Programme of 103rd anniversary of Union of Crete with Greece – Chania 30th November and 1st December

Wednesday 30th November 2016

11:00 Coronation of the statue of  Eleftherios Venizelou at the Eleftherias Square:
at the end of  Andrea Papandreou Rd, at the Court House. For map click here.
Wreaths of pupils and students of the city of Chania,
Presence of representatives of local authorities.

After the coronation:
one minute of silence and then music of the Armed Forces and 103rd anniversary Crete union with Greece National Anthem.

07.00-10.00  Cathedral of Virgin Mary: Mass

Cathedral of Virgin Mary: official doxology

Then procession to transport the flag to Firka Fortress.

11.30 Firka
Speech by the Mayor of Chania, Mr. Anastasios Vamvoukas

Visit of  the Naval Museum of Crete, with presentation of new exhibits.


Festive decoration of streets and squares of the city of Chania and  the Firka Fortress and  illumination of the city,

30th November until sunset of 1st December.


photo credit: Haniotika Nea


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing 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 for Crete for a minute. And seven 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.