9th Festival “Land, Culture, Tourism” – Platanias 15th and 16th September

Getting to know local products – this year’s events will include an additional two-day ‘hands on’  event focusing on Cretan Wine.
The aim of  the activities and performances is to introduce locals and visitors to the products of Crete as well as to its history, traditions and the Culture of Crete especially of the area of ​​the Municipality of Platanias.

Programme in detail:

15 and 16th Sept Festival PlataniasSunday morning, 15th September
-)   visitors staying in  Platanias hotels can participate in the traditional grape harvest together with locals,  in a vineyard in the village of Vouves.
Transfer and return  from their hotels will be by train. There will be a guide all the time.
-) In the early afternoon celebration at the Platanias village square with grape press, Tsikoudia production and wine-based products.
Visitors to the area can see the wine production processes with wineries being present,  as well as the process of distillation and production of Tsikoudia, and can taste the products.
-) The Chefs’ Club of Crete will cook and offer dishes.
-) Members of the Platanias Cultural Association will make the traditional mustard sweets made from mustard, flour and spices).
-) Music and dances of several folklore dance groups  accompany the celebration.


On Monday, 16th September  at 20:30, two days after the Full Moon, the Festival continues at Pano Platanias Square with a music night “On the Moon in the Notes”.
-) The composer  and pianist George Saltaris and Froso Kosivakis (vocals) will take us on a journey through music and songs in the shadow of the full moon.
-) Screening of the short documentary “The German Shelter of Platanias”, created by students of the Platanias High School within the framework of the educational programs of the Chania Film Festival with the support of the Municipality of Platanias.

Source: Municipality Platanias




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