August in Crete
Kalo Mina! Welcome August!
Coveted August has finally arrived.
All Greek locals will arrange their summer gateway from the cities. Most people will return to their place of origin to celebrate the 15th of August with family and friends.
The 15th of august is a very big fest for Greeks as the celebrate Holy Mary and it’s the name day for all Marias and Panagiotas. Locals early in the morning follow the mass at the local church and at the evening fests with traditional Cretan music; Wine and souvlaki are taking place in the squares of the villages. It is national holidays and most shops and public services are closed.
Two plays are to be the 13th & 14th in the amphitheatre of Agia Galini by the theatrical team of amateurs actors. At the link you can find all the fests to be this summer https://www.goodnet.gr/news-item/kalokairi-me-plousio-programma-ekdiloseon-sto-dimo-agiou-basileiou.html
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