Dear friends,

For the 2nd consecutive year, the Municipality of Chania organizes the music and dance event of “Traditional Strata” .

Having gained the experience of 2022, this year we present the 2nd cycle of the Traditional Strata, honoring our roots and traditions, transferring the values, culture and customs of our place.

The Traditional Strata is now an institution. This is reflected to the large participation of the Traditional Clubs of Chania and the great intensity and energy with which they serve it, but also to the positive comments of locals and visitors.

The purpose is to highlight the special cultural identity of Chania, through tradition, traditional clothingand the unique musical, dancing and vocal abilities of the members of the clubs, creating unique experiences and   lifelong memories for the residents of our city and for our visitors.

Starting on 20/06/2023 and every Tuesday throughout the summer, groups from traditional clubs of Chania, accompanied by traditional musical instruments and artists, will be touring the area of the Venetian port, reviving the “Traditional Strata” with music and songs. The tour will be ending at the Metropolitan Church Square at 21:00. There the special program -action prepared by the participating club will be taking place and the audience will be able to dance and sing in a big group of friends!

This year 18 Clubs from Chania and one from Australia (Sydney) are participating.The official opening took place on Tuesday 20/06/2023 at the Venetian Port of Chania, in the presence of the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

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