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Heraklion’s Carnival (nearly every year) – This Heraklion festival features a spectacular carnival featuring masked and costumed people meandering through the main street of the city.
The Festival of the Grape of Archanes - A traditional festival that takes place in the wine producing village of Archanes. Festival of the “Metamorphosis of Christ” (6th Aug) - A annual religious festival in Heraklion that is celebrated in the villages of Archanes, Youchtas and Arkalohori. Celebration of Panagia “Virgin Mary” (15th Aug) - This National holiday is celebrated by dancing, drinking and feasting in celebration of this religious event in Heraklion. The Musical Workshop Labyrinth (last week in August) – Houdetsi village stages this annual event in Heraklion, arranged by the borough of Heraklion and features musical instruments and traditional music. Festival of St. Fanourios (27th Aug) – The Monastery of Varsamonero in Zaros is where this religious festival in Heraklion takes place.
1821 Memorial Parade (25th March) – The annual procession in the city honours the Greek rebellion against the Ottomun rule at this annual event in Heraklion.
Trigos Festival - This is the annual traditional ‘Grape Harvesting’ festival in Heraklion. Birth of the Virgin Mary (8th September) – This religious festival in Heraklion unfolds at the Monastery of Panagia Kera.
The festival of Agios Ioannis Klidonas (24th June) – An annual Heraklion festival commemorating the day with the most light, dancing and drinking the local Cretan drink (Tsikoudia) are enjoyed.
“Raki” Distillation – This traditional event in Heraklion is the annual distillation of the Cretan drink ‘raki’, which is also accompanied by the traditional ‘meze’ (food).
St. Paraskevi festival of Pendamodi Village (26th July) - An annual religious festival in Heraklion. Cultural Events (July and August) – A variety of cultural events in Heraklion take place, as well as in the surrounding villages. Heraklion - Summer "Heraklion – Kalokairi" (1st July – 25th September) – An array of festivals and events are arranged by the borough of Heraklion, which are staged at the outdoor theatres of the city. The diverse program incorporates children’s activities, contemporary and ancient theatre performances, music concerts and much more.
Festival of the opening of the new wine barrels (third week in November). St Minas Parade (11th November) – This Heraklion festival commemorates Saint- Minas with a celebration in the city’s main street and a church service.
Scheduled Events can be subject to change. Prior to travelling, we advise you to contact the organisers to check the event will take place.