Feasts & Festivals

Friday after Easter: Zoodohos Pigi: Kera beach, Kalives

Holy Trinity (usually during May): Kalives.

Assumption: Kandanos (1).

6 May: St. Dikaios: Elos, beautiful view and a unique festival.

8 May: St. John: St. John Sfakia. Traditional local festival.

Holy Spirit: Strovles (2).

Last Sunday of May: Thymian Virgin Mary: Sfakia.

8 June: St. Theodoroi: on Thodorou island.

24 June: St. John: Sebronas, Apopigadi, the festival takes place on a very high place with unique view.

29 June: Petros and Pavlos festivity: Kalives.

1-2 July: St. Antony: Sougia, Harei. Traditional festival which takes place in Harei. The way to Harei on foot is two hours using the E4 path from Sougia Agia Roumeli and has amazing view to the beach and the mountains. Man can also go by boat from Sougia. At night you stay in the countryside.

15 July: St. Kirikos: Lissos.

6 August: "The transfiguration of the saviour": in Kalives, Xirosterni, Likotinara, Gigifes "The Christ of the Spring, Voukolies, Maleme, Kakopetro, Plemeniana, Karres, Sassalos.

15 August: "Tha Assumption of the Virgin": Voulgaro, Gonia, Pemonia, Fre, Kolibari, Hrisoskalitisa, Platania, Therisos, Palaia Roumata, Kefalas, Pemonia,Meskla, Loutraki, Orthouni, Exopolis, Litsarda, Alikabos, Kalives, Kefalas Vamou, Kalikratis, Koustogerako.

24 August: St. Fanourios: in Vrises Apokoronas, Kiparisos, Rapaniana.

29 August: St. Ioannis Rigologos: in Giona Rodopos, Manoliopoulo, Kournas, Douliana, Stilos.

14 September: The Holy Cross: Alikianos, Xamoudoxori, Varipetro, Tavronitis, Nippos, Rodovani.

15 September: St, Nikitas: in Fragokastelo with the organisation of horse races and athletic games

24 September: Virgin Mary Mirtidiotisa: Kalives.

7 Octomber: Holy Fathers: in Azogire.

8 November: Michael Archangel: Floria, Aradaina.

21 November: The presentation of the virgin Mary: at the Cathedral of Chania.

25 November: St. Kathrin: Koustogerako.

6 December: St. Nikolas: Souda island, Splangia.

12 December: St. Spriridonas: Cathedral of Kissamos.

24 December: Christmas night: Representation of the birth of Jesus in Topolia and Marathokefalas caves.

(1)  The festival has no date, because it is "moveable" - 40 days after Orthodox Easter .
(2)
The festival has no date, because it is "moveable" - 50 days after Orthodox Easter .