Heraklion News and Events (54)

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Matala Beach Festival 2019

Jun 21, 2019 — Jun 23, 2019 • Crete, Heraklion
Matala Beach Festival is undoubtedly one of the top hippie festivals in Europe and a pole of attraction for both local and foreign visitors.
Posted on Mar 21, 2019 Category: Events

Matala Beach Festival 2018

Jun 22, 2018 — Jun 24, 2018 • Crete, Heraklion
The most popular free music Festival in Europe is coming for the 7th consecutive year! Are you ready?
Posted on Jun 13, 2018 Category: Events

Agios Titos Feast, Heraklion

Aug 25, 2016 — Aug 25, 2016 • Crete, Heraklion
On August 25th, a great feast takes place in the town of Heraklion for the celebration of Agios Titos (Saint Titus).
Posted on Aug 04, 2016 Category: Events

Restoring the Old Town of Heraklion

• Crete, Heraklion
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.
Posted on Sep 09, 2015 Category: Interviews

Houdetsi Festival 2014

Aug 07, 2014 — Aug 10, 2014 • Crete, Heraklion
The Houdetsi Festival is taking place from August 7th to 10th this year, marking the 5th year of this fantastic festival.
Posted on Jul 02, 2014 Category: Events

Matala Beach Festival 2014

Jun 20, 2014 — Jun 22, 2014 • Crete, Heraklion
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.
Posted on Jun 20, 2014 Category: Events

Floor of Archaeological Museum opened

• Crete, Heraklion
The first floor of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Crete was given today, August 1st, to the public after three years of renovation works.
Posted on Aug 01, 2013 Category: News

Houdetsi Festival 2013

Aug 01, 2013 — Aug 04, 2013 • Crete, Heraklion
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.
Posted on Jul 29, 2013 Category: Events

Movie prepared for Nikos Kazantzakis

• Crete, Heraklion
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.
Posted on Jul 16, 2013 Category: News

Ancient windmill found in Venetian walls

• Crete, Heraklion
An ancient windmill was recently discovered within the Venetian walls of Heraklion, in Crete, one of the major fortifications in the Mediterranean.
Posted on Feb 01, 2012 Category: News

Elytis exhibition in the Historical Museum

• Crete, Heraklion
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.
Posted on Jul 01, 2011 Category: News

The flower children return to Matala

Jun 11, 2011 — Jun 13, 2011 • Crete, Heraklion
This weekend, the caves of Matala will host once more the old hippies in this three day festival- meeting for all the flower children.
Posted on Jun 09, 2011 Category: Events

Press to open the Archaeological Museum

• Crete, Heraklion
The Archeological Council is pressing things for the opening of the Archeological Museum of Heraklion that remains closed for many years now.
Posted on May 27, 2011 Category: News

Marylin Monroe in the Arts

Apr 16, 2011 — Oct 30, 2011 • Crete, Heraklion
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.
Posted on Apr 18, 2011 Category: Events

Olive pips and vine leaves in ancient well

• Crete, Heraklion
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.
Posted on Feb 23, 2011 Category: News

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