75th ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF CRETE – detailed programme in Greek and English of commemorative events 15th – 22nd May, including parallel sport events

In 2016 we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete.
Click below to see the comprehensive  details of the full programme of the celebrations in English and Greek,
including messages of the following Prime Ministers:

PM A. Tsipras, Greece
PM D. Cameron, United Kingdom
PM J. Key, New Zealand
PM M. Turnbell, Australia

In addition, messages of  Stavros Arnaoutakis, Governor of Crete
and Apostolis Voulgarakis, Regional Vice-Governor (Chania)

75th Anniversary BATTLE OF CRETE
75th Anniversary BATTLE OF CRETE

The programme also includes several parallel sport events.

To see the programme click here:
Full programme Battle of Crete MAXH FYLLADIO-2016-TELIKO

 

 

 

EVENTS – EXHIBITIONS within the framework of the commemorative celebrations:

 

FOYER OF THE CULTURAL CENTRE OF CHANIA – EXHIBITION “FRAMING CRETE”

Within the framework of the commemorative events of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, the

Cultural Centre will reopen the exhibition “Framing Crete”, with paintings by New Zealand painter

Peter McIntyre, the Official New Zealand war artist on Crete during WWII, together with pictures taken

by New Zealand soldiers in 1941. The exhibition is curated by Film Maker John Irwin.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 14:00

 

 

EXHIBITION “…WE KNEW THAT WE WERE MAKING HISTORY…” 16th May – 5th June
CENTRE FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE (Grand Arsenal, Venetian Harbour)

PART I: INAUGURATION OF EXHIBITION: May 16th 20:00
Duration: 16 May – 5 June 2016

Opening hours: 10:00 – 14:00 & 19:00 – 22:00

Photographs by K. Koutoulakis – Archives of the Municipality of Malevizi, from the “Report of the
Commission for the Ascertainment of Atrocities in Crete” drafted by N. Kazantzakis, I. Kallitsounakis
and I. Kakridis – 1945.

 

Duration: 16 May – 5 June 2016

Scientific editing: Dr Manolis Drakakis, Historian, Head of the General State Archives of the Prefecture of Heraklion

PART II: SPEECH

entitled: “Touring in the destroyed towns and martyred villages of Crete” 29.6 – 6.8.1945.

Word and image by four prominent Cretans:
N. Kazantzakis, I. Kallistounakis, I. Kakridis and K. Koutoulakis.

Guest speakers:
Dr Manolis Drakakis, Historian, Head of the General State Archives of the Prefecture of Heraklion
Giorgos Tzorakis, Archaeologist, Special Advisor of the Municipality of Malevizi

 

15th – 22nd May:   Exhibition
“MANKIND FIGHTS BACK: THE CHALLENGE, THE BATTLE, THE VICTORY”: EXHIBITION OF WW II POSTERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD (1941-1945)
 Location: GΙALI TZAMISI‘The Seaside Mosque’,Venetian Harbour

Inauguration 15th May 20:00

Duration: 15 – 22 May 2016
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Rare painted and lithographic WWII posters and photographs from Greece, Europe,Australia, New Zealand and America, with themes of encouragement of resistance to invaders and antiwar messages. The exhibition includes screening of rare 16 mm German propaganda and American films of the time, showing the victories of the Greeks during the Occupation, including footage of Crete.

Newspaper headlines and documents of the time  are also featured (from Lefteris Lamprakis’s archives)

 

 

 

 

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socialising, good books and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and , there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world.But I never lost my love of Crete for a minute. And four years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.