Δευτέρα, 25 Ιουλίου 2011

Le Festival de Renaissance de Réthymnon.

Tous les étés, la ville crétoise de Rethymnon subit une curieuse métamorphose en se parant des attraits de la Grèce antique à la Renaissance italienne.

Dans le cadre de son Festival de la Renaissance, elle se transforme en une ville médiévale vénitienne, et s’incluent dans son programme de véritables moments d’'authenticité avec la présence de théâtre, de musique et d’arts traditionnels.

Au fil des années, toutes les œuvres de dramaturges crétois ont été présentées lors du festival, avec des pièces de Shakespeare, Molière, Goldoni et bien d'autres. Des musiciens de partout dans le monde jouent un large éventail de musique, de la période de la Renaissance à nos jours. Des spectacles de danse, des expositions de peintures, des projections cinématographiques et des discours rempliront le reste du menu.

Le Festival Renaissance de Réthymnon vous invite à devenir les protagonistes, les mystiques et les co-créateurs, inspirateurs et co-voyageurs dans un parcours enchanteur à travers une expression unique, pleine de musique, de théâtre et de mouvement.

Au cœur de l'été, Réthymnon accueille de célèbres ensembles vocaux d'Europe et du monde, ainsi que des groupes de théâtre, représentants de l'ère de la Renaissance, afin de nous accompagner dans cette remarquable parenthèse temporelle qui se déroule dans le présent, visant à établir un dialogue vivant avec le passé lointain et à enrichir notre relation avec les
arts.

Yiannis Kotzianoglou

Rethymnon Wine Festival

For years, the Touring Club of Rethymnon, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rethymnon, organised the Rethymnon Wine Festival – a 2-week celebration of Cretan wine, music and dance. An entrance fee was charged, you bought a carafe and some glasses, and you could drink as much wine as you wanted, whilst listening to some very good Cretan music and watching some fantastic dancing.

For several different kinds of reasons, over the last years, the wine festival did not take place every year.

In 2008 the municipality of Rethymnon took the decision to stop organising the Wine Festival, at least in the format that we got to know it.

In 2009 the Wine Festival was re-introduced, but with a complete new identity and format. The wine festival still takes place in the Municipal Park

The 2011 programme:

Saturday 23rd

19.30-20.30: kid's entertainment
20.00-21.00: accoustic set with saxophonist Antonis Hantoumakis
21.00-21.30: traditional Cretan music and dance by the Varkoforon group
21.30-23.30: concert with Dionysos Tsaknis
20.00-23.00: opportunity for wine tasting by members of the Cretan Wine Network

Sunday 24th

19.30-20.30: kid's entertainment
20.30-21.00: traditional dances from Thraki by the dance group of the Lykeio Ellinidon Rethymnon
21.00-21.30: cooking session with chef Dimitris Skarmoutsos
21.30-22.00: traditional dances from Crete by the dance group of the Lykeio Ellinidon Rethymnon
22.00-23.30: concert with Panos Mouzourakis
20.00-23.00: opportunity for wine tasting by members of the Cretan Wine Network

Monday 25th

19.30-20.30: kid's entertainment
20.30-21.30: culinary delights by members of the Chefs Association
21.30-22.30: Cretan evening with the dance group Erofili and music by Nikos Synolakis
22.30-23.30: Rock concert with ARAPAO

Tuesday 26th

19.30-20.30: kid's entertainment
20.30-21.00: Cretan traditional music with the band Kyklos and dance by the group Rizes tis Kritis
21.00-22.00: Dance evening with the participation of Rethymnon dance schools
22.30-23.30: Jazz concert with CANEA 6

Wednesday 27th

19.30-20.30: kid's entertainment
20.00-20.30: Music (laouto, lyra) with students and teachers from the Kentro Neon Rethymnon
20.30-21.30: "Raki - Cretan Spirit." Renowned photographer Andreas Smaragdis presents the story of the Cretan Raki through his award-winning photographs.
22.30-23.30: Concert with Ypogeia Revmata
21.00-23.00: Raki tasting provided by Cretan distillers

Thursday 28th

19.30-20.30: kid's entertainment
20.30-21.00: Cretan music and dance by the group Arkadi
21.15-22.15: Award ceremony for Manolis Stavrakakis, professor at the Agricultural University of Athens, for his work for the Greek wine industry in general and specifically for his contribution to the development of this industry on Crete. This is followed by a discussion by amateur wine-produces, with the opportunity to taste their wines.
22.15-23.30: Cretan folk songs with Antonis Fragakis, Giorgis Zacharioudakis, Dimitris Sideris, Stelios Sykakis and Giannis


Κυριακή, 24 Ιουλίου 2011

L'île "Souda" peut être visitée à partir du mardi 10 Juillet.

