Feasts & Festivals

Beginning of the summer: Venizelia - National track events at the National Stadium of Chania.

May - September: Athletic events in the municipality of Nea Kydonia which include: Beach volley - Beach Soccer - Beach Handball and racket games.

July - August - September: Cultural Summer Events of the municipality of Chania.They include music and stage performances at the theatre of Eastern Trench, Public Garden, Venizelio music school, Park of Peace and Friendship and other events in several neighbourhoods of the town. Cultural summer events are also organised by the municipality of Kisamos, Nea Kydonia, Pelekanos and Georgioupolis.

June: Cherries Festivity in Karanou.

24 June: Festivity of St. Ioannis Klidonas, in Fres, Akrotiri, Perivolia, Therisso, Vamvakopoulo.

29 June - 6 July: Naval week festival.

21-28 July: Elafonisia - Municipality of Inahorio. They include: memorial service at the monument of Elafonisi, athletic games, performances, festivity in honour  of the elderly and traditional treat.

26 July: "Promotion of Kisamos" - Club, Grambousa pilgrimage excursion from the port of Kisamos to Balos and to the island of Grambousa.

30 July: "Pottery Festival" in Noxia.

30-31 July: Wine festival in Vouves.

First Sunday of August: Blessing of the fruit of the earth at the Monastery of Archangel Michael (Rotonda) Kato Episkopi.

July: Festivity of Kalitsouni cheese pie, in Kandanos.

July: Naval week in the old harbour and every second year in Palaiochora and Georgioupolis.

8-9 August: Wine festival in Vouves.

1-10 August:Venetian Harbour of Chania photography exhibition for Chania Music Tradition, dance - dancers.

16 August: Honey Festival in Afrata.

1-10 September: Sardine festival in Nea Chora and in Souda.

27 September: World Day of Tourism. Festive events at the old harbour of Chania.

End of Ocrober or beggining of November: Chestnut festivity in Prases and Elos

November: Tsikoudia (local drink) festivity in Neoria - Chania, Loutraki Kidonias, Kandanos, Lake of Platanias.

31 December - 1 January: Festive welcome of the new year at the Market Square organised by the Municipality of Chania.