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Heraklion Events


Heraklion Summer Arts Festival
In mid August in the village Archanes a wine festival takes place and in the village of Houmeri a similar feast is organized in the beginning of August. Wine festivals always come with a lot of wine, raki, local delicacies and music!
 

Wine Festivals
In mid August in the village Archanes a wine festival takes place and in the village of Houmeri a similar feast is organized in the beginning of August. Wine festivals always come with a lot of wine, raki, local delicacies and music!
 

Expatriate Festival
In August in Kastelli village, the Expatriate festival takes place accompanied by traditional music and dances in honour of people who left the area and immigrated elsewhere in order to live and work.
 

Carnival
Every year the city of Heraklion organizes a carnival parade and other accompanying events to celebrate the carnival with music, dances and drinking.
 

Religious Events and Festivities
Almost every feast is usually accompanied by a celebration with wine, local specialties, songs and dances.
Find below some of the most remarkable religious celebrations in Heraklion prefecture:
  • In the village Arkalochori, on the 6th of August the Transfiguration of the Christ is celebrated.
  • On the 15th of August in the monastery of Rodia the celebration of the Assumption of Holy Mary (Panagia) takes place. This is one of the biggest feasts of Christianity in Greece and is celebrated with great honours throughout the country.
  • On August 25th the feast of Saint Titus takes place, honoring the patron saint of the island.

 


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