ranges. The Ida Massif, rising to a height of 2,456 m, is at its center. Because of the island’s strategic location, Crete has been the focus of contention throughout history. Dorian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Venetian and Turkish conquerors have all left their marks on the island – without, however, subduing the proud and pleasure-loving Cretans.

    On May 20th 2018, cyclists from all over the world will come together for the first edition of the “Tour of Crete” cycling challenge to test themselves in this unique odyssey of distance, geography, climate and culture of Crete. 6 stages,  will offer an amazing cycling challenge and a magnificent showcase of Crete.

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    Cultural Events of Tzermiadon

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    Cultural Events of Tzermiadon

    AUGUST : Three-day Potato festival which is also celebrated in the home of the potato, Peru.

    PSYCHRO
    Three-day festival at DIKTAIA (where the cave Diktaio Antro is located, the birthplace of the mythological God ZEUS)

    KATO METOHI
    27/8 The feast of “Ksefournisma” (a type of traditional bread of Crete) the name of which means seven doughs.

    AVRAKONTE
    August. Courgette Festival.

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    Events in Siteia

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    Events in Siteia

    Nautical week
    It is organized every two years by the General Headquarters of the Navy and the Coastguard of Siteia, in the last week of June. It includes lectures, music and dance events as well as sailing contests.

    Carneval of Siteia
    A relatively recently established event, it gathers participants from villages and cultural associations of the municipal District of Siteia. It is organized by the Municipality of Siteia and takes place on the last Sunday of the carnival in our town.

    Kornaria
    A series of cultural events in the town of Siteia, that begin in early June and last until late August. It is a well-established custom, with very wide resonance.It also includes music, theatre and dancing events as well as painting, photography and sports events (“Cornarian” Race with participation of athletes from all over Greece, Beach Volley).

    Corn Festival
    It is a new festival and it is planned to take place
    in June in the centre of the village Piscokefalo. It is organized by the Cultura; Association of Piscokefalo. It includes musical events.

    Medlar Feast
    It is celebrated in the last 4 years in the central square of the village Tourloti in June. It is organized by the Cultural Association of Tourloti. It includes musical events.

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    “Mirabello” Events at Agios Nikolaos

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    “Mirabello” Events at Agios Nikolaos

    Throughout the year, a series of events are organized in Agios Nikolaos in the Municipality under the name “Mirabello”. These events include concerts by both locally and internationally renowned performers, theatrical performances, art exhibits, sporting competitions and traditional Cretan evenings and feast day celebrations. Specifically, the Children’s Festival, the “Kalydonia” swimming competition, and a three-day arts and literature event with participants from all over Greece, are a few of the events that have become institutions here and are held every year with great success.

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    “B.I.G. Party Ierapetra Experience”

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    “B.I.G. Party Ierapetra Experience”

    The biggest beach party in Crete takes place at Ierapetra, and is universally known as the “B.I.G. Party Ierapetra Experience”. There is also no shortage of sporting events, including: 5X5 Tournament (beach soccer) at Pachia Ammos and Myrtos, beach volley at Kato Paralia in Ierapetra and in late April, at Mythous, is the Mythos Minoan Trail Mountain Race (MMM), a super-marathon which involves a 26 km national road run, a 35 km mountain bike trail and a 7 km hike.

    If you find yourself near Iero Alsos Kavousi in June do not miss the following:

    A) Half Marathon 21.1 km trail running

    B) Ancient Olive Road 2.5 km

    C) 400m road run for primary school children

    D) A 45 km cycle ride in the Thripti mountains.

    E) Long distance hike 21.2 km

    F) Short distance hike

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    Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival

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    Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival

    The Casa Dei Mezzo Festival at Makrigialos, Ierapetra is the only summer classical music festival in Crete, with renowned international artists taking part.

    More information: www.casadeimezzo.com

     

     

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    Kyrveia

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    Kyrveia

    A series of cultural events taking place from June to late August in the city and the various districts of the Municipality.

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    “Local Produce: Nutritional and Therapeutic Properties”

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    “Local Produce: Nutritional and Therapeutic Properties”

    The Municipality of Sitia, in cooperation with the Sitia Development Organization and the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (Department of Nutrition and Dietetics) is organising a festival entitled: “Local Produce: Nutritional and Therapeutic Properties”. During the festival there are cooking demonstrations and tastings of local produce from Sitia and the areas with which it has developed cooperative relationships: the Lassithi Plateau, Chios and the area of Mount Troodos in Cyprus. There are also demonstrations of Cretan cooking by well-known chefs, who have creative proposals for incorporating local products in modern cuisine.

    Other interesting events surrounding the main festival include informative seminars to help the effective promotion of local products, visits to model production and standardised preparation facilities, artistic events, traditional music and dance events, exhibitions of photography and painting, a graffiti competition, demonstrations of personal care and health products, interactive musical and theatrical games for children, and many more.

    Local hotels and catering establishments in the city take a particularly active part in the events, with special price offers, and unique treats for visitors. The Municipality of Sitia and the Sitia Development Organization extend an open invitation to participate in this great celebration of Sitia’s local produce, with the myriad aromas, flavours, music and dancing that flood the city’s main square.

    Media representatives, including those from specialist magazines in Greece and abroad, will be attending the event and helping Sitia take its rightful place on the global culinary map and in the international food and drink markets. The festival takes place as part of the project “TOPON EFORIA – Nutritional products and sustainable development in the cooperating regions” of the Cross-border Cooperation Programme CBC ‘GREECE-CYPRUS 2007-2013’.

     

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    The Cretan Wine Festival

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    The Cretan Wine Festival

    In the cool Municipal Garden, the “Travelling Club” of Rethymno organises the Cretan Wine Festival every summer. A rich programme including traditional Cretan and Greek folklore music groups is offered. A large number of local and foreign visitors can enjoy Greek music every evening. Wine is free. The visitor will find wine choices from the largest wine producing companies of Crete and will be given the opportunity to try almost all the flavours and varieties of the famous Cretan wines.

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