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They say that nowhere in Greece can boast beaches like those of Halkidiki. The region has the perfect
combination of that distinctive Greek light, unspoiled landscapes, colours and fragrances. And the glorious
natural setting is complemented by the rich culinary fare of the region and the living religious traditions
of its people, manifested in a host of feast days and other
ceremonies and rituals.
This is a place where all your senses will come to life, whether on the endless expanses of sand of the fashionable,
cosmopolitan beaches, or in the intimacy of the many secluded bays and coves. The scent of the pine trees and the
salt brine of the sea combine to relax the body and spirit, leaving you at peace to enjoy the grandeur of the
regions famed sunrises and sunsets.
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30th Festival of Kassandra July, 15th-August, 26th, 2022 Amphitheatre of Siviri | Kassandra The Festival of Kassandra is one of the most remarkable, dynamic and well known institutions of
30th Festival of Kassandra
July, 15th-August, 26th, 2022
Amphitheatre of Siviri | Kassandra
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.
The scenic open-air theatre of Siviri, a seaside village in west Kassandra, is the venue for series of plays and music performances.
It covers a wide range in field of Arts and Culture from Live Music concerts to Dance and Theatrical Performances with participants from Greece and abroad as well.
Visit the official page of the festival: http://www.kassandrafestival.gr
Painting exhibition "Magma" by Savvas Poursanidis July, 24 - October 31 2022 | 21:00-00:00 Art Gallery Apothiki | Nikiti, Sithonia Bio Born in Thessaloniki, where
Painting exhibition “Magma”
by Savvas Poursanidis
July, 24 – October 31 2022 | 21:00-00:00
Art Gallery Apothiki | Nikiti, Sithonia
Born in Thessaloniki, where he lives and works. Graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Visual and Applied Arts in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dimitris Kontos’ workshop (1987-1993) In 1985, he initiated the large cycle of his work, using the divine proportions of the golden section as the main structural element. In 1998, he enriched his studies with the perspective of anamorphosis, which he completed in 2004.
For the last twenty years he has been teaching drawing and color to forthcoming students of the Faculty of Fine Arts. He has participated in five group exhibitions so far, where he presented a sample of his studies.
One of those exhibitions was held in the Center of Contemporary Arts “Vellidis”, in Thessaloniki, in 1987. In 2011 he participated in ART – ATHINA, International Meeting of Modern Art, with his work “Guartet” in cooperation with the art Gallery Tsatsis Project – Art Forum
Opening hours: 21.00-00.00 | Free entrance
June 24 (Friday) 9:00 pm - October 31 (Monday) 12:00 am EEST
Polygyros Festival 2022 July 6 - Aug 26 Various areas of Polygyros Municipality For the 14th year, the Municipality of Polygyros welcomes the
Polygyros Festival 2022
July 6 – Aug 26
Various areas of Polygyros Municipality
For the 14th year, the Municipality of Polygyros welcomes the Summer Festival of Art and Culture. The festival opened its gates on July 5th and continues with theatrical performances, music, cinema, dance and parallel events. The summer evenings are complemented by art exhibitions and local feasts. In addition, the Municipality of Polygyros hosts trail runs in mountainous and urban areas on Sept, 4th, while the a street food festival (19-21 Aug., 2022) is also taking place, as well as the Full moon concert at Ancient Olythos (Aug., 12th). The actions of the Municipality will continue in the autumn at various points and the pre-sale of the tickets will take place at the Municipal Radio of Polygyros on the ground floor of the Town Hall.
July 6 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm - August 26 (Friday) 12:00 am
"The Revolution of 1821 in Halkidiki" July 8th, 2022 | 08:30-15:30 [Tuesday closed] Byzantine Museum of Halkidiki – Monastic complex of Nea Flogita
“The Revolution of 1821 in Halkidiki”
July 8th, 2022 | 08:30-15:30 [Tuesday closed]
Byzantine Museum of Halkidiki – Monastic complex of Nea Flogita
In the context of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Halkidiki and Mount Athos designed, organized and presented the periodic exhibition entitled: “The Revolution of 1821 in Halkidiki”, in the Byzantine Museum of Halkidiki – monastic complex of Nea Flogita.
By combining historical documentation with modern interactive and audio-visual technologies, the exhibition seeks to offer the visitor a unique experience, giving him the opportunity to be “virtually” at the centre of the events of the Halkidiki revolution, to enjoy exhibits such as weapons and accessories of the fighters, to study letters from the family archive of Emmanuel Papas, but also to obtain through an interactive multimedia application rich and documented information about the struggle of the revolution in the region.
