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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…

The voice of Crete

Vlatos, August 11th 2019 – Cretan music filled the summer night of Vlatos last night, leaving the audience mesmerised with the beautiful lute play and songs by Kyriakos Stavrianoudakis. His voice, strong and emotional, brought people to sing along and…

President unveils a st​atue of Selinos Ireneos Galanakis in Kastelli

Kastelli, 9th of August 2019 – The President of the Republic unveiled the bust to the blessed Metropolitan of Kissamos – Selinos Ireneos Galanakis and was declared an honorary public Kissamos during a special event held at the town hall….

Talking chestnuts in Elos

Elos, July 28th 2019 – Today a meeting took place discussing the cooperation of chestnut farmers. Chaired by Prof. A. Kiritsakis and Mr. X. Anousakis the participants approved financial year 2018 and discussed many other topics. The most interesting was…

Elafonisi finally has a doctor

Elafonisi, 26th July, 2019 – Elafonisi has a doctor. After many years of lobbying by the people of Innachorio, Mr. Theodoris Stathakis opened a medical aid station in Elafonisi. The station will be open starting Monday until 15 September to…

Playground part 1

Vlatos, 23rd July, 2019 – Thanks to New Horizons, Vlatos’ cultural society and with the help of Mr Stelios Petrakis, the village soon will have a children’s playground. Set behind the museum, in the shade of old oaks, this playground…

Hellenic sounds

Vlatos, 22nd of July, 2019 – Last night Vlatos Jazz welcomed Maria Louka (percussion), Jorgos Zacharioudakis (wind, piano) and Kostas Kiritsakis (lyra, lute) to the stage. They took the audience on a trip through Greece with their wonderful performance. Of…

Stathakis on €10M EUSF funding for Kissamos

Kissamos, 19th July, 2019 – The mayor of Kissamos, mr Theodoris Stathakis thanks all institutions involved in securing €10.000.000 funding from the European Union Solidarity Fund. This funding is to be used to repair the damages to the local infrastructure…

Giortes Rokkas

In this seventh year of Giortes Rokkas, the sound of the villages and the motion of their people are the mainstay. The visitors-viewers form their path within the villages, listening to stories, songs and music, voices and whispers that lead…

Vasilis Makrakis’ Unique Flavour

Milia, 26th June 2019 – When in the neighborhood you should take time to have a meal at Milia Mountain Retreat and taste chef Vasilis Makrakis’ unique flavours. Here are some mouthwatering suggestions.

Working the roads

Vlatos, June 26th, 2019 – Rain is predicted for today, which is very unusual for this time of the year. In Vlatos the prefecture of Crete is still clearing the roads and waterways after this winters’ catastrophe. First the clean-up…

Agia Triada

Vlatos, June 16th, 2019 – The celebration of the church of Agia Triada in Vlatos. Kneeling 3 times and sardines, cheese and wine as a reward. Χρονα Πολα και το χρονο!

Truly Cretan – Polichronakis and Fragkioudakis on Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos, June 9th, 2019 – Never did we hear such powerful Cretan songs as last night at Vlatos Jazz. Michalis Polichronakis sang with such dedication and heart, he touched everyone in the audience. On the laouto, he was accompanied by…