Music festival: “A summer of music” – Chania 1st July – 23rd September

Synonymous with quality and avant-garde, the hotel Porto Venetiano started a series of thematic events entitled “Music and Words”  in summer  2017, materializing the inspiration of the poet and writer Leonidas Kakaroglou. The warm welcome that the audience enjoyed at this  Summer Festival encouraged them to continue this year, aiming at promoting the rich musical tradition of Greece, and also highlighting a sophisticated type of entertainment .

General information

WHEN : From July 1 to September 23, at 21:00, on regular dates (see below)A summer of music.

WHERE: In the Patio of the Hotel Porto Veneziano, Venetian Harbour, Chania
Bookings: 28210 27100, or  or email to:
Due to increased demand and limited seating, please make your reservations in advance. Our staff will be happy to inform you and serve you at any time.


Monday 1 July: “Orient Express”
a musical journey with Eastern Melodies and songs of the City, Viennese waltzes, Argentinean tango, French songs etc. with Kyriakos Gouventa, Yiannis Tsertos, Evi Mazi, Vougiouka, Vangelis Botteas.
Monday 15 July: “Come for a while onto the balcony”
Songs of George Kouroupos, based on the poetry of Odysseas Elytis, Federico García Lorca, Iulita Iliopoulou, Andreas Angelakis, Leonidas Kakaroglou. Participating artists: Giorgos Kouroupos, Iulita, Iliopoulou, Dafni Panourgia, Giannis Tsanakaliotis
Monday 29 July: “Let’s come for a little while…”
Tribute to the Inter-War Songs with Costas Vasiligo, Costas Vlsachopoulos and Andreas Stergiou.
Monday, August 12: “Black paint on marble”
Slogans that fade on benches and make up the black paint on marble, a black-and-white wall-painting by Nikos Platyrachos’ songs based on the new, homonymous record label.
Participating artists: Nikos Platirachos, Nefeli Fasouli, Dimitris Papagelidis, Marilisa Polydouris – Papagelidis, Vangelis Zografos.
Monday 26 August: Korina Legaki Live.
Participants: Korina Legaki, Giorgos Andreou, Thomas Kontogeorgis, Vangelis Kalamaras, Stergios Mitrousis.
 Monday 9 September: Tribute to Kostas Palamas. A poetry full of rich poems and narratives. Participants: Magda Pensou, Andreas Anagnostopoulos, Themis Rodamitis
 Monday 23rd September:
Sounds of varied places around the globe. A musical narrative with masterpieces from around the world creating a dreamlike atmosphere. Participating artists: Kostas Thomidis, Bella Lionaki, Dimitris Drumoboyannis.

Source: 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 six 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.