The exhibition is structured in 2 sections:
In the first section, indicative objects of the fight (weapons, swords, swords, grapples, etc.) related to the sea and the land are presented. Also, it includes an interactive application in a projected digital “bank”, where all the informational content of the exhibition is gathered (Timeline, Biographies of heroes, Important battles, Heroes and Hero-Symbols and Symbolism, The technology of weapons and their relationship with the fighter).
In the second section, a 3D projection mapping installation is presented, which functions as a historical documentary that narrates the events of the Revolution in Halkidiki, also functioning as a virtual environment for the visitor and placing him in the “centre” of the events.
July 8 (Friday) 8:30 am - October 16 (Sunday) 3:30 pm EEST
Byzantine Museum of Halkidiki – Monastic complex of Nea Flogita
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SANI FESTIVAL 9 July – 20 August 2022 Sani Hill | Kassandra #SaniFestival #30yearsSaniFestival #SaniHillMagic #OnlyatSani 30 years of Sani Festival celebrating with a top-class concert
9 July – 20 August 2022
Sani Hill | Kassandra
#SaniFestival #30yearsSaniFestival #SaniHillMagic #OnlyatSani
30 years of Sani Festival celebrating with a top-class concert of the world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli, with jazz, pop and rock legends, and leading Greek performers.
New creators and living legends from the international scene, as well as Greek artists with impressive track records, come together in a programme filled with the rhythm, the melody and the pulse of an institution that stays true to its values and features: originality, high aesthetics and quality, and bridging hospitality and culture.
30 year of Sani Festival: A festival that is a story of love for music and the arts, that shaped a path of innovation, quality and high aesthetics. An entrepreneurial initiative that surpassed all expectations to bridge tourism and culture, Sani Festival has forged a route of international recognition and reach, linking this corner of the Greek map to the international music scene. A festival that will host at the peak of its celebration the biggest music event in the country, a celebratory concert of the world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli.
A bold idea that was born in 1992, Sani Festival was destined to soar, from the first few melodies of Jazz on the Hill to becoming one of the country’s foremost cultural institutions, right on Sani Hill – where the sea, sky and greenery coexist in harmony with the arts, against a backdrop of a medieval tower. Three decades and 385 concerts, performances, events: music legends and new creators from around the world as well as Greek artists who have left their mark have been ascending the stage of Sani Festival for thirty years.
Honouring its continuous trajectory, adhering to the quality and prestige of the concerts it presents, this year’s anniversary edition of Sani Festival presents a unique in Greece, impressive and refreshingly disruptive programme. Sani Hill will welcome foreign and Greek concerts that are milestones of this summer. Living legends of the jazz, pop and rock scene, for whom the Festival is one of few stops on their tours, and artists returning to Greece after decades are just some of the musical propositions that comprise this year’s feast:
Chucho Valdés, Paquito D’Rivera, Al Di Meola, Jack Savoretti, Bob Geldof. Rock and pop music enter the Festival’s music repertoire for the first time, as a festival that continues to evolve. At the same time, two Greek productions specially designed to celebrate 30 years showcase an institution that innovates and sparks creativity, with great Greek performers in participation: Manolis Mitsias, Christos Thivaios, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Penny Baltatzi, Dimitris Basis, Rena Morfi, Doros Dimosthenous, Rita Antonopoulou, Kostas Thomaidis, Kalliopi Pouska. This fete of music will conclude with an emblematic concert, where an artist of mythical status will ascend the stage of Sani Festival: Andrea Boccelli, performing within arm’s reach of the limited number of attendees to enjoy the most highly anticipated music event of this summer!
Join us this summer at Sani Hill, the setting where we congregate for the summer festival, to witness melody become experience and music become ritual; to celebrate a festival story of 30 years, Sani Festival.
JAZZ ON THE HILL: 10.07 SATURDAY
Avishai Cohen | Big Vicious
Charismatic trumpeter Avishai Cohen will raise the curtain of this year’s Sani Festival and its flagship Jazz on the Hill section. An artist heavily influenced by Miles Davis, Cohen launched his home-grown band, Big Vicious, six years ago, after relocating from the US to his native Israel and rounding up musicians who helped him shape the music from the ground up. The group is an association of old friends, who have jazz music as a common background, but also bring to it their own music statement in a creative fusion that becomes part of the band’s sound. Textures from electronica, ambient and psychedelia music are part of the blend, along with grooves and beats from rock, pop, trip-hop and more. “An instrumental master and a composer of vivid originality” as the Guardian write, Avishai Cohen – who “has rather quietly become one of the most creative trumpet players in jazz”, according to JazzTimes – is about to climb up Sani Hill for a magical concert to mark the festival’s comeback.
