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On July 25-26, the 17th edition of Yakinthia Festival will pay tribute to the heroes of Erotokritos, the poem composed by Vitsentzos Kornaros in early 17th century, Crete. The poem is considered one of the masterpieces of Cretan literature, is written in Cretan dialect and focuses on the romantic love between Erotokritos and Aretousa.

The festival will feature a modern interpretation of the great poem under the evening Cretan skies, a lecture on the topic “Arethusa: A wounded Lovesick” by Tasoula Markomichelaki, assistant professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an exhibition by Ludovikos of Anogia titled “The Heroes of Erotokritos” and the music performance “Erotokritos” featuring The Hainides & “And yet it moves” Group & Psarantonis!




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  • 4th Tinos International Literary Festival
The 4th Tinos International Literary Festival  will take place on the island of Tinos on July 24 – 26.The audience will have the chance to discover the work of 20 writers and poetsfrom China, USA, Mexico, Israel, Denmark, Croatia, Albania, Kurdistan, and, of course, Cyprus and Greece. The texts will be available in Greek and English translations. Local musicians and dancers will present traditional songs and dances, making the festival more than just a literary event.

The events will take place in Hora (Tinos Cultural Foundation), Dyo Horia and Pyrgos. The organizers of the festival are the Tinos Municipality, the Panhellenic Holly Foundation of Evangelistria of Tinos and the Tinos Cultural Foundation.

  • Syros Int’l Film Festival
  • The second annual Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) is taking place from July 26 to August 1 on the Syros island, drawing on recent Greek and international films.SIFF is committed to screening films underrepresented in mainstream festivals, to promoting Greek and regional films within an international context, and creating a new space for film in Greece.
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