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  • When: 01 Oct, 2017, Sun - 14 Oct, 2017, Sat
    Hours: Evenings
  • Where: Rethimno Town, Crete
  • Category: Festival

Since 1987 the famous Renaissance Festival has been organised by the Municipality of Rethymno every summer.

The municipality of Rethymno has created the Renaissance Festival and has been supporting it for the last 20 year.

As both the architecture and the literature of the Renaissance served as a pedestal for the development of the town of Rethymno, it was normal that the town should became the main sponsor of a variety of events aiming at the promotion of both the Cretan and European Renaissance.

The Renaissance festival has become an inspired and spiritual art event. Every summer the festival inspires all its guest with music and colorful images of the past. 

Hundreds of artists from all over the world gather each year in Rethymno to participate in the festival with theatrical, music and dance performances, art exhibitions ect.

Over the course of the years, all the works of Cretan playwrights have been staged, as well as a large number of plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni and others. 

Furthermore, musicians from all over the world have come to Rethymno to play music, starting from the period of the Renaissance to the modern times.

There were "Comedia del arte" performances in the narrow streets and alleys of the old town. Dancing performances, art exhibitions, speeches and films are also included in the festive activities.

Almost all the performances take place in the "Erofili" Theatre of the Fortress. Walking to "Fortezza" in a summer evening to enjoy a theatre performance or a music concert is a blissful experience.

The Programm 

1/10 - 1/10   Portraits of Rethymno Residents( Museum of Contemporary Art - 12:00:00)
1/10   Portrait: Kostas Apostolakis.(Pantelis Prevelakis Hall (Conservatory [Music School] of Rethymnon) - 21:00:00)
2/10   Portrait: Ilse Weber.Portrait: Ilse Weber.(Pantelis Prevelakis Hall (Conservatory [Music School] of Rethymnon) - 21:00:00)
3/10   Portrait: Karagiozis "The return of Karagiozis to his homeland".(Pantelis Prevelakis Hall (Conservatory [Music School] of Rethymnon) - 21:00:00)
4/10   Portrait: "Muses, Nymphs, Erinnyes »(Pantelis Prevelakis Hall (Conservatory [Music School] of Rethymnon) - 21:00:00)
5/10   Portrait: Stelios Foustalierakis(Paleontological Museum - 21:00:00)
6/10   Portrait : Domenico Scarlatti(Pantelis Prevelakis Hall (Conservatory [Music School] of Rethymnon) - 21:00:00)
8/10   Portrait: Federico García Lorca. "Federico Lorca in the Greek Song"(Cretan Folk Art Center - 12:30:00)
8/10   Portrait: Fortounatos.(Spiti Politismou - 21:00:00)
10/10   Portrait : Love (Eros) Timeless Love(Pantelis Prevelakis Hall (Conservatory [Music School] of Rethymnon) - 21:00:00)
11/10   Portrait: King Alfonso I "In the yard of Alfonso I"(Theater Erofili (Fortezza) - 21:00:00)
12/10   Portrait : Papissa Ioanna(Pantelis Prevelakis Hall (Conservatory [Music School] of Rethymnon) - 21:00:00)
14/10   Portrait : The Truth(Pantelis Prevelakis Hall (Conservatory [Music School] of Rethymnon) - 19:00:00)

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