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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…

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…

Strings like waves, Mixalis Loufardakis

Vlatos, September 9th, 2019 – Last night Vlatos Jazz presented the extremely talented Mixalis Loufardakis on violin and Akis Pitsanis accompanied him on lute and guitar. Cretan music sounds like waves of the sea.

One guitar and 4 strings

Vlatos, September 2nd, 2019 – Last night Vlatos Jazz welcomed Carsten Thruedal (guitar and vocals), Maria Manousaki (violin) and a string trio on its stage. Very original, nicely orchestrated, a night to remember.

Poetry in motion with Stavros Psaroudakis

Vlatos, August 22nd, 2019 – A very special night in Vlatos Jazz; not only for the first time on a Wednesday, and with most of the villagers present but also because of the great performer Stavros Psaroudakis. He presented the…

A Magical Performance

Vlatos, August 19th, 2019 – Magical, mesmerising and immersive, that how the concert of Kate Dunphy is best described. Last night Vlatos Jazz presented a beautiful concert with Kate Dunphy on accordion, Maria Manousaki on violin, Cody Geil vocals and…

Meanwhile in Chrisoskalitissa

Chrisoskalitissa, August 17th, 2019 – A big party on the grounds of the famous monastery of Chrisoskalitissa last night. Celebrating the Innachorio villages on this picturesque spot was a real treat. Thank you for all involved.

Running to Elafonisi

Elafonisi, August 17th, 2019 – Another year, another Elafonisi Route, a 5km and 12,5km running competition organized by the villages of Innachorio. Under the Cretan sun, hundreds of runner gathered for the run, starting in Chrissoskalitisa (5km) or Livadia (12,5km)…

Giortes Rokkas 2019

Rokka, August 15th, 2019 – Under a big full moon, in the mountains of Rokka seated in a Minoan settlement performed the Heraklion Youth Orchestra together with the Youth Choir a real Cretan concert, orchestrated by Hadzidakis. It was beautiful!

August festivities in Mili and Elos

Vlatos, August 15th 2019 – August in the month when all Greeks have their summer holidays and most return to their ancestral villages. Many come to Innachorio to celebrate the summer. Last night there were two festivities, one in Elos…

No More Plastic Please

No more plastic! Chrysoskalitista sends melodic, most eco-friendly message this year – The most melodic way was chosen by the people of Kissamos to send one of the most important messages of the time. So “no more plastic” and this year’s…