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Matala Beach Festival 2019

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Mar 21, 2019 | Category:Events | Event duration: Jun 21, 2019 until Jun 23, 2019

Matala Beach Festival is undoubtedly one of the top hippie festivals in Europe and a pole of attraction for both local and foreign visitors.

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Matala Beach Festival 2018

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Jun 13, 2018 | Category:Events | Event duration: Jun 22, 2018 until Jun 24, 2018

The most popular free music Festival in Europe is coming for the 7th consecutive year! Are you ready?

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Agios Titos Feast, Heraklion

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Aug 04, 2016 | Category:Events | Event duration: Aug 25, 2016 until Aug 25, 2016

On August 25th, a great feast takes place in the town of Heraklion for the celebration of Agios Titos (Saint Titus).

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Restoring the Old Town of Heraklion

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Sep 09, 2015 | Category:Interviews

A group of volunteers are working to restore the region of Lakkos, the old town of Heraklion, and make it something like Plaka in Athens.

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Houdetsi Festival 2014

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Jul 02, 2014 | Category:Events | Event duration: Aug 07, 2014 until Aug 10, 2014

The Houdetsi Festival is taking place from August 7th to 10th this year, marking the 5th year of this fantastic festival.

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Matala Beach Festival 2014

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Jun 20, 2014 | Category:Events | Event duration: Jun 20, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014

This is the 4th year that the unique Matala Beach Festival is being organized, attracting hippies who resided in the caves of Matala in the 1960s and 1970s. Entrance and camping on the beach is free.

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Floor of Archaeological Museum opened

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Aug 01, 2013 | Category:News

The first floor of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Crete was given today, August 1st, to the public after three years of renovation works.

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Houdetsi Festival 2013

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Jul 29, 2013 | Category:Events | Event duration: Aug 01, 2013 until Aug 04, 2013

Houdetsi Festival 2013 will take place from August 1st to 4th. Apart from musical concerts, there will also be a crafts market and an exhibition of musical instruments. The famous musician Ross Daly is the artistic director of the festival.

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Movie prepared for Nikos Kazantzakis

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Jul 16, 2013 | Category:News

After El Greco, the famous Greek director Giannis Smaragdis is preparing a movie about Nikos Kazantzakis, the most famous Cretan man in the world, as he stressed out.

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Ancient windmill found in Venetian walls

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Feb 01, 2012 | Category:News

An ancient windmill was recently discovered within the Venetian walls of Heraklion, in Crete, one of the major fortifications in the Mediterranean.

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Elytis exhibition in the Historical Museum

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Jul 01, 2011 | Category:News

Between piles of books and hundreds of original writings which have been kept for many years, Dimitris Kalokiris has decided to share the story about his close friendship with the renowned Greek poet Odysseas Elytis.

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The flower children return to Matala

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Jun 09, 2011 | Category:Events | Event duration: Jun 11, 2011 until Jun 13, 2011

This weekend, the caves of Matala will host once more the old hippies in this three day festival- meeting for all the flower children.

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Press to open the Archaeological Museum

Crete, Heraklion Posted on May 27, 2011 | Category:News

The Archeological Council is pressing things for the opening of the Archeological Museum of Heraklion that remains closed for many years now.

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Marylin Monroe in the Arts

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Apr 18, 2011 | Category:Events | Event duration: Apr 16, 2011 until Oct 30, 2011

It has been nearly half a century since the unexpected death of Marilyn Monroe. The best recognized American actress and an appealing persona, she has run a 16-year career and yet her myth lives till today.

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Olive pips and vine leaves in ancient well

Crete, Heraklion Posted on Feb 23, 2011 | Category:News

Two olive pips and a print of a vine leaf located above a crude brick were recently traced into a well dated back to 3rd millennium BC in Knossos Crete.

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