The Holy Monastery of Toplou, outside Sitia, has announced that pilgrims will not be allowed for the feast of Saint Isadore at remote Cape Sidero.
Heraklion celebrates Koulouma at Karavolas March 2nd in colorful tradition marked by Cretan music, treats, dancing, and amazing kite flying.
Coming next month, one of the most momentous and notorious events in Crete history is celebrated. May 20th, 1941, the skies over this ancient island darkened with the parachutes of thousands of Nazi paratroopers in what was one of the largest airborne invasions in history. The Battle of Crete saw the Third Reich victorious, but not without massive resistance from Cretans and British soldiers stationed there.