La municipalité de La Canée, a annoncé (site web de la municipalité) la possibilité de visiter l'îlot de Souda, situé à l'entrée de la baie de Souda. Les visites en bateau, cette année, ont débuté mardi le 12 Juillet.

Le programme a été conçu en collaboration avec l'office du tourisme de la ville et donne l'occasion de visiter Souda, deux fois par semaine, tous les mardis et jeudis.


Les départs des bateaux qui sont prévus:

Port de Souda
: 10:30 heure de départ avec le bateau:"Black Pearl"

Port de Rethymno: 9:15 heure de départ du bateau "Barbarossa"
Almyrida port: Les départs seront déterminés en fonction de l'intérêt des visiteurs avec le navire «Hector»

L’îlot de Souda est situé près de l'entrée de la baie de Souda, qui est un port naturel protégé par les hautes montagnes à l'est par rapport a la ville de Chania.

Fortezza est une forteresse vénitienne construite sur l'îlot de Souda en 1571 afin de contrôler l'entrée dans la baie. Pour les Vénitiens, Souda ne fut pas un port de grande importance. Ils ont utilisé les ports de La Canée et Handax (Héraklion), où ils avaient construit leurs chantiers navals car leurs navires étaient légers et pouvaient naviguer en eau peu profonde.
Toutefois, Souda a été reconnu comme un port sûr et c'est pour cette raison qu'il a été protégé par la forteresse sur l'îlot. Même aujourd'hui, Souda est utilisé comme une base navale de grande importance. Souda est restée une possession vénitienne, même après l'occupation de la Crète jusqu'en 1715.

Les sources historiques mentionnent que, en 1630, la forteresse était armée de 44 canons de différents calibres et de 9185 balles de métal. Des remparts forts entouraient l'îlot. Les bastions Martinengo et Michiel ont été construits sur le côté nord. Entre les deux bastions, une petite porte conduit à la partie inférieure de l'île, où se trouvent le cimetière et à semi bastion, Mocenigo. Les casernes étaient situées sur la côte orientale. Près de la caserne, il y avait trois citernes, des salles de stockage, les jardins et la petite église de La Madonnina. Sur le côté sud, se situait le bastion d'Orsino et la porte de forteresse et sur le côté ouest, trois citernes, un dépôt de munitions et un moulin à vent.
Les Turcs ont occupé la Crète en 1669, mais la forteresse sur l'îlot de Souda est restée une possession vénitienne et est devenu le refuge des rebelles crétois, jusqu'en 1715, quand elle a été finalement occupée.

Un autre îlot plus petit, de forme ronde est situé au nord-ouest de Souda. Ce petit îlot est représenté sur les cartes sous le nom de « l'île des lapins".

Pendant l'Antiquité, les deux îlots ont été appelés "Lefke", qui en grec signifie blanc. Selon la mythologie grecque, les sirènes en concurrence avec les Muses ont décidé de se confronter lors d'un concours de musique. Les sirènes ont été défaites et ont été si tristes que elles ont perdu leurs ailes, qui sont devenues blanches et elles sont tombées dans la mer, où ces petits îlots ont été créés. (Stefanos Byzantios)

Yiannis Kotzianoglou 23/7/2011

Κυριακή, 17 Ιουλίου 2011

The island "Souda" can be visited.

The municipality of Chania has announced (municipality’s website) the possibility to visit the islet of Souda, located at the entrance of Souda Bay. The programme of this year sea tours will start on Tuesday 12th of July.
The program has been developed in cooperation with the tourist office of the city and gives the opportunity to visit Suda twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday.


