GALATAS- commemorative event for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, 20th May

Programme of the commemorative event on Friday 20th May :

Time: 18:00


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

_ Memorial Service

_ Laying of wreaths

_ Moment of silence in memory of the fallen

_ Ode of Remembrance in memory of the fallen

_ National anthems

_ Welcome address and speech by the Mayor of Chania, Anastasios Vamvoukas

_ Welcome address by the New Zealand Ambassador for Italy and Greece, Patrick Rata

_ Commemorative address by His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable

Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand

_ Hymn by Maori Cultural Group – Au E Ihu Au E Ihu

_ History reading by Major General Peter Kelly, Chief of Army, New Zealand Defence Force

_ Waiata song by Maori Cultural Group – Arohaina Mai

_ Final prayers and blessings

Διοργάνωση: Δήμος Χανίων



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.