Culture – Activities
Museums and Archaeological sites are free on March 5th and 6th
Entrance to the archaeological sites, monuments and museums belonging to the State is free, without payment, on the first Sunday of each month from November 1st to March 31st of each year.
March 6th, Memorial Day of Melina Merkour
Entrance to the archaeological sites, monuments and museums belonging to the State is free, without the payment of a fee.
• 100 Years since the Asia Minor Disaster – Asia Minor, Refugee Hellenism Exhibition
After almost three months of operation and hundreds of visitors, the “Asia Minor” Exhibition is closing its doors. Exhibition of Refugee Hellenism” which operates at the Spiritual Center of Chania.
On Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 11.00 am, the last organized tour of the Exhibition will take place.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Disaster, the Region of Crete – Chania Regional Unit and the Pneumatic Center of Chania in collaboration with the Municipality of Chania, KEPPEDIX – KAM, the Pontian Associations of Chania “Romania” and “Panagia Sumela”, the Brotherhood Asia Minor Prefecture of Chania “Agios Polykarpos”, the Center for Asia Minor and Pontic Research, the Greek High School of Chania and the Technical Chamber of Greece / Department of Western Crete present the anniversary historical chronicle: Asia Minor, Exhibition of Refugee Hellenism.
The exhibition is curated by Lefteris Lambrakis, while its organization and production belong to the Cultural Society of Crete.
The exhibition to be held at the Chania Pneumatic Center includes maps, works of art, rare publications, pictures, church relics, photographs, engravings, clothing, jewelry, handicrafts, personal items, war relics, extensive archival material, newspapers, letters, cards and many other evidences. Excerpts from personal testimonies complete the narration of the important History. The material of the Exhibition comes from the collaborating Associations, as well as from private Collections.
Exhibition duration: Thursday, December 15, 2022 – Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00
Presentation of the book: “Spy with a capital M”
Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.,
Pneumatic Center of Chania
The 1st Experimental High School of Chania, in co-organization with the Region of Crete – Regional Unit of Chania and Mediterra Books publications present the book by Platon Malliagas & Christos Fradellos “Spy with a capital M”, which will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., at the Pneumatic Center of Chania.
The event will be accompanied by the Musicians:
Loukia Karakosta, violin
Melpo Papadopoulou, piano
My friend Dostoyevsky
A comic adaptation by Dimitra Papadopoulou from “Dream of a Ridiculous”.
With Pavlos Loutsidis, directed by Kostas Gakis.
Mikis Theodorakis Theater – Exhibition area – Foyer
March 6th , 21:00 – ( Arrival Time: 20:30 )
- The Kadinelia at the Bras De Frères , 5th of March 2023
From the tradition of Greece to the whole world. This musical journey will be offered to us by Kadinelia at Bras De Frères.
A journey in which the timeless sounds of our country acquire a new character through the charismatic guitar melodies and the harmonious singing of the two musicians.
Kadinelia first came into contact in 2013, exchanging ideas and swapping sounds. In the spring of 2014, they reached the final form of their musical project: the enrichment of traditional Greek music with blues and rock elements. Their love for the artistic expression of their peoples soon led them to arrangements of traditional pieces from other countries as well.
Today their music consists of arrangements of traditional sounds, but also of original compositions by Thanasis and Evi. In the fall of 2019, the duo entered the studio. After a month of intensive recording they completed their first album, which was released in May 2020.
On stage, Kadinelia prove that with the right energy even small groups can offer a “full” concert experience. Their dedication and flawless presence on stage have earned them recognition, opening concert doors in all corners of Greece, but also abroad.
• Fotini Velesiotou “Vinyl Laika” at Bras De Frères , 9th of March 2023
Against the times of alienation, Fotini Velesiotou invites her audience to Bras De Frères in Chania, to remember what it’s like to be in a big company. Like when everyone gathered in a living room to indulge in the sounds of a vinyl record.
With a program that honors good folk song, with some songs that are milestones in her discography but mostly well-known and beloved folk songs that have marked entire eras, she connects the past with the present and through the timelessness of the songs, her audience travels to the future .
Panagiotis Papageorgiou: Piano – accordion Orestis Koletsos: bouzouki Nikos Zournis: guitar Dionysis Makris: bass