Cretan World Music Festival 2024 – 10th, 11th and 12th July – preview

A first glimpse on the upcoming Cretan World Music Festival 2024!

The three-day festival will be held in three different parts of the prefecture of Chania:

10th July: at the picturesque stone theatre in Nopigeia 
11th July: in Alikianos,  at the beautiful Kapsomenos Foundation 
12th July: in Aptera, at the Ancient Aptera Aloni theatre 

Exhibition of paintings and photography by local and foreign artists:
10th July, 19.00 – 21.00 at the Stone Theatre in Nopigia
11th July, 10.00 – 14.00 and 18.00 -21.00
Free entry

This year there will be a tribute to two excellent local bands from Anogeia, with two renowned artists, Psarogiorgis and Ludovikos of Anogia.
 Furthermore, a tribute to the Armenian singer and oudist Haig Yazdjian.
Three excellent musical groups will present jazz music with the jazz band of Yiannis Paterakis, music from around Greece with TETRAHXO (Marcos Renieris (violin), Maria Manousaki (violin), Michalis Loufardakis (violin) and Kyriakos Stavrianoudakis (lute) )
and IDIFONIS, an orchestra of traditional instruments presenting Eastern music. 

The Cretan Music Festival was founded in 2014 by Maria Manousaki and is now celebrating its 10th year, presenting the International Music Festival of Crete, dedicated to world music.

Source: Maria Manousaki

Detailed information has not been announced yet. Stay tuned!


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.

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