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Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Persians by Aeschylus at Fortezza

The Persians by Aeschylus, is the second part and only surviving work of a trilogy and the only surviving Greek tragedy which is based on actual events of the time, recording the defeat of the Persians and the triumph of the Greek spirit which Aeschylus himselfparticipated in.A production by the Cyprus Theatre Organisation will bring to the fore the incessant inner vibes of Aeschylus’ through this ancient Greek drama,first presented at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus in 2017 to much acclaim. Aris Biniaris directs,together with a team of talented actors from Greece and Cyprus.

 

The performance will be performed in Greek

 

Performance starts at 9:30pm

 

Tickets from 16euros  - children & students  12 euros

 

Pre-Sale: info kiosk 4Martires sqr  

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Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Sea Turtle return to the wild

Witnessing a sea turtle being released back to the sea is a rather rare occasion. An opportunity to attend such a public event in Rethymno presents itself with the release of a loggerhead given the name "Anastasia", by ARCHELON. ARCHELON ’s locally based field team is organizing the transport from the Rescue Centre near Athens to Crete and the event marks the start of the implementation of the TUI Turtle Aid - Sea Turtle Welcome Program on Crete.

Anastasia is an adult female loggerhead turtle, weighing 52 kilos and 75 centimeters long. She was found with a severe wound on the head in northern Greece on February 2nd, 2018 and was given first aid and clinical tests in the Unit for Wild and Exotic Animals of the Veterinary School, University of Thessaloniki (Head of the unit Ms. N. Komninou). After getting into a stabilized status, the turtle reached the Rescue Center for further treatment and rehabilitation. She is now ready to continue her travels in the Mediterranean Sea.

The volunteers of ARCHELON Rethymno project are happy to acknowledge the cooperation of the Grecotel Group and the Municipality of Rethymno in organizing this event.

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Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Roustika Panigiri

As the birthplace of so many classic Cretan delicacies, Rethymno has become a destinationfor foodies all over the world due to its unbeatable access to some of the freshiest ingrediets that creates unique flavors that can take over the most demanding taster.

A wide range of cheeses, its local produced wines and raki and a variety of traditional dishes, like cheese and green pies, based on the well known based on the well known Cretan Diet and cuisine and the pure cretan olive oil are just a few steps away.

Live a Panigiri experience which is the village festival, a celebration and feast with wine, live musicand dancing combined all together with great success.

 

Visit  Roustika village and until the Panigiri which  starts at 10pm , you’ll have some time on your hands which you can spend strolling around the vilage, seeing the sights and visit the local museum of Traditional Greek costumes Kate & Andreas Fragkiadaki housed in Roustika Melathron and the monastery Profitis Elias.  Roustika is also  ideal for mountain - biking and mountaineering through superb gorges of abundant vegetation and the European track E4. In a near diastance you can visit  ancient town of Lappa, Argiroupolis, the Kournas lake,  Moundros, all of which are of unique natural beauty.

 

Its an exclusive opportunity to experience this celebration which is part of cretan culture.

Roustika Cultural Association organizes the Panigiri with pleanty of food and  local wine and delicacies to the sounds of live Georgios Psaroudaki  band, making the whole event a great oportunity  for locals as well as for visitors to gather and dance.The essence of this celebration impregnated with the cratan hospitality, is that “all are welcome” and treated like family, participating body and soul in the commemoration.

Expect to hear lots of Mandinades, the Cretan folklore poems which are being shaped on spot, creating a very festive atmosphere and dynamic vibe.

Afterall panigiri is a unique chance for all those who want to overstep the boundaries of the typical tourism and want to enrich their holidays with experiencesthat overome them .

Join panigiri to ''live like a local'' and have a taste of the cretan spirit.

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Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Electra Euripides at Fortezza

Electra, a play from Sophocles’ late period (probably written in 412 or 411 BCE), dramatises one of the bleakest episodes in the history of the House of Atreus: the revenge taken by Electra and Orestes against Clytemnestra and Aegisthus for their murder of Agamemnon. Electra, who is the central figure of the drama, keeps the memory of her father’s assassination alive, begging the gods to help her punish his murderers. The return of her brother, the exiled Orestes, sets in train the events that will lead to a double killing.

