For the everyday life of the Cretans, the words of Thucydides in Pericles ' epitaph ' is the Foundation of life. Feasts, fairs, events and various forms of entertainment and fun make up the backbone of the traditional Cretan life.
The social actors of the villages, the cultural associations and church with the assistance of the competent departments of the municipality, take the lead in events, national or local, at social events, and ceremonies (weddings, engagements, christenings), local cults of Saints or chapels (local festivals, musical evenings, concerts), theatrical performances, scientific conferences, artistic encounters (international sculpture Symposium), celebrations – giveaways in nature for the largesse for its products (Wine Festival in Dafnes) and every kind of cultivation way relations and firm up local communities and create indestructible "friendships» in the world lengths and breadth of ...
All the above events held throughout the year either supported, either guided or co-organised, or enhanced, and "motivated" by the Department of cultural events of the municipality of Heraklion.
Events always framed by ardent recipients of invitations to a broader function of 'togheter', in a wonderful continuation of 'open heart' to humans and its values "should" and "friendship", the "humanity" of "filotimo".
On each occasion the Cretan and especially in the villages is willing and ready to erect the revelry, begin singing and dancing, to get into the inner of adjacent, to stand on easily and difficult and comrade-in-arms, Backup Assistant and plus recipient... In sadness and in joy ... With the same fervor and truth in every case ...
The visitor of the page to the corresponding Web page addresses will certainly find events that meet the desires to satisfy the options and to get to know the cultural development and prosperity of the municipal region.
It is a theatre built from stone and wood among olive trees, vineyards, carob trees and other elements of the Cretan flora. Constructed in 2003 and works ever since with great success, of course, in addition to the scheduled events, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday are taking place other events giving the visitor tastes the Cretan artistic tradition.