12th Festival ‘Land, Culture, Tourism’ –  Platanias 18th September and Vouves 19th September

This is a  unique opportunity to experience the traditions of this part of Crete, with focus on wine production and wild greens (‘Horta’), and to discover new local products, to have fun, to dance, to participate in original actions, together with  local residents and visitors.

Programme of the two-day event:

  • Sunday, 18th September at 19:30, in the square of Platanias: great celebration for wine and its derivatives through a series of actions:

 Tasting Cretan products based on wine

 Tasting Cretan wine and products from the Cretan land

 Traditional music and dance

On Sunday morning a group of visitors from the area will join the festival organizers in a vineyard to experience a traditional harvest.

  • Monday, 19th September at 19.30. the festival moves to Ancient Olive Tree in Vouves :

 Naming ceremony of the square “Polychroni Polychronidis”, with a speech about Polychronis Polychronidis, former Mayor of Kolymbari, by Phd Giorgos Ba

 Screening of the Documentary “Wild Greens, a precious heritage of ours”, directed by Katerina Bikaki

 Treats:  products  based on wild greens (‘Horta’)

All events are FREE and so are the treats of local products.

The Municipality of Platanias and the Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Platanias, in co-organization with the Region of Crete, organize for the 12th consecutive year, the “Land, Culture, Tourism” Festival.18 und 19 Sept

 Source: Municipality Platanias 



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 nine 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.