Heraklion Summer Festival
As summers approach you can get ready to expect a world of art and culture at Heraklion. Starting in July till late September each year, the city of Heraklion situated on a Greek island Crete hosts a small arts festival. Although it is a small scale festival but people involved in art are attracted to places that are not too loud or too noisy. If you are one of those art lovers then Crete is worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. Flights to Heraklion can be taken from any part of the world and can even be booked online. Apart from the summer arts festival, there are many places you will find interesting.
The capital of Crete, Heraklion, also called Iraklio, is located towards the northern side of the island. As you enter the Greek Island you will be filled with a strong inquisitiveness especially when you set your eyes on various museums that are there in Crete. All these museums are renovated or rather restored to their existing shape after employing many experts in the field. The Natural History Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Heraklion are the most notable among the places in Crete.
The summer arts festival further increases the curiosity of foreign visitors as the form of art is something you may have never witnessed earlier in your life. The festival is organized by the Heraklion City Council. Along with the arts festival you can hope to see their classic Ballet and opera. They happen to one of those most artistically oriented events of Crete. Crete is culturally very rich. Come July and you will observe the place fill up with exhibitions, theatrical plays, lectures, concerts and various other events. Many celebrated guests are invited for the fest, who play their part as artists as well as enthusiastic audiences. As the cultural capital of Greek Islands, every summer in Crete brings great cheer and happiness all over.
The festival continues to attract thousands of visitors and celebrities throughout the various diverse cultures. Among them, celebrated artists from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Joan Baez, Kirov and Vienna Operas have been the most attractive ones. Some of Greeces most celebrated musicians, such as Georges Moustaki and Mikis Theodorakis happen to be few of the celebrated artists of the island, and even they have been a part of the summer arts fest in the past.
The festival is celebrated with real zest for the art and culture of the place. You can also hope to witness the performances in the open air theatres at the Manos Hatzidakis and Nikos Kazantzakis located at a very convenient place in the city.