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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…

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…

Winemaking

Vlatos, September 12th, 2019 – Yesterday evening we helped Vasilis Makrakis, the chef of Milia Restaurant, with the making of his white wine. Tons of grapes were processed to make his truly Unique Flavour.

A new school year starts in Elos

Elos, September 11th, 2019 – After the summer holidays, the children of Innachorio are going back to school. The only school for children up to 12 years old is in Elos. We wish them all the best!

Celebration of Theodokos in Vlatos

Vlatos, September 8th, 2019 – Last Sunday the village of Vlatos celebrated Theodokos, the protector of the main church. Around 200 people attended mass and had a meal together on a beautiful September morning. Here are some pictures of this…

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.

The last petrol station before Elafonisi

Do not forget to fill up on petrol before going to Elafonisi at the Elos petrol station. Here you can get coffee, sandwiches and refreshments.

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.

Drink your coffee in Vlatos’ caféneon

On the road to Milia you will find the Vlatos caféneon which is run by mister Jorgos. Open in the morning and in the afternoon you will find here not only coffee or refreshments but also many products of of…

Areti Kamilaki records music in Vlatos

Vlatos, August 27th, 2019 – The famous violinist Areti Kamilaki recorded a couple of songs in the Vlatos Jazz venue. She played at Vlatos Jazz last Sunday. Here is a video of the event:

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…