Summer in Heraklion

Where: Heraklion, Island of Crete, ,
When: Early July - late September.
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Every year the Municipality of Heraklion organizes a series of events entitled ”Summer in Heraklion” and manages to surprise us every time not only because of the kind of events it presents but also because of their number.

For example, the city of Heraklion is featuring the record number of 200 events! The programme has everything: ancient drama (tragedy and comedy), classical ballet, oratorio, opera, children’s and modern theatre.

The program of the festival runs through early July to late September (Various dates).

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Irakleion and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Irakleion:

Event Related Information

Contact details:
HELLENIC CULTURE ORGANIZATION S.A. (HCO SA) Promotion and Communication Directorate Digital Applications Directorate 45 Plapouta St. & 58 Alexandras Ave., 11473 Athens Phone: +30-210-8894966-971 Fax: +30-210-8894965
Contact Email:

For your attention !

As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

Country Information

Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
220v 50Hz
Dialing country code:
Time Zone:
UTC+2 (Summer UTC+3)
Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers.
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Tourist website:
Information address:
Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou-EOT (Greek/Hellenic
Greece background and overview
Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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