JAZZ ON THE HILL: 17.07 SATURDAY
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis, one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music, and a living jazz legend will mark the second Jazz on the Hill concert for 2021. The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee defines the Branford Marsalis Quartet as the core of his musical universe. After more than thirty years, this celebrated ensemble is revered for its uncompromising interpretation of a multifaceted range of both original compositions, and jazz and popular classics. Their latest album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, finds the quartet at a new peak, capturing a kaleidoscope of moods with inspiration in what is their most emotionally wide-ranging and melody-driven collection to date. Encapsulating Branford Marsalis’s vision, this album is sophisticated, adventurous and captures a great band sounding better than ever. As Jazziz Magazine states, “Branford Marsalis’ quartet has been a model of daring, unapologetic artistry for the past three decades”, and Sani Festival is honoured to welcome them in Greece.
GREEK VARIATIONS: 24.07 SATURDAY
Stefanos Korkolis | Sofia Manousaki
Stefanos Korkolis climbs onto the stage at Sani Hill to share the notes to his personal Music Stories, joining forces with an exceptional performer, Sofia Manousaki. They feature songs he has written and performed, songs he wrote for others, songs he has arranged, songs he has adapted and songs he simply loves. It is a musical journey with stops at his most popular melodies as well as gems by prominent Greek musicians, including Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarchakos, Manos Loizos, Mimis Plessas, Giannis Spanos and Afroditi Manou, as well as popular hits from the international pop, rock, blues, jazz and world music stage. Highlighting eclectic affinities between diverse sounds – such as linking Ray Charles’s “Hit the Road Jack” and Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” to popular Greek entechno and laiko songs – Stefanos Korkolis’s Music Stories bring together audience and musicians for unexpected twists and turns and inspired improvisation.
SOUNDS OF THE WORLD: 31.07 SATURDAY
Mino Cinelu Band
The world-famous percussionist Mino Cinelu is going to showcase his virtuosity on the stage of Sani Hill on the last Saturday of July. He has cooperated with plenty of talented musicians, like Sting, Miles Daves, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Kate Bush, Dizzy Gillespie, Branford Marsalis and many more. In fact, he has probably played the percussion on most of the music you hear while enjoying a drink in a café. He has released four albums under his own name and appeared on countless more records as a composer, co-leader, guest or sideman. In 2020 Mino Cinelu joined forces with Norwegian trumpetist Nils Petter Molvaer, and they released a unique duo recording titled SulaMadiana. The record is a swirl of dub reggae, Nordic and Caribbean rhythms. Mino Cinelu revisits his classics like Confians among other new compositions surrounded by an all-stars lineup composed of Janysett McPherson, Alune Wade and Luca Aquino. Considered as one of the best percussionists in the world, the brilliant multi-instrumentalist is back with a unique and captivating musical journey beyond the roots of jazz.
INTERNATIONAL SOUNDS: 07.08 SATURDAY
Richard Galliano, a renowned French accordionist of Italian heritage, brings to Sani Hill the melodies of this lyrical melody of his instrument, blending them with the unique landscape of Sani’s medieval tower. He has famously developed the traditional expression of the accordion, giving it refreshing new life through French jazz. Drawing great inspiration for the French music traditions, especially the musette waltz, Galliano also takes his music to new contemporary places inspired by jazz, blues, tango and Brazilian music, thus blending melody with feeling, emotion and atmosphere. Playing along with his father at the early age of four was the starting point of a long and fruitful career that has taken him all around the world. He has recorded over 50 albums and performed with legends like Chet Baker, Gary Burton, Ron Carter, Astor Piazzolla, Jan Garbarek, Charlie Haden, Wynton Marsalis, and many more. After 30 years, he took a couple of years to mark his stand with his New Jazz Musette album, once and for all emphasizing his everlasting creative and enthusiastic approach to jazz.
INTERNATIONAL SOUNDS: 11.08 WEDNESDAY
Brazilian-Greek Katerina Polemi, who has made a splash with her music, songs and her unique stage presence, has invited her wonderful friends – singers, creators and musicians – to a concert that will sprout Flowers on the Hill of Sani. It is set to be a colourful show; an evening filled with youthful drive, humour and virtuosity, sounds and rhythms from the world. Young artists coming together in freshness, togetherness and companionship: the magical Maria Papageorgiou, who has a rare ability to add strength and emotion in everything she performs; the unique Pavlina Voulgaraki, who creates a dreamlike atmosphere in her songs and in her concerts; the self-luminous Themos Skandamis, with his unexpected, smiling songs; and the young Dimitris Kopsis, with his voice almost tender. Joined by a band of four exceptional musicians, they are promising to take us away to a celebratory outing to many different corners of the planet – spending a little more time on the bright musical roads of Greece as well as Brazil.
