Find here information about events in Greek-islands and its cities. Participate in the festivities and celebrations organised by the city of Chania, where you will be travelling to and learn more about the locals as well as their culture.
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In Chania you may find events to suit all ages and tastes and the most perfect part is that they are easily accessible with your car hire. While visiting Chania for business or pleasure, there is always time for you to immerse yourself in the festivals in Chania, that might take place just nearby. Enjoy exploring Chania with the help of your car hire but first check out the weather on our Weather Page! Find accommodation in Chania, possibly near the event you wish to attend.
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (25th March) – This is a national holiday celebrating the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. It also celebrates the Greek Revolution against the Turks. Parades take place and festivities of music and food in the village of Paleochora for this annual event in Chania.
The Agricultural August (1st – 10th August) – An agricultural annual festival in Chania that takes place at the old Venician Port. It features dance events, art as well as encouraging local agricultural commodities. Blessing of the fruit of the earth (First Sunday of August) – This religious service takes place in the village of Kato Episkopi at The Monastery of Archangel Michael for this annual event in Chania. Transfiguration of Jesus (6th August) – Many villages celebrate this annual festival in Chania- Likotinara, Plemeniana, Karres, Sassalos,Voukolies, Maleme and others. The Assumption of Virgin Mary (15th August) – The villages of Therissos and Chrisoskalitissa are the settings for this important religious festival in Chania. St. Ioannis Rigologos festival (29th August) – Homage is paid to this Saint at this annual religious festival in Chania throughout the villages of Douliana, Stilos, Giona Rodopos, Manoliopoulo and Kournas.
Festivity of St. George (23rd April) – St George is one of the most important Saints in the orthodox calendar and is honoured by celebrations taking place in many of the villages of Chania. Shepherds in the village of Assi Gonia especially celebrate this annual festival in Chania by presenting meat, pilaf and milk to the locals.
Sardine festival (1st - 10th September) – This traditional annual Chania festival takes place in Souda and Nea Chora. The Holy Cross (14th September) – An important annual religious festival in Chania. St. Nikitas festival (15th September) – A variety of athletic competitions take place at this annual religious festival in Chania held in Fragokastelo. Virgin Mary Mirtidiotissa (24th September) – This Chania event takes place in the village of Kythira for this festival of the Mirtidiotissa Monastery. World Day of Tourism (27th September) – The ancient harbour is the setting for this annual event in Chania.
Feast of the Saint John (8th May) – A religious festival in Chania taking place in the village of Sfakia incorporating feasting and partying. Celebration of the battle of Crete (second fortnight of May) – This annual event commemorates the battle of Crete and several cultural events take place throughout the island remembering those whose lost their lives. Athletic events (May - September) – Celebrating the coming of summer is this annual event in Chania, whereby a variety of sports activities such as beach volley and soccer are organised by the municipality of Nea Kydonia.
Holy Fathers (7th October) – This annual religious festival is held in the village of Azogyras where people can visit the spectacular cave of the Holy Fathers. Chestnut festivity (end of October or beginning of November) – Elos village stages this annual festival in Chania.
Cherries Festivity - A unique annual festival in Chania, held in the village of Karanou, featuring live music, tantalising wine and sumptuous cherries. Feast of St John the Baptist (24th June) – A religious event honouring the birthday of Saint John the Baptist as well as the summer solstice. Festival of St. Ioannis Klidonas (24th June) – Homage is paid to this historic Saint at this annual religious event. Festivities unfold for this occasion in the villages of Akrotiri, Perivolia, Therisso, Vamvakopoulo and Fres. Petros and Pavlos festivity (26th June) – This annual religious festival in Chania takes place in the village of Kalives and commemorates the feast of the Holy Apostles. Naval week festival (29th June – 6th July) – The harbour stages this annual event in Chania with much celebration.
Tsikoudia (local drink) festivity – This local drink festival in Chania unfolds in the villages of Neoria - Chania, Loutraki Kidonias, Kandanos and the Lake of Platanias. Archangel Michael (8th November) – The Archangel Michael chapel located in the imposing canyon of the gorge in the village of Aradena is where this annual Chania festival takes place. Festival of St. Catherine (25th November) – Koustogerako is the setting for this annual religious festival in Chania which celebrates the Matron Saint of this name.
Agios Antonios Festival (1st – 2nd July) – Saint Antonios beach near Sougia is the setting for this annual festival in Chania. Lissos Festival (15th July) – This Chania festival sees followers come to the ancient Lissos either by boat or on foot to celebrate Saint Kirikos. Elafonisia (21st – 28th July) – The monument of Elafonisi is celebrated at this annual event in Chania with activities, athletic games, live music, performances including honouring the elderly. Cultural Summer Events (July - August - September) – Organised by the borough of Chania is this annual summer festival in Chania featuring stage performances, theatre, displays, concerts, music and more. Pottery Festival (30th July) - This unique ceramic annual festival in Chania takes place in the village of Nozia.
Christmas Eve (24th December) – Carol singing takes place all over the city to celebrate this annual festival in Chania. New Year Festival (31st Dec – 1st Jan) – The Market Square hosts this seasonal festival in Chania organised by the borough of the city to welcome the New Year in.
Scheduled Events can be subject to change. Prior to travelling, we advise you to contact the organisers to check the event will take place.