Casa dei Mezzo Festival - Makris Gialos


Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival with international stars at Makrigialos Crete, is the only exciting classical music festival on Crete offering a dynamic programme to complement the fascinating cultural heritage of this magnificent island.

Every year in summer, Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival, founded by Gunnar Strømsholm on the South East Coast of Crete, takes place in this small village of east crete.

The festival attracts people from all over Crete, Greece. 

"The most unique and intimate classical music Summer festival in Europe"
The Sunday Times Online

The next Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival will take place from Thursday 24 to Monday 28 June 2021.

A music festival worthy of Vienna or London, in Makrigialos!

This unique music festival offers you an unforgettable opportunity to experience live performances by world-class artists in the beautiful and intimate setting of Villa Casa dei Mezzo, Makrigialos, Crete. It makes an important cultural contribution to the summer season in Makrigialos and it is the only annual classical chamber music festival that is held on Crete.

Apart from the concerts held at Casa dei Mezzo in Makrigialos, again there will be a lunchtime concert at Villa de Mezzo in Etia and for the first time a classical music concert at Toplou Monastery.

Makrigialos is a find and has one of the best beaches at this end of Crete, with tavernas and sand which shelves to gently that you begin to think you are going to walk the 320km to Africa.

Makrigialos could be used as a base for exploring the beauty of the wider area of South-East Crete. Apart from the beautiful beaches stretching from Ferma to Goudouras, it is worth visiting the surrounding villages, walking in the canyon of Pefki or in the lush Orino Gorge.

For your stay at Makriagialos Village : 

- Aspros Potamos Traditional Eco Houses, here, you are staying in a real old Cretan hamlet very old! A few minutes from Makrigialos on the south coast, ages away in feel. One of the calmest and most relaxing places in Crete. 

The White Houses of Crete, three stylish cottages and two apartments (sleeping 2-9) converted from fishermen’s houses, right on the harbour of this sleepy town of Makrigialos in eastern Crete

Akrotiri Apartments and Studios has a superb location, views, and overlooking the Makrigialos bay. Comfortable apartments and studios, gardens, two beaches to enjoy nearby and close to Makris Gialos village in eastern Crete. 

For more information about the festival:


Casa dei Mezzo Makris Gialos, 720 55, Crete, Greece

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