Axia International Festival in Naxos: Axia International Festival takes place in mid-August every summer in the atmospheric square of Halki, one of the most beautiful villages of Naxos island. This festival is a special meeting point for music and art lovers. In fact, distinguished musicians from all over the world are invited to play their music in the scene that is set in the central square of Halki. Among the musicians who have played in Axia Festival are the pianist-composer Philip Mayers, the singer-pianist Keiko Borjeson and the signer guitarist Hans Limburg.
Axia Festival usually lasts for 3 days. It is organized by the art potter Katharina Bolesch and the craftsman Alexander Reichardt, who live permanently on the island of Naxos and run the gallery Fish and Olive in Halki. Apart from music concerts, the festival occasionally includes art exhibitions, lectures, and special environmental activities. This is a non-profit festival with free entrance. It is sponsored by the Axia International Friends Group and private contributions.