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Chestnut festival Elos

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Chestnut festival Elos

We will be staying in Agia Marina in October and have heard that the chestnut festival takes place in Elos towards the end of October. Is it possible to get to Elos by bus at that time of year? Would there be anywhere to stay overnight? Any information about the village and the festival would be greatly appreciated.

Judy

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1. Re: Chestnut festival Elos

You can go to Elos from Kasteli, I think there are 2 busses, but the festival is in the afternoon, its an experience not to be missed! Go to church, see a typical Greek service, then they roast chestnuts on the square, and its full of locals even from Chania (including me) that go. Accomodation is (I think) impossible, as all visitors want to stay near the beach and not on the mainland.

Another 2 great festivals, which are local and must not be missed is the St George festival at Sirikari, you stay overnight and there is music and food which you also bring and share with other people.

The best festival of all is at Profitis (St) Ilias, near Sougia around the end of July, involving a 2 hour hike (or take boat and 1 hour hike), service during sunset, with spectacular views over a clif, traditional feast with singing, eating (sharing food with others), and sleeping under the stars. DONT miss it!

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2. Re: Chestnut festival Elos

you can stay in Elafonissi nearby place named Glykeria apartments, present here on TA

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Thank you both for the information. It would be great if we get the opportunity to go. Do you know what date the festival is this year? I guess it depends on when they harvest the chestnuts.

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The Chestnut Festival at Elos in on 4th November this year. We went last Sunday and nothing was on, so we asked in the local taverna. It starts in the afternoon and there will be lots of lovely things to sample apparently.

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It's a shame we'll miss it, we got home yesterday. Had a great 2 weeks in Agia Marina though.

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4th november? thanx for letting us know we were going this weekend lol

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