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Rebetiko at Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos, January 26th, 2020 – In a nice and warm atmosphere Vlatos Jazz presented a Rebetiko night. Dimitris Kollintzas, Panagiotis Spanoudakis and George Chachlakis gave the enthusiastic audience exactly what they wanted, old school rebetiko songs to dance and sing…

Restoration of the roads at Perivolia

Important and essential is the effort to restore the damaged stone protectors in the provincial road network of Kamenos Seli-Christoskalitissa at the height of Perivolia. The work respects our history and culture.Adapted to the local architecture which combines with the…

Cutting the cake: Plokamiana

Plokamiana, January 26th, 2020: In a freshly restored schoolbuilding the syllogos of Plokamiana celebrated 2020 with the cutting of the cake. A sweet sun set upon the mountains of the village where all present enjoyed speeches, great food, nice lottery…

Inaxorio Christmas Special

Vlatos, December 30th, 2019 – It is Christmas in Inaxorio and to celebrate Leonidas Lainakis performed at Vlatos Jazz. While the storm gripped Crete it was warm and cozy at the Vlatos Jazz venue. Leonidas designs, builds, plays and teaches…

Collecting olives in the hills of Innachorio

Vlatos, November 30th, 2019 – The beginning of the winter is the time for the olive harvest. Olive oil from Crete counts among the best in the world. The olives are harvested with machines or collected in nets after the…

Kazani Masters 2019

Vlatos, November 15th, 2019 – This is the time for making tsikoudia in Innachorio. Tsikoudia is only made in the Chania region of Crete. Tsikoudia is made from the Romaiko grapes, approximately 40 days after the wine was made, in…

At the kazani

Vlatos, November 12th, 2019 – The best time of the year is always when we still tsikoudia six weeks after making the wine. Here you can taste real life on Crete. Really worth a visit when you are around.

River repairs

Miloi, October 31st, 2019 – The winter of 2019 produced a lot of damage because the unusual high amounts of rain. Rivers overflowed, bridges collapsed and roads were damaged. Beside fixing the water drainage on the roads, today the flow…

Le Penseur

Vlatos, October 30th, 2019 – This is a picture of Kostis Vaidakis taken at his fathers kazani. It is called “Le Penseur” because it reminds of Rodin’s famous sculpture.

Chestnut Festival in Elos

Elos, October 26th – 27th, 2019 – Although the chestnut harvest still has not really started, loads of people came to the village of Elos to celebrate this years Chestnut Festival. On the street were stalls that presented roasted chestnut…

Agios Dimitris in Katsomatados

Katsomatados, October 26th, 2019 – The celebration of the church in honor of Agios Dimitris high up in the mountains of Katsomatados. After the mass pilaffi and wines were served while the attendees enjoyed traditional music and dance. On violin…

All roads lead to Elos this weekend

Vlatos, October 23rd, 2019 – This Saturday and Sunday you will have to visit Elos and Limni because it is time for the Chestnut Festival again. On Saturday in Limni there will be workshops and on Sunday it is time…

The Winter World Music Retreat

Vlatos, October 23rd, 2019 – A great initiative by Maria Manousaki and Martin Vlatos in corporation with Milia Mountain Retreat: The Winter World Music Retreat. During one week participants from all over the world will be taught music and rhythms…

Classic fantasies by Phil Harrison

Vlatos, October 6th, 2019 – The last concert of this season showed a solo piano concert at Vlatos Jazz last night. Phil Harrison performed numerous classic tunes in his own interpretation. Gershwin, Dylan and the Beatles flowed through the atmospheric…

The oldest Cretan tunes on record

Vlatos, September 29th, 2019 – Strifatlia, a trio with Ηλία Βλαμάκη lyra, Δημήτρη Βλαμάκη aout and Κώστα Κουρκουνακη guitar, performs the oldest recorded songs in Cretan history. These songs where recorded in America around 1909 and could now be heard…

Mesmerising; Hairetis and Harper

Vlatos, September 22nd, 2019 – A night of Greek avantgarde music by a most wonderful duet, Hairetis and Harper. The first time someone brought a harp into the Vlatos Jazz venue was a night to remember. Atmospheric and melodic tunes…

Kissamitika with Lefteris Koumis

Vlatos, September 15th, 2019 – Local music from Kissamos last night at Vlatos Jazz. Lefteris Koumis (violin and vocals), Jorgos Chalkiadakis (lute) and Michalis Sapounakis (guitar) played classic Kissamitika songs on the atmospheric stage of Museum Vlatos Kissamos.

Panagyri in Aerinos

Aerinos, September 14th, 2019 – Aerinos, the highest situated village of Innachorio (the name means wind) celebrated their church this Sunday. The priest handed out branches of basilicum and since people do not eat meat on this day, a variety…

Doing the laundry in the old days

Aerinos, September 14th, 2019 – Found in the mountains at Aerinos. This is a 19th century washing machine. Water from a spring is brought into this system, providing every family with a basin to do the laundry. For sure worth…