An extensive and extremely fascinating series of exhibitions have been organized on the Cyclades islands this summer by the Cyclades Ephorate of Antiquities.
The much talked about ”Santorini Experience 2018” competition of running and swimming finished off last week on the magnificent Greek island. Competitors and spectators from around the world enjoyed a stellar three day festival of sport and touristic magic. Argo would like to share the magic with you with stunning video and Instagram from Santorini.
The first-ever SwimRunHydra will be held from 16 to 18 November on the popular island of Hydra. The event is part of the TRIMORE Multisports TOUR and is co-organised by the Municipality of Hydra and Sailing Club of Hydra.
A Siberian runner bests a throng of competitors to reach the summit (2,456 meters) of Crete’s tallest peak, Psilopritis Mountain (Mt. Ida). In a race event spanning two days, runners from 20 nations competed in a variety of events in celebration of Crete, Minoan, and Greek traditions. The call to “Run in the footsteps of Zeus” was answered by Russian Dmitrii Usharov and many others at the 9th annual Psiloritis Race on Crete.
The international show Philoxenia is the absolute destination for all operators of the tourism sector. For 2017, the most significant, the longest running and the largest tourism fair in the country, welcomes trade visitors and public in November 10-12 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Conference Center.
Starting tomorrow, September 25th, “World Tourism Day” comes to Heraklion in Crete. Organized by the Region of Crete, the event will open at St. Catherine’s Square with a sanctification by the Archbishop of Crete Reverend Mr Irenaeus.
Every year, toward the end of summer, the local villages around Crete celebrate a variety of festive occasions. In the Rethymno area, the tiny village of Garazo is not exception, locals and visitors each year celebrate a wonderful Citrus Festival there. Organized by the Cultural Association of Garazo, participants were treated to our island’s best traditional citrus recipes and more there last weekend.
Coming to Athens in October, the first annual Art Links international art collective group exhibition connects creatives across artistic genres. Focused on art in the new collective society, this inaugural event is set to kick off 10 – 15 October in Athens, Greece at The Hub Events venue.
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.
Our coverage of the first ever Cretan Union Cup Regatta begins as the participating captains sail out from Chania Harbor to line up for the race start.
Coming this month Greece’s largest contemporary art fair, Art Athina will welcome almost 20,000 professionals to Athens. The art fair will be held this year at the storefront Faliro Pavilion, one of the busiest and most picturesque spots in the city.
Running now through April 7, the Greek National Opera presents the wonderful operetta Halima, by Theophrastos Sakellaridis. With a restored score, and with its original orchestration, Halima is both a new production and reflective of the original master work.