 

            Sophocles’ drama is steeped in ambiguity, constantly constructing a dense network of images and metaphors that precludes easy conclusions.Sophoclean irony erodes the foundations of the obvious, posing an important question of whether the death of the usurpers is indeed the end of the victims’ misfortunes.

 

Written during the period of tumult caused by the catastrophic Peloponnesian War, Electra bears the marks of the “pathology of war”.The centre of gravity shifts from divine speech to human action, the Delphic Oracle forming part of a world of inconsistencies and contradictions.Electra is an aggressive and untamed creature that “gives birth to wars”. She transforms grief into a tool of revenge, which instead of salving her pain, intensifies her fury.

 

            Of crucial importance for the play and the production is the gradual breakdown of boundaries, plunging the heroes into an uncontrollable and ever-increasing vortex of revenge.  The heroes, ruled by folly, construct a merciless universe in which nothing is brought to a conclusion.Orestes has killed Clytemnestra but the murder of Aegisthus has not yet been carried out.

 

            The play does not have firm conclusion but anabsence. After the matricide, the anticipated murder of Aegisthus is left in abeyance, reinforcing the belief that the “victory” of the heroes has transformed the victims into new persecutors, their tragic fate descending into even deeper darkness.

 

The performance will be performed in Greek

 

Performance starts at 9:30pm

 

Tickets from 18euros  - children & students  13 euros

 

Pre-Sale: info kiosk 4Martires sqr  

Published in EVENTS
Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Mamma Mia

Discover Donna's  young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie. Sophie is now pregnant. Like Donna, she'll be a young mother, and she realizes that she'll need to take risks like her mother did.

Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

Performance starts at 9:30pm

Tickets from 25euros  - children & students  13  & 15euros

Pre-Sale: info kiosk 4Martires sqr  

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Dimitris Moudatsakis is another person that proves it is never too late to follow your dreams; at the age of 84 he is ready to go to university and study history and archaeology.

 

The Cretan man wanted to get a higher education ever since he was in grade school. However, he was forced to go to work at the age of 10. He left his village and went to Heraklion to learn the craft of bookbinding, learning the craft from his uncle.

 

When he finished school, he served in the army and then opened his own bookbinding business. Then he got married and raised a family, working harder to put bread on the table and send his children to university, something that he had not been able to do.

 

Then his children started their own families and made him a grandfather. So, when he retired, it was time to fulfill his own dream: go to university. He went to night classes to get a high-school diploma and then started studying hard to prepare for the university entry exams. He didn’t make it last year, but now he passed the exams and is ready to enroll in September at Rethymnon University.

 

“I wanted to study from a young age. I watched the other kids go to school and envied them. I wanted to go too, but I could not. I did not have the chance,” Moudatsakis told Cretalive.gr. “All those years though, I was always with a book in hand. I always read. Every Saturday, when we got paid, I went and bought a book, which I read through.”

 

The 84-year-old was always fascinated with history and is now prepared to study the subject.  “I am thinking of enrolling for History and Archeology. I am 1,000 points above the previous try last year,” he said.

 

His family was not certain Moutsadakis would make it. “At first, when I returned to school, my wife was saying, ‘What are you going to do?’ And generally they did not think I would have that much strength. And now they are reluctant to go to Rethymnon. They tell me ‘It’s far away, how are you going to go there?’ And I answer them, ‘As long as my strength allows, I will go to the university!’

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Sky Express flights to and from Chania and Athens.

Published in Featured
Friday, 06 July 2018 00:00

Unite Fest

10-11-12 August

MikrsiatonSquare

 

An annual summer Folk Music festival of a worldwide organizing class with what it implies for the participating casts, but also for the audience, that will be present from around the world.

Concerts by famous european folk bands.

 

Free entrance

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The President of the Public Benefit Society of Rethymno stated: "The aim of this event is to highlight Cretan products and, above all, our wines, and at that time we showed that we can go well with our own vintage wine. With all businesses and stores united, we want to prepare even more actions and I thank everyone warmly for their participation and presence here today. "
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