The departures of the ships will be as follows:

Souda harbour: departure time 10:30 am with the ship: "Black PEARL."
Rethymno harbour: departure time 9:15 am the ship "Barbarossa."
Almyrida harbour: will depart the ship "Hector" Departures to be determined according to the interests of visitors
Souda islet is located near the entrance of Souda bay, which is a natural port protected by the high mountains east from Chania city. Souda is located northeast from the port of Chania city.
Fortezza is a Venetian fortress built on Souda islet in 1571 in order to control the entrance in the bay. For the Venetians, Souda was not a port of great importance. They used the ports in Chania and Handax (Heraklion) where they had built their shipyards because their ships were light and could sail in shallow water. However, Souda was recognized as a safe port and for this reason it was protected by the fortress on the islet. Even today, Souda is used as a naval base of great importance. Souda remained a Venetian possession even after the occupation of Crete until 1715.
Sources mention that in 1630 the fortress was armed with 44 cannons of various caliber and 9185 metal balls. Strong defensive walls surrounded the islet. Martinengo and Michiel bastions were built on the northern side. Between the two bastions, a small gate led to the lower part of the island, where the cemetery and the semibastion Mocenigo was. The barracks were located on the eastern side. Near the barracks, there were three cisterns, storage rooms, gardens and the small church La Madonnina. On the southern side, there was the Orsino bastion and the fortress gate and on the western side, three cisterns, ammunition dump, shooting range and a windmill.
The Turks occupied Crete in 1669 but the fortress on Souda islet remained a Venetian possession and sheltered Cretan rebels until 1715, when it was occupied as well. A smaller, round-shaped islet is located northwest from Souda islet. This small islet is depicted on Venetian maps under the name island of the rabbits”. In ancient times the two islets were called “Lefke", which in Greek means white. According to Greek mythology, the Sirens competed with the Muses in a music contest. The Sirens were defeated and were so sad that they lost their wings, became white and fell into the sea, where these small islets were created. (Stefanos Byzantios)

Κυριακή, 10 Ιουλίου 2011

INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT RETHYMNO 2011






The tournament will be held from 11-18 July 2011, in Rethymno town, Crete.
For one week Rethymno, the town of culture and art is becoming the center of chess events around Europe. The Third International Chess Tournament “Rethymno 2011” is going to be held from 11 till 18 July 2011 and give hospitality to great personalities of chess from many different European countries and as a result the spiritual battles are expected to be fabulous and definitely intensive.
At the same time, all the participants will have the opportunity to learn about the history of this town through a series of cultural events, an issue which is going to characterize Rethymno as chess and multicultural town during the period of the tournament!
For that reasons, we invite you to come and enjoy your stay at Rethymno city, traveling on the white and black squares with the company of officers and kings, next to the amazing Cretan Sea!
ORGANIZERS: Municipality of Rethymno – Chess Club of Rethymno
CO - ORGANIZERS: Region of Rethymno, Greek chess federation, Chamber of Commerce Rethymnon
TOURNAMENT VENUE: The "House of Culture" (central "Mikrasiaton" square, Rethymno old town)
MODE: 9 rounds, Swiss System

TIMETABLE: Registration until 11:00 p.m., Monday, 11 July 2011
Opening Ceremony: Monday, 11 July, starting at 17:00
Closing Ceremony: Monday, 18 July, starting at 19.00

TIME CONTROL: 90 min for 40 moves + 30min + 30sec per move from the first move.
TIE BREAKS:
1. The results between the tied players (provided they have all played against each other)
2. Buchholz
3. Median Buchholz
4. Sum of Progressive Scores (and its tie-breaks)
5. Sonnenborn-Berger
6. Drawing of lots

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Mathioudakis Xenofon, Anagnostakis Emmanouil
ENTRY FEE: for the Open will be inversely related to grade:
Free - titled players (GM, IM, WGM, WIM) and players with ELO up 2300+
30 €, players with ELO 2100-2299,
40 € players under 18
50 € all others players.

PRIZES: Total Prize Fund 8.500 Euro
* For equally matched players, the prices will be shared by the Hort system
* If a player wins two Special categories prices, he takes the bigger one

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