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Festival of Art and Culture in Porto Cheli: an initiative that became an established institution

Festival of Art and Culture in Porto Cheli: an initiative that became an established institution

If you are an art and culture enthusiast, you should visit the cosmopolitan resort of Porto Cheli and enjoy unforgettable nights filled with the sounds and colors of the ‘Festival of Art and Culture’ that is held on the Manesis Estate every summer, between July and August.

In the summer, between July and August, the cosmopolitan and beautiful Porto Cheli ‘dresses up’ and welcomes art and culture enthusiasts who come to the area to enjoy unique nights filled with music and color, at the Festival of Art and Culture.

Pianist and educator Giorgos Manesis came up with the idea of establishing this unique festival and, motivated by his love of art, undertook the organization of it on his estate in Porto Cheli. The idea was born in 1978, when important art teachers met new, active and talented artists and the resulting bond gave rise to the first music nights. Ten years later, in 1988, the Manesis estate opened its gates for free, in cooperation with the municipality, to welcome the audiences that came to attend the concerts, which were rather few back then. Since 1990, the festival has become an established institution and is held up to this day.

The festival includes plays, concerts, rebetiko music nights, classical music nights, art exhibitions, seminars, conferences and other cultural events. The Festival of Art and Culture is yet another reason to include Porto Cheli in your plans for a quality vacation.

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