Heraklion Festivities & Entertainment







host various


throughout the year:


  • Easter (every year)
    The Festival of Agios Georgios at Kasteli
  • May (every year)
    The Festival of the Cherry at Krousonas
  • 24 June (every year)
    The Festival of Agios Ioannis Klidonas, where you can taste fruits
    and tsikoudia at Agios Miron
  • 1 July - 25 September (every year)
    Every year the Heraklion City Council organizes a summer arts festival "Heraklion – Kalokairi" at venues throughout the city, including the open-air theatres of Nikos Kazantzakis and Manos Hatzidakis
  • July & August (every year)
    Cultural events at Moires, Festos and Tymbaki
  • 6 August (every year)
    The Festival of Metamorphosis at Arkalohori
  • 15 August (every year)
    The Festival of Panagia at Rodia
  • August (every year)
    Several cultural events and the Festival of the Grape of Archanes, at Archanes
  • August (every year)
    Three day cultural events and the memorial for the 820 inhabitants that where executed, on September the 14th, at Viannos
  • September (every year)
    The 2 days cultural event during September in Arkalohori