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Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

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Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

Hi,

Does anyone know if there will be any local festivals / celebrations / traditional music ? events in Heraklion or near there during the week 22nd - 29th October this year.

Thankyou

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1. Re: Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

Hi 28th of October is a national day of celebration called ;Ochi day', this is in remembrance of the day the Greeks said no to surrender to the Italian invaders in the WW2. There will be parades and BBQ's in the streets throughout Greece.

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2. Re: Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

TrishandGlenn

Thanks very much for the information.

Best wishes

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3. Re: Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

Hi,

I think parades usually start around midday. Check with staff at your accommodation for exact locations.

It is also a national holiday, so like in the UK, some shops/tavernas may be closed, not sure if all buses running., ATM's not refilled etc.

Hope that you have a fab holiday.

Nic :-)

Edited: 4:30 pm, October 11, 2013
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4. Re: Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

hi..there will be parades,not barbeques,ATM s will operate as normal..people after the parade go to local cafes for a good day out.no problem finding cafes or restaurants open

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5. Re: Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

Nik and Athansios ...

Thanks very much for sending information

Best wishes

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6. Re: Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

Any idea about Iraklio?

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7. Re: Heraklion & area - any Festivals / Events October 2013

hi jimsack..this thread is about iraklio but it's the same around greece at this day..just a parade of the schoolkids,some proud parents watching and clapping and afterwards people go to the cafeterias...lately with the crisis people may shout during the parades against the politicians that are attending but nothing to worry about..

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