GREEK VARIATIONS: 14.08 SATURDAY
Nikos Portokaloglou along with: Ble, Stathis Drogosis
JukeBox – The Songs We Grew up With
One of our country’s most prominent musicians, Nikos Portokaloglou has set up an outstanding programme this year, which features songs from his entire career plus new compositions as well as covers of older songs by leading Greek and international composers, which all power a living jukebox on the stage: a concert filled with nostalgia and optimism, colourful and vibrant, spanning songs from across eras and languages – “songs we grew up with, songs that made us what we are”. Along with Ble, Stathis Drogosis, Agapi Diaggelaki, Vyron Tsourapis, Thanasis Tsakirakis and Ilias Lampropoulos, they are a unique group of friends ready to transport us to almost every facet of the musical spectrum. Can you fit on one playlist “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”, Greek ‘70s hit “To Koritsi tou Mai”, “Dancing Queen”, “Odi ston Georgio Karaiskaki”, “Pano ap’ ta Synnefa” from 1988, “Should I Stay or Should I Go”, “Poso Se Thelo”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Min to Peis Pouthena”, George Dalaras’s “Skoni”, “Thalassa Mou Skoteini” and “Let it Be”? The answer will be given on Sani Hill!
CLASSIC WAVES: 21.08 SATURDAY
A journey to music and the visual arts
Sani Meets the Russian Avant-Garde
Classical music meets the visual arts in a retrospective of the Russian Avant-Garde – one of the most influential movements periods of modern art and among the most interesting creative periods in history, which developed in Russia in the first decades of the 20th century. MOMus–Museum of Modern Art’s Kostakis Collection, featuring 1275 works of important artists of the Russian Avant-Garde (Kazimir Malevich, Vasilii Kandinsky, Liubov Popova, Vladimir Tatlin, Olga Rozanova, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Solomon Nikritin, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Gustav Klucis etc.) meets the music of Transcription Ensemble, one of the most ever-evolving music groups in Greece. Under the title Sani Meets the Russian Avant-Garde, this concert will feature a chamber music repertory that is as important as it is rare – made up of Russian Avant-Garde Composers such as Georgy Catoire, Nikolai Roslavets, Arthur-Vincent Lourié, Sergei Prokofiev, Aleksandr Scriabin and Paul Juon – together with synchronised projections that present the Kostakis Collection artwork, as well as the era and the collector. It is a themed performance for two senses that will use music and visuals to transport us to a bygone era.
CONCERTS JAZZ ON THE HILL & INTERNATIONAL SOUNDS (9, 16, 23, 30 July):
General Entrance: 25€ / Reserved Seat Admission: 40€ / VIP Seat Admission: 70€
CONCERTS GREEK VARIATIONS (6 & 13 August):
General Entrance: 20€ / Reserved Seat Admission: 30€ / VIP Seat Admission: 50€
CONCERT ANDREA BOCELLI (20 August):
from 100€ to 800€ varying according to different audience zones
CONTACT: Τ: 2310-317.327 & 23740-99.400
Festival of the sea July, 15th - Aug., 27th, 2022 Amphitheatre of Nea Moudania | West Coast The top cultural event
Festival of the sea
July, 15th – Aug., 27th, 2022
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 15 (Friday) 9:00 pm - August 27 (Saturday) 11:00 pm EEST
Amphitheatre of Nea Moudania
Diodorou, Nea Moudania 63200
Varvara Festival 29-30 July 2022 Varvara Waterfalls | East Coast The music festival of Varvara is organised every summer in an amazing landscape in the
29-30 July 2022
Varvara Waterfalls | East Coast
The music festival of Varvara is organised every summer in an amazing landscape in the forest near the village. The festival is one of the few that takes places in the mountainous part of Halkidiki.
Well known artists all these years support this cultural movement of the locals. Among them famous names of the Greek music scene such as Sokratis Malamas, Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Christos Thivaios, Glikeria, Melina Aslanidou, Melina Kana, Nikos Portokaloglou, Mario and others.
The Varvara Festival is an opportunity for visitors to attend music concerts and enjoy the magnificent climate which the region of Varvara offers during the summer months, the natural beauty of this area of Halkidiki and taste the local cuisine as well.
29/7, 21:30 Live concert by Eleni Tsaligopoulou & Giannis Dionysiou
30/7, 21:30 Live concert by Glykeria – Melina Kana & Manitarock
29 (Friday) 9:30 pm - 30 (Saturday) 1:00 am EEST