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3rd Amari Green Festival 2018

Events Program

Saturday

10:00-14:00 Apodoulou: Traditional bread kneading and baking by the housewives of the village.
11:00-12:00 Apodoulou: Guided tour of the archaeological site of the village in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno.
18:00-20:00 Monastiraki: Guided tour of the archaeological site of the village.
19:00-20:00 Monastiraki: Inauguration of the photo exhibition: "40 years of archaeological excavations in Amari", at the Primary School of the village, in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno.
20:00-21:00 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Seminar of making traditional soap and also soap with essential oils of local aromatic plants.
18:30-20:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Seminar on "Local entrepreneurship and alternative tourism".
21:00-22:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Concert "Traveling with the voice of Crete". A musical journey that starts from Crete and travels... all over Greece, together with Maria Louka, Giorgos Zacharioudakis, Dimitris Stefanakis, Vangelis Tsagarakis & Stavros Tsagarakis.
22:30-00:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: CHAINIDES’ concert.
CHAINIDES will be all present and comprehensive. Music-Song: Dimitris Apostolakis, Dimitris Zacharioudakis, Peter Jacques, Takis Kanellos, Spyridoula Baka, Dimitris Brentas, Michalis Nikopoulos, Giannis Nounis.

Sunday

10:00-14:00 Nefs Amari: Route / Hiking of Natural and Cultural Heritage: Agios Titos (Saint Titus)- Kera Panagia. Starting from the plateau of Agios Titos.
11:00-15:00 Fourfouras: Learning of how to play prefa (cards game) and the organization of a contest will take place in the traditional coffee-shops (kafeneia) of the village.
18:00-19:00 Nefs Amari: Inauguration of a Folk Art exhibition at the village’s school. Traditional textiles and embroidery of Amari, Opsigias and other villages of the Municipality.
18:30-20:00: Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: The housewives of Amari cook, present and offer samples of the cooking of the area.
19:00-20:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Seminar on "Water and weather phenomena in Amari" with the participation of leading scientists and scholars.
20:30-21:30 Asomaton School/Asomaton Monastery: Inauguration of the Historical Photography Exhibition "Bygone Times". Significant Events - Fun - Immigration - of the period 1961-1981.
21:30-22.30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Concert "Urban Songs of Crete". Music and song: Giorgos Papadakis, Eugenia Toli, Spyros Papadakis, Vassilis Papadakis.
22:30-00:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Concert of Psarogiorgis. Giorgis Xylouris will sing traditional Cretan songs and some of his own songs and he will also make some improvisations.

Monday

19:00-21:00 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Traditional Pies of Amari will be made by the Housewives of the village Petrochori.
19:30-21:00 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Seminar on "The Benefits for the Livestock and for the Cretan Products on the land of Amari" will be held while cheese and local products will be tasted.
21:00-22:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Concert "In the Sounds of Lute". A trip to the sweetness of the old traditional sound together with Stelios Stamatogiannakis, Manolis Vernidakis and Stella Siragaki.
22:30-00:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Veteran Dancers from Amari meet on stage and dance their beloved music. The new generation, dancing groups from the villages of the Municipality of Amari will dance with them. Also, local musicians will accompany them with the lyre, the lute and the song.

Tuesday

10:00-14:00 Platania: "Searching for the nature". Climbing at the Platanias Gorge, having a tour of the village and also a treat will take place. (The starting point will be the center of the village.
18:30-19:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Seminars on: a) " The Touristic Geopark of Psiloritis and tools for the promotion of local products" and b) "Paths, routes, bird watching, plants etc.", in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History.
19:30-20:30 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: Seminar on "Cyclical Economy, Recycling, Green Points and Good Practices".
20:00-22:00 Asomaton School/Panakron Estate: The Art of Hondros (Cretan Trachanas). Presentation of the process of making both sweet and sour hondros by the villagers from Pantanassa will be held.
21:30-22:30 Gerakari: Puppet Theater: "Fearless Pirates", an interactive performance by the "OOPS" group in the new playground of the village.
21:30-22:30 Platanos: Fairy tales of Amari at the new playground of the village.
21:30-22:30: Asomaton School / Panakron Estate: Theater: " Tromaras" by Georgios Vizyinos, adapted and directed by Marinella Vlachaki.

Wednesday

18:00-21:00 Fourfouras: "50 years of the High-school of Foufouras; yesterday, today, tomorrow", which ncludes: Photo exhibition from the school life, student-teacher meetings and lectures in the courtyard of the High-school.
21:00-22:00 Fourfouras: Feast, treat, music tours in the courtyard of the High-school.
22:00-00:00 Fourfouras: Cretan and folk music evening with Lefteris Tzagarakis and the musicians Yannis Sissakis, Yannis Mavromatis, Dimitris Tzimas & Manos Nazlis.

**Exhibitions of local products and businesses will take place on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the Panakron estate.

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