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Elafonissi Beach named as one of the Top 5 Beaches in The World

With the most striking crystal blue waters and pink sand, it’s no wonder Elafonissi in Crete has been named as Greece’s best beach and one of the Top 5 beaches at the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2018.

Saving or destroying whales and dolphins on western Crete

From sperm whales to dolphins, marine mammals in the eastern Mediterranean face a lethal threat from oil and gas exploration. Before the giants of oil and gas joined the litany of threats facing Greek sperm whales, the plight of the…

Yiannis Kassetas at Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos June 2nd 2019 – On Sunday Vlatos Jazz presented Yiannis Kassetas, a fabulously talented saxophone player who played with Kostadinos Stouraitis on guitar. They played a mix of classic jazz tunes and their own compositions. This combo made the…

Jorgos Makrakis elected in the Kissamos city council

Vlatos, 29th May 2019 – Counting all the votes from the election last Sunday resulted in a new composition of the Council of Kissamos. The new mayor will be Mr. Mylonakis. The current mayor Mr. Stathakis will take place in…

Election day (x4)

Vlatos, May 26th – Today the Greeks vote in 4 different elections, for Europe, for Crete, for Kissamos and for the village, Vlatos. A lot of ballots make the voting process quite slow, but steady goes it. May the best…

Lovely Innachorio video

The municipality of Kissamos produced this lovely video of Innachorio. Check it out!

Agios Konstantinos and Eleni panagyri

Vlatos, 21st May 2019: The celebration of the church of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni. Following an almost destroyed road to the small church in the lower parts of Vlatos, the local people celebrated with a small panagyri.

Discussing the future of Innachorio

Vlatos, May 19th, 2019: Jorgos Makrakis invited people from all the villages of Innachorio to discuss the future of our beloved area.

The one man​ band: Akis Pitsakis

Last night Akis Pitsakis performed at Vlatos Jazz. Akis is a one-man band. He plays guitar, violin, ney and he sings Greek songs in a progressive way using loop machines. It is a great pleasure seeing him perform.

Innachorio elections 2019

Yesterday the mayor of Kastelli toured around Innachorio together with the local candidate Jorgos Makrakis. The visited local cafes in Vlatos, Rogdia, Chrissoskalitissa, Livadia, and Kampos. Here they explained their ideas and answered questions of the locals. The main topic…

Kastelli mayor vistis​ Vlatos

In the run-up to the elections the mayor of Kastelli, Mr Theodoris Stathakis, visited Vlatos today. He met with the villagers in the beautiful kafeneio to discuss his plans for the coming period and to answer questions posed by concerned…

Running up to the elections

The mayor of Kissamos Mr Theodoris Stathakis opened his parties election office in the city yesterday evening. He spoke about his achievements over the last 4 years and introduced his running mates on the square of Kissamos. Jorgos Makrakis runs…

Trilateral Jazz Commission

Sunday night is Vlatos Jazz night. This time the Trilateral Jazz Commission, a classic piano trio performed a swinging, jazzy and warm concert for an, unfortunately, very small crowd. A festival like Vlatos Jazz cannot survive without any paying visitors,…

Driving around Innachorio with the Samaria National Park

On Thursday Jorgos Makrakis took representatives of the Samaria National Park for a tour through Innachorio. They inspected the damage done by the water to roads, paths and riverbeds.

Elections 2019: Vote for Jorgos Makrakis!

It is election time in Greece. Apart from the elections for the new EU parliament, local elections in Greece will take place on May 26th. There may not live or reside so many foreigners with a right to vote here…

Vlatos Jazz

Brilliantly played, fantastic atmosphere and a great audience. It was a blast! Vlatos Jazz had the honor of hosting Mathieu Durmarque on alt and soprano saxophone and Steffan Oloffson on keyboard playing their interpretations of classic jazz tunes. Here are…

Panagyri at Agia Sofia

On the third day after Easter the church of Agia Sofia in Katsamatados is celebrated with mass and after that food, drink and dance.

Discussing the problems with rivers and roads

Together with representatives of the perfecture and the municipality the people of Innachorie discussed how to clear the rivers and roads in Innachorio, this morning in Elos. Decided was to focus on the main rivers and the roads that lead…

Δημήτρης Κολιακουδάκης, Αλέξανδρος Χατζής, Γιώργος Τζουγανάκης at Vlatos Jazz

Last Sunday, April 14th, Vlatos Jazz presented the night of the guitars, featuring Δημήτρης Κολιακουδάκης, Αλέξανδρος Χατζής, Γιώργος Τζουγανάκης. Here is some video of the event.