Paleochora Art Week 8th – 22nd June

After a break of two years, the Paleochora Art Week returns with a new concept, new showrooms and a new event date.

From the 8th of June to the 22nd of June, 24 artists, all living in Crete but from 10 different countries, will exhibit their works in the former  police station in Paleochora. This year, the exhibition will once again show a wide spectrum of photography, paintings and sculptures.

The opening will take place on the 8th of June at 8 pm.
Live Music: Rainbow Touch (Evi Gavriilidou: Vocal, Ukulele, and Giorgos Papazoglou: Guitar)

Opening hours: daily from 7 pm to 11:30 pm.
VENUE:The old police station, Paleochora (main road down to the sandy beach)

Programme in detail

Claudia Boldura and her Art Flow Gallery are partners of the Paleochora Art Week. She provides additional exhibition space for the artists in her gallery. Her motto is „feed your eyes“ and this is possible daily from 6 pm to 10 pm. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

As in previous years, large sculptures will be displayed along the stony boulevard. Kostas Liatakis, a sculptor from Paleochora, is happy that the sculptures will again be placed outside under a bright blue sky. „In this way we continue to follow our idea of bringing art to people, where they are in everyday life. And in summer it’s the sea,“ says Gerhard Stelzhammer, sculptor and like Kosta a member of the organization team.

So the Paleochora Art Week this year is concentrated on three exhibition venues.

A varied supporting programme accompanies the Art Week with lots of live music from soul, jazz, tango and rock ’n‘ roll.
Paleochora Art WeekKostas Kalives will play Greek blues – the Rembetiko – to the guests and will support the Paleochora Art Week just like the other musicians.

Once again there will be a special program for children. They can turn into a tiger or a flower, Shakti makes sure of that with her hand and skin painting. Those who like to create themselves can make a wooden amulet and for the youngest the kindergarten teacher and artist Efi Fiotaki will offer a very special painting event.

But adults can also be creative. On two evenings, Claudia Boldura invites us to paint a picture together in the Art Flow Gallery. Those who prefer to watch can witness the process of making a mermaid sculpture by Gerhard Stelzhammer at the stony boulevard.

“We invite everyone to drop by to see the artworks and engage in conversation with the artists”.


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.