THE FESTIVAL


Set in Agios Nikolaos, one of the most beautiful seaside towns of Greece, the first blueFest Crete is a 3 day culture festival marking the revival of a long tradition that started 30 years ago. As the year of 2018 was designated the year of European Cultural Heritage, the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation took the initiative to link the rich cultural heritage of Greece with new and traditional forms of artistic expression, by organizing a celebration of summer and culture, featuring visual arts, cinema, theatre and music.

blueFest Crete 18


From 30 June to 2 July, overlooking the beautiful city of Agios Nikolaos, Crete, the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation organized a 3-day festival of cultural events on the occasion of the proclamation of 2018 as European Year of Cultural Heritage. The blueFest Crete 18 program linked the rich cultural heritage of our country with new and traditional forms of artistic expression through a variety of artistic activities. Below you can find videos and photos from this year’s events at blueFest Crete.

  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – 3 Days of events

    blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Eva Boudouri Dj Set - Mamma Mia!

    blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Sea Cleaning

  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS"

    blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Petros Klabanis "Rooftop Stories"

    blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides

dayOne

  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Eva Boudouri Dj Set
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Eva Boudouri Dj Set
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Eva Boudouri Dj Set
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening

DayTwo

  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Sea Cleaning
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Sea Cleaning
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Sea Cleaning
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - "Georgia Kotretsos: 4 CENTS: ON SHOW FOR 500 YEARS
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 – Sakis Tsitomeneas Dj Set
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 – Sakis Tsitomeneas Dj Set
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Petros Klabanis "Rooftop Stories"
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Petros Klabanis "Rooftop Stories"
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Petros Klabanis "Rooftop Stories"
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Petros Klabanis "Rooftop Stories"
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Petros Klabanis "Rooftop Stories"
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 2 - Petros Klabanis "Rooftop Stories"

DayThree

  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - Mamma Mia! Movie screening
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 3 - "Socrates Now" by Yannis Simonides

GuestsPhotos

  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
  • blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond – Guests photos
blueFest Crete 18 | Culture & Beyond - Day 1 - Eva Boudouri Dj Set
3

days

7

events

5

Artists




Celebrating summer & culture

Schedule


3 days filled with visual arts, cinema, theatre & music

June 30, Saturday, 2018
19:30 – 21:00
Opening Party
DJ: Eva Boudouri - En Lefko 87.7
Where: Ammos Beach
Opening Party
A freestyle DJ set with emphasis on soulful disco, jazzy electronica and nu funk.
21:00 – 23:00
Pop-up movie screening: Mamma Mia!
Where: Ammos Beach
Mamma Mia!
A pop-up cinematic experience on the beach, presenting the beloved movie Mamma Mia! A Hollywood favorite, featuring all-time-classic ABBA pop songs and set with the Greek Summer as a backdrop, returns to its birthplace for two nights. The all-star cast includes Greece at its most stunning, Meryl Strip, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The color and atmosphere of the Greek islands fill the screen and the audience’s soul, leaving a sense of joy and optimism.

Entrance is free.
July 01, Sunday, 2018
09:00
Sea cleaning
Who: Volunteer divers “We Dive We Clean”
Where: Limani, Agios Nikolaos
Sea cleaning
In the framework of the exhibition and at the invitation of the artist Georgia Kotretsos, the group of volunteer divers We Dive We Clean will dive into the sea of Agios Nikolaos for the purpose of discharging it from foreign and polluting objects that harm the marine flora & fauna.
19:30
Fine Art Exhibition Opening
Artist: Georgia Kotretsos
Where: Minos Beach art hotel
Fine Art Exhibition Opening
The Art on Blue Art Exhibition Series which promotes younger Greek artists, is launched with works specially designed for the beach area of Minos Beach art hotel. The sculptural installation "4 Cents" by artist Georgia Kotretsos on the rocky surfaces of the beach of Minos Beach art hotel.
21:00 – 22:00
Rooftop Stories Concert
Artist: Petros Klampanis
Where: Minos Beach art hotel
Rooftop Stories
The superbly talented musician Petros Klampanis manages to combine his world travels and good cinematography to create Rooftop Stories, an exceptional video series creating sound souvenirs of cities like Athens, London, Barcelona, Havana and Tel Aviv. In each city, he makes up a song with just his voice, his bass, and a looping pedal, on rooftops of buildings where the whisper of the city turns to a song. The Rooftop Stories will be presented at this solo concert.
22:00 - 00:00
Cocktail Party
Artist: Sakis Tsitomeneas
Where: Minos Beach art hotel
Cocktail Party
A festive party at Minos Beach art hotel with funky and uplifting grooves.
*Register
*Entrance is free. Places for day 2 & day 3 are limited. Book yours now.
July 02, Monday, 2018
21:00 – 23:00
Pop-up movie screening: Mamma Mia!
Where: Candia park village
Mamma Mia!
A pop-up cinematic experience on the beach, presenting the beloved movie Mamma Mia! A Hollywood favorite, featuring all-time-classic ABBA pop songs and set with the Greek Summer as a backdrop, returns to its birthplace for two nights. The all-star cast includes Greece at its most stunning, Meryl Strip, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The color and atmosphere of the Greek islands fill the screen and the audience’s soul, leaving a sense of joy and optimism.
21:00 - 22:10
Theatrical Play “Socrates Now”
Artist: Yannis Simonides
Where: Minos Beach art hotel
Socrates Now
EllinikoThεatro (Greek Theatre Foundation, New York) presents the performance-discourse: “Socrates Now with the EMMY winning actor Yannis Simonides. After 460 performance-discourses to more than 200.000 people in 20 countries and 8 languages. The audience takes a seat in the court of ancient Athens as Yannis Simonides as Socrates goes on trial for his life, in a humorous dramatization of the famous philosopher’s defense and his rebuttals to a guilty verdict and sentence to death. The philosopher faces his accusers with his trademark wit, cutting logic, and the courage of his ideals, in a profoundly social, political, but above all human work. An integral part of the performance is the open discussion that follows with the public, which focuses on political and philosophical issues underlying the Socratic thought, touching important issues of today.
*Register
*Entrance is free. Places for day 2 & day 3 are limited. Book yours now.

ARTISTS


A range of talented Greek artists from diverse creative backgrounds and from all walks of life.

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    Yannis Simonides,
    Actor & Director

    Born in Constantinople and raised in Athens, he is a Yale trained actor, writer and producer, as well as professor and literature enthusiast, with multiple awards and accolades, including an Emmy.

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    Georgia Kotretsos,
    Visual artist

    Visual artist, researcher and adjunct professor of fine arts based in Athens, she holds an MFA Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the US and a BFA Degree from the Durban Institute of Technology, in KwaZulu Natal, in South Africa.

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    Petros Klampanis,
    Basist & Composer

    Born in Zakynthos, Greece, he dropped out of mechanical engineering to pursue his musical passion. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany.

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    Sakis Tsitomeneas,
    En Lefko 87.7

    Α radio producer, renowned for his freestyle DJ sets. He has collaborated with radio stations such as JAZZ FM, GALAXY, NITRO, CAPITAL and KOSMOS, and during the last 8 years he produces and presents the afternoon zone at EN LEFKO 87.7.

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    Eva Boudouri,
    En Lefko 87.7

    A radio producer and voice of TV productions, she deeply loves music and is passionate about cinema. Her collaboration with EN LEFKO 87.7 started in 2007, with her taking over the presentation and editing of the evening band for 9 years.

Organizer & Big Sponsor


MamidakisFoundation

Under the auspices


PerifereiaKritis
DimosAgiouNikolaou
DAEN

Sponsors


BlueGr
Digitalwise
Vision

Communication Sponsors


EnLefko
96.3
88.9
People
Thetoc
Anatoli
104.4
CreteTransfer
Lato
Naftemporiki
Kriti
98.4
NeaKriti

Supporters


CreteTransfer
Medianeras
WeDive
PelagosCenter

Contact


Entrance is free. Places for day 2 & day 3 are limited. Book yours now.

Phone

+30 28410 22345