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A night of tango

Vlatos, august 9th, 2020 – It was a night filled with Argentinian tango at Vlatos Jazz. Curator Maria Manousaki played her violin and Roman Gomez on piano and bandoleon gave the audience a night to remember. Tango in the mountains…

Mixalis Loufardakis and Kyriakos Stavrianoudakis at Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos, August 2nd, 2020 – Under the full moon of August 2 wonderful local musicians performed at Vlatos Jazz. Mixalis Loufardakis and Kyriakos Stavrianoudakis played their take on famous Cretan songs for an enthusiastic audience.

Ilias Choreftakis at Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos, July 27th 2020 – [Videos and Pictures] Last night Vlatos Jazz hosted a concert by Ilias Choreftakis. Outside we hear the night birds under a starlit sky, inside the beautiful sounds of Ilias Choreftakis’ violin, accompanied by guitar and…

Marmitas Trio at Vlatos Jazz

The first concert of the summer was performed by the Marmitas Trio playing acoustic versions of famous pop and jazz tunes.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A Japanese who speaks Greek

Vlatos, September 14th, 2019 – Mister Toshei Ishimoto is a Professor of Art and Culture at Shizouka University in Japan. Toshei San visited Innachorio to do research of the social economic effects of eco-tourism. Milia hosted his stay and Jorgos…