1 July – 30 September 2017
Nikiti | Sithonia
Stratos Kalafatis’ pictures document the self-governed Greek Monastic State of of Mount Athos – and center of Orthodox Monasticism – revealing its essence, experientially and spiritually more than aesthetically. They paint the tales of more than 25 journeys, 200 days and nights using saturated electric hues, full face portraits, wide-angle shots and –above all– impressively skilful nocturnal landscapes. The photographer’s gaze conveys the weight of the Holy Mountain’s thousand-year tradition, its history and spirituality, its inner riches and outward poverty, in entirely contemporary forms, with the sensibility of our own era, blending the glossy and the imposing into an entirely idiosyncratic Pop style. These elements combine into a unitary whole and serve a single goal: avoiding the pictorial, shunning a documentaristic verisimilitude. He doesn’t document; his interest lies in the pith, the feel, in what’s hidden inside the shell of the obvious, in traces of the absent, the latent essence. In the unseen.
Venue: Technopolis Nikitis, Nikiti Beach
Opening hours: daily 22.00-24.00
[Text © Nikos Xydakis, Stratos Kalafatis | Translated into English by Michael Eleftheriou]
July 1 (Saturday) 8:00 pm - September 30 (Saturday) 12:00 am EEST
7 July -
7 July – 26 August 2017
Municipality of Poligiros (several places) | Halkidiki
Each summer more than 25 cultural and traditional events take part at the Municipality of Poligiros, making your vacation eventful, unique and special. Beside concerts by singers, artists and bands, many popular folk events are taking place all around the villages of the Municipality of Poligiros.
It’s a unique opportunity to engange with the locals and be part of their celebrations!
The full programme can be found here (in Greek only)
July 8 (Saturday) - August 26 (Saturday)
SANI FESTIVAL |
SANI FESTIVAL | 25th anniversary
8 July-19 August 2017
This year Sani Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary,
with many great artists on the stage of Sani Hill!
When Sani Resort began the Sani Festival‘s first performance at Sani Hill in 1992, there was excitement, unavoidable anxiety, expectation, ambition to continue, but ignorance of the size that this unique cultular iniative would have for the country. And this year, the Sani Festival, one of the first private initiatives in Greece, is celebrating its 25th anniversary, with resonance around the world and fanatical fans, who are eagerly awaiting its start every summer.
The aim was for the Festival to have a specific cultural stamp, an artistic identity within a thematically structured program. The original Jazz on the Hill soon became “sister” sections with – Sani Classic, Sounds of the World, Greek Variations, cinematic music, theatrical and visual projects etc. – that led to development while being recognized in an even wider public. And if the invites of great names showed from the beginning its dynamics, the warm response of legends of the international artistic scene in the process has made it the top of such events. “So,” continues the artistic director, “this year we invite our favorite artists from the international and domestic stage, some of whom we set up for the first time in the Greek audience to celebrate together. But also others, that for the first time, we host, knowing and recognizing their work, we love “.
July 8 (Saturday) 9:00 pm - August 19 (Saturday) 12:30 am EEST
Amphitheatre of Siviri | Kassandra
The scenic open-air theatre of Siviri, a seaside village in west Kassandra, is the venue for series of plays and music performances.
The Festival of Kassandra is one of the most remarkable, dynamic and well known institutions of Halkidiki. It takes place every year since 1993 in the Amphiteatre of Siviri.
It covers a wide range in field of Arts and Culture from Music, Songs, Dance, Theatrical Performances and Cinema with participants from Greece and abroad as well.
Visit the official page of the festival: http://www.kassandrafestival.gr
July-August 2017 Amphitheatre of
Amphitheatre of Nea Moudania | West Coast
The top cultural event of the Municipality of Nea Propontida is definitely the “FESTIVAL OF THE SEA”, monopolising the summer nights of locals and visitors, giving them the opportunity to enjoy high quality theatrical performances and be carried away by the magical music flooding the night.
A 2000 people place, a hairbreadth from the sea. Lined eastwards by the Kassandra peninsula, the theatre faces the expanse of the Aegean Sea and enjoys westwards, a unique sunset with Mount Olympus in the background. The perfect setting for the festival.
July 21 (Friday) 9:00 pm - August 26 (Saturday) 11:00 pm
27-30 July 2017 Gerakini
27-30 July 2017
Gerakini | Halkidiki
For the 5th year in a row, the Association of Fine Art of Halkidiki is organising a group art exhibition with the title: “… at Gerakinis’ cellars”. This year’s thematic is about Halkidiki as a place for inspiration: mthology, history, tradition, enviroment.
75 artists are participating in the exhibition will show their version of Halkidiki. The art pieces imprint the artists’ personal perception of the destination using elements from its mythology, long history, unique tradition and unspoiled landscape.
Venue: Warehouse of Mine at the beach of Gerakini
Operating hours: 19.00-23.00
27 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 30 (Sunday) 11:00 pm EEST
Beach of Gerakini