Great Evening Out in Western Crete: 12th-20th August
July-August are two months of annual celebration across Greece’s municipalities big and small. Kissamos-Kastelli is a shining example of combining the area’s commerce with cultural events into the Kissamos Culture festival organised by the town’s cultural committee. Funds from central and regional governments support the week. Each evening between 630pm and 1130pm the town becomes alive attracting locals and visiting tourists alike.
The National Minister of Energy and Environment, George Stathakis, (#Cretan himself who was born in the area in Chania) was on hand to give his support at the opening ceremonies. Stathakis has a close connection to Britain. He studied Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business and holds a PhD in Economics from Newcastle University, U.K.
If you are visiting on holiday anywhere along the northwest coast of Crete, or a local expat looking to do something different then why don’t you pop along and see for yourself what the exhibitors of local produce have on offer and thereby supporting the local Cretan economy? If you plan to eat, the best time is after 930pm – when the Greeks do it.
So that is Kissamos – for driving directions, GPS @35.495102,23.654321,18 aim for Skalidi Street in the centre of town on the seaward side of the main road through the town. The area is rich in agriculture and wine growing and is close to some of Crete’s best beaches and surfing locations. Sometimes the town is referred to as just Kastelli, or written on street signs as Kissamou instead of Kissamos.
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