11th Kissamos Culture Festival – Press Release and Programme

PRESS RELEASE 7th August
MUNICIPALITY OF KISSAMOS: Feverish preparations for the “Eleventh Kissamos Festival of Culture”

The organizers’ preparations for the “11th Kissamos Culture Festival” that are  taking place  from 10th -19th  August  in the town of Kissamos continue at a feverish pace. An event that has been established in recent years and is a “destination” of culture, tradition and values. The Public Businesses and the Municipality of Kissamos continue their efforts to promote culture, the unique advantages of the region and the local products through the “Kissamos Cultural Festival”.

Traditional Cretan products, folk art,  professional primary producers exhibit their products to the public, thus presenting the tradition, taste and uniqueness of Cretan products. Artists, cooperatives, producers, cultural associations and municipalities participate in the Festival.

The  Festival opens its gates on 10th August, daily  from 6pm to 11:30pm at the Kissamos Beach next to the Municipal Park.

PROGRAMME:

Friday, August 10, at 8:30 pm at Kissamos Beach.
♣ Festival opening  at 20:30
♣ Blessing.
♣ Mayor’s speech.
♣ Music and dancing night: Mylonakis Georgios and band and Traditional Dancing Club “Viglatores”

Organization: Municipality of Kissamos – Public Enterprise of the Municipality of Kissamos.

Saturday, August 11, at 9.00pm at Kissamos Beach.
• Sea turtles and clean seas
• Presentation with videos and photos
Organization: Kissamos Beach Cleaning Voluntary Team

• Music and dancing night:
• Choreftakis Ilias and band
• Folklore Dancing Association of Akrotiri “Kagiales”
Organization: Municipality of Kissamos – Public Enterprise of the Municipality of Kissamos.

Sunday 12 August at 8:30 pm at Kissamos Beach.
♣ Event in memory of the former Mayor Charilaos Lygidakis.
Organization: Kissamos Promotion Association “The Gramvousa”.
♣ Music and dancing night:
♣ Karefillaki Vassilis – Margaritakis Nikos music band.
♣ Folklore dancing group
Organization: Municipality of Kissamos – Public Enterprise of the Municipality of Kissamos.

Monday 13 August at 9:30 pm at Kissamos Beach.
Music and dancing :
• Evangelos Pythatroulis and band
• Dance School “Zalos”
Organization: Municipality of Kissamos – Public Enterprise of the Municipality of Kissamos.

Tuesday 14 August at 9:30 pm on Kissamos Beach.
♣ Music and dancing :
Eftychis & Nektarios Kostakis
Selinos dancing group «Seliniotes»
Organization: Municipality of Kissamos – Public Enterprise of the Municipality of Kissamos.

Wednesday 15 August at 9:30 pm on the beach.
• Concert of folk artists with Konstantinos Fiotakis
Organization: Municipality of Kissamos – Public Enterprise of the Municipality of Kissamos.

Thursday, August 16, at 8:30 pm at the beach at the Stadium.
♣ Music and dancing night:
Stratis Skarakis and band
Traditional Dancing Group
Organization: Municipality of Kissamos – Public Company of Kissamos Municipality & Traditional Company Dreamers

Friday, August 17, at 8:00 pm at the beach at the Stadium.
• Presentation of a book by Aretoulakis Eleftherios entitled “The Municipal District of Koukounaras, Kissamos, in space and time”

• Music and dancing evening participate:
Theodores Polychronakis and band
Folklore Dancing Group “Gigenis”
10 -19 August Kissamos Cultural FestivalOrganization: Municipality of Kissamos – Public Enterprise of the Municipality of Kissamos.

Saturday, August 18, at 8:30 pm at the beach at the Stadium.
• Music and dancing evening :
Psaroudakis Stavros and band
Traditional Dancing Group ” Vraskofori of Crete”

Sunday 19 August at 8:30 pm at the beach of Golf.
♣ Music-dancing evening “Our traditions unite”.
Menegakis Giannis and band.
Traditional Dancing Club “Kissamos”
Dancing Club of the Greeks of Pontos, Chania, “The Romania”

Organization: Kissamos Municipality, Public Benefit Society, Dancing Club “Kissamos”

 

 

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.