Guitar Competition Festival

For the last 5 years Arhanes is host to a major national cultural event, the 5-day Guitar Competition Festival, sponsored by Synchrono Odeon Kritis, Crete.

Summer Events

Arhanes municipality have been organizing for the last decade a multitude of cultural events during the summer period with the participation of local and national artists in music, theatre, dance, etc.

Alternative tourism routes

Ο Δήμος Αρχανών αποτελεί προορισμό επισκεπτών αλλοδαπών και μη, διαφόρων ηλικιών, με ποικίλα ενδιαφέροντα. Οι επισκέπτες, εκτός από τα μουσεία που λειτουργούν στις Αρχάνες, τους γνωστούς αρχαιολογικούς χώρους (Ανεμόσπηλια, Φουρνί, Τουρκογειτονιά, Βαθύπετρο) και τα ιστορικά μνημεία (γέφυρα στο Καρυδάκι), έχουν την δυνατότητα να επισκεφθούν και κάποιους επιπλέον ενδιαφέροντες προορισμούς.

Houdetsi Festival Crete, Greece August

WELCOME! Houdetsi Festival is a 4 day celebration of music, dance, food and art that takes place in the little village of Houdetsi which is located 23 klm due south of Heraklion and 3 klm from Archanes, on the island of Crete. Hundreds of musicians and various other artists from all over the world, gather in Houdetsi in order to share their love for art and culture.Today it is considered one of the biggest festivals in Greece and one of the most significant in its